Our Halloween was very low key this year- with Anna only being 2 and her mommy preoccupied with going to China we did 2 yr old version of Halloween. Johnny had plans with his friends - the same crew he's done things with or the last 5 years. Due to poor planning on the mom's part and traveling out of town on the Dad's part we did not get our pumpkins carved- that's okay now they can be Thanksgiving decorations (at least until the rot)!
Because we live off a private drive we did not have any trick or treaters. It's great if you are an older couple and empty nesters BUT we are an older couple refilling our home! Next year I am seriously going to use advertising and bribery to bring in the trick or treaters!! I thinking a sign that says "trick or treaters welcome, candy lovers will not be disappointed"! I may live to regret doing this but I think it would be fun for the girls to have some trick or treaters!
This year Anna was a pink pig that says oink! Which is much different than what she was last year- a pink pig that said baa. She looked adorable and she enjoyed wearing her costume. She wore it to ECFE, Speech and trick or treating. Daddy took her to 5 houses- one of which was ours!! She liked that one best! There was a doggy at the second house after that her feet never touched the ground. She said trick or treat at every house except her voice got quieter with each house. Last year she was overloaded- shut down and fell asleep. this year she did good- and the celebration was just right for a 2 yr old! She came home, sat in her high chair and ate the candy!! When she sat in her high chair she gave us very clear direction "momma, you leave, Daddy you leave"! She wanted us away from her candy! And ohhhh, she loved her candy!! This morning she wanted the candy for breakfast! When we said no- we had a few tears.