Tuesday, November 1, 2011

They have the hang of how to get free candy

Last year Eric decreed that the entire family would go as the Wiggles. Flashback photo:
This year Eric decided 5 days before Halloween to be a robot. And Rachel wanted to go as Winnie the Pooh.

Thankfully, costumes are cheap when they are bought a few days before Halloween.
Eric's was super cheap: used cardboard box + duct tape + aluminum foil + John's 3 hours of hard work = a robot costume.Rachel's was also super cheap (in more ways than one): Internet site + 50% off sale + cheap standard shipping = a Winnie the Pooh costume.I think John likes Rachel's way better (if his muttering "Next time, we BUY a robot costume!" is any indication).

But the kids looked adorable.
And trick or treating was a huge hit- there was free candy, constant ringing of doorbells, and glow sticks!

Rachel found a useful use for her glow stick: checking out the puking pumpkin.This last picture is by far my favorite. I love how Eric is looking curiously over her shoulder.

But the night was punctuated by a small accident, which allowed our children to learn the true meaning of Halloween:

About halfway through the trick or treating, we were going down a steep driveway when Rachel fell down and scraped her hand a little bit. After a few tears, she was fine.

But every single house we stopped at afterwards went something like this:

The door opens to a smiling person with candy.

Eric: Trick or treat!
Rachel: Owie!

The poor person holding the bowl of candy looks confused. Eric uses this opportunity to grab an extra piece which John or I must immediately put back.
John explains that Rachel fell down and hurt her hand 5 minutes (or 7, 10, 15, 20, 25 minutes) ago in a driveway.

The person holding the candy: Awww...

And then Rachel gets extra candy.


Happy Halloween everyone! :-)

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