Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween and Trick or Treating!

This was a momentous year in our family for Halloween-- Hannah helped carve pumpkins for the first time and went trick-or-treating for the first time! Halloween started off with me running around to 6 different stores trying to find a witch costume for Hannah. Earlier in the week she saw Minnie Mouse dressed as a witch and couldn't stop talking about it, so Nick and I decided (at the last minute) to surprise her with a witch costume... I did not intend for it to be almost impossible to find, though! But, I finally found the dress and hat in her size at Toys R Us and the purple and black striped tights at Party City. When I came home with the new costume, she was thrilled and wore it ALL day!!
After nap we decided to carve pumpkins, or as Hannah called it "scarving punkins". I didn't realize how little she could actually do, and since she didn't like to touch the pumpkin guts, she didn't even want to help clean them out. But, she did use a tool to scrape a little and picked out the designs to carve. She sat with us the entire time and anytime she could help with something she was right there!

After we were done, she loved hugging them to take pictures and she kept calling them her "babies" it was so funny!!!
Since the messy pumpkin carving business was over, Hannah could finally put her costume back on and she kept telling me "I'm the cutest witch ever!", which she was totally right! For the next hour or 2 she ran around the house wanting us to take her picture until the grandparents came over for pizza.

After pizza it was finally time for trick-or-treating! Since we live on a busier street, we drove over to Kari and Billy's to go trick or treating with them in their neighborhood. Dylan was dressed as a sheriff and was super cute... I tried, and failed, at getting a picture of the 2 of them together, they refused to stand still for even 2 seconds, there was too much excitement! So, we decided we better get a move on, these kids weren't gonna wait much longer. The kids were so good and neither was afraid of any of the people dressed up or houses that were decorated. After every house Hannah would say "I wanna get more treats and fill my bucket all the way to the top!", she quickly got the concept and couldn't go fast enough. We kept telling her we need to wait for Dylan, and with clenched teeth she would say "hurry-up Dylan", but all in all both kiddos kept a good pace and got their buckets filled about half way.

We were only out for about an hour, but all were tired and ready to go home. Once home, we turned our lights on for trick-or-treaters to come to our house, and we actually got a few good size groups. Hannah LOVED handing out the candy and seeing what everyone was wearing, she was sad when we said it was time to turn the lights off and go to bed. Then first thing the next morning, she said "Can we turn the outside lights on for more trick-or-treaters?", needless to say she had a great time and didn't want Halloween to end!

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