We had 13 trick or treaters this year---one more than last year. My favorites were a tiny little boy and girl. He must have been about 2 and was in a giraffe costume. His sister was about 3 and had a Cinderella costume with tiny little plastic heels. They were at the door by themselves while the parents waited at the bottom of the stairs. I was a nervous wreck watching them walk back down the stairs. About half way, the parents came and scooped them up. So cute. And here are some of my personal favorite cuties!!
|This little pumpkin/jack-o-lantern is Travis. In a way, he reminds me of Peter Pan!|
I love little kids in Halloween costumes. Funny, I hated Halloween when my girls were little. I wasn't one of those good creative costume types of mom. I made my girls do things like----wear a black trash bag with white gloves and be a California raisin---or put on one of their dad's suits and go as a businessman (we did pencil on a mustache)---or put on their dad's fishing vest, hat and carry a fishing pole---simple, yet effective. Finally my friends felt sorry for me. One year, Karolyn made convict costumes for Steph and her friends. Another, Nancy Anderson made a cowgirl costume for Mindy. That time, she made the costumes and I did the embellishing with glitter glue.
I was happy when Sandy and Stephanie were old enough to figure out their own costumes---and Mindy's! My favorite was when they dressed her up as a Smurf! I guess I actually started liking Halloween when I didn't have to deal with the costumes anymore. I actually dressed up to hand out candy for a few years. I haven't done that in quite awhile. It's hardly worth it for 13 trick-or-treaters!
Until next Halloween...