I haven’t given you the recap of our Halloween yet because I wanted to get all my pictures uploaded. Halloween stories are much better with pictures, don’t you think?
Halloween started for NikkiZ with a parade at her school. The parents all gather in a circle outside while the kids parade inside the circle and try to find their parents. It’s always fun but makes the kids (especially the toddlers) a little perplexed. This picture represents a couple of seconds after NikkiZ realized she had just passed us in the crowd. She did a quick turn-around to spot us again and ended up falling on her ass and almost taking down the teacher with her. It was pretty awesome.
We took NikkiZ out trick-or-treating for a little while last night. However, since she is oddly bashful around people she doesn’t know, it turned out to be more MrZ and I carrying her to the doors of homes on our street and asking people to give us candy. We have an awesome street for Halloween, loads of decorations and haunted houses, but she was a bit overwhelmed. BUT – once we got back to our house and settled in to hand out candy? She started perking up. We were on her turf, I guess. She sat out with us the whole time, putting candy in all of the kids’ bags. I think she liked that part better than trick-or-treating. Of course, she wanted to give giant handfuls to everyone, but when you get several hundred kids you have to be a little stingy.
We ran out of candy (400+ pieces of candy, mind you) around 7:45. One of these years we’re going to just go crazy and buy 20lbs just so we don’t run out. I thought 400+ pieces would be plenty, but the kids that walked past our house for hours later obviously objected. There is nothing worse than having to turn away a princess at your door. At that point I had already given some from the kids baskets at our house, we were spent.
All in all it was a good Halloween. LilZ trick-or-treated as Michael Meyers with a few friends and we ended the night with milkshakes from Sonic. (We evidently didn’t get enough sugar by that point.) NikkiZ woke up this morning and immediately started asking for candy. I told her, “We don’t eat candy for breakfast!” And then I hid the wrappers from the chocolate I had been eating the minutes before she woke up.