For the second year in a row we were invited to hang out with Julia and her family in their neighborhood. They always do up Halloween in a big way - the majority of the houses on her street and on the surrounding streets go all out with decorations and candy, and several even set up barbecue pits and big screen TVs and make it a block party. One of the neighbors sets up a little kid friendly haunted house in his garage every year, and it is the hit of the block!
We were so thankful to have a fun, safe place to go where the kids could hang out with their friend. Kiddo and 2 of his buddies showed up in the exact same costume! We were overrun with Darth Vaders. lol!
I have to say it made me proud.
Port was a little hesitant at first to go up to strangers and get the candy, but after a few houses he was doing great. He would very cautiously approach and then just stand there in silence. Then he would sometimes whisper a thank you before cautiously walking away. At times I couldn't get him to let go of my hand to go up to the house. I think next year will be a good one for him when he finally understands what it is all about.
We made the rounds and made it home before bedtime (yes!). The boys were exhausted and completely zonked out before I even made it back to the living room after putting them to bed.
Sadly, Hubby stayed home to hand out candy to the kids that came by our house, and he only had about 4 visitors. Our was the only house on the street with the lights on, so not many even ventured up our street. So pitiful! Now I am left with all this candy and I have no idea what to do with it. I certainly can't eat it all so I may just send it to work with Hubby. I know it will get eaten there.
Hope you all had a wonderful night of spooks and fun. Now it's time to bring on the official Holiday Season! I am pulling out the Christmas music! Woo hoo!!!