Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trick or Treat

I love trick or treat. Maybe as much as the kids. It's a chance to be outdoors, greet neighbors, see kids in cute costumes, and at the end of the night there's an abundance of sweet treats. This year I felt like trick or treat was coming at the end of a busy month as a sigh of relief, hoping for calmer (and healthier) weeks ahead.

Finally the day arrived and the kids counted down the minutes until our neighbors showed up for pre-begging dinner. We literally set a kitchen timer so Katy would stop asking me! She had her school party the same day, so she wore her costume from 8am until 8pm. She danced through the day and repeated over and over, "This is the best day! The best Halloween ever! This is my favorite day!" Oh, the joy of children.

In his 2 year old state, David teetered between excitement and rebellion. (No! I no want to wear cot-tume!) But when push came to shove, he understood what needed to be done to acquire candy.

It was freezing cold (compared to this past week), so Luke was so thankful for his cozy chicken costume. He rode contently in his stroller in 40 degree weather for over an hour. Oh, that sweet baby. 

The evening did not disappoint, as Katy sprinted from one door to the next and David struggled to keep up. But I'll have to ask you to bear with me, unfortunately. I am still very much a beginner in the world of photography, and sometimes taking the camera off of auto mode leads to mistakes. This evening I was rushed and distracted and I didn't have the settings right, so my pictures are blurry. But that's ok! I'm learning from my mistakes and I know what I did wrong. I'll include a few so you can get the general idea, and to keep me humble. :)

At her school parade

The gang

Somebody give that chicken some mittens!
Continuous smiles

1 comment:

Oma Froehle said...

FUN! Save me a Reesie Cup, please! Oma