Thursday, November 8, 2007


As is usually the case with Halloween, we had a fun time this year. For the second year in a row the weather was mild, even in the evening when it was time to go out trick-or-treating. I don't like being outside in the cold, so the weather was a real "treat" for me! It was also lighter out for longer than usual because of Daylight Savings Time being pushed back a month, and that was nice too.

We went to a Halloween party at our church on October 27th, and John had fun playing games and going "trunk or treating" (from car to car in the parking lot). Here he is at that:

John's costume was a dalmation. We have a Disney Sing Along video for "101 Dalmations" that he was kind of obsessed with over the summer. He came to love Pongo, the dalmation dog. When I'd try to get him to say "hi" to people, he would say "Pongo" instead, which was kind of embarrassing. So when I saw this costume online I knew it was "the one." He liked it too, though he would only wear the head and feet when Peter helped him put them on. The weird thing about this costume is that doesn't have a tail. What's up with a dog costume that has no tail? Weird, but still cute! If I were more crafty I would have made a tail myself and sewed it on, but unfortunately I'm no Martha Stewart when it comes to that kind of thing.

How sad: a tail-less doggy!

Trick-or-treating was fun; he seemed to understand it more this year and he was pretty good about saying "trick or treat" and "thank you." Next year when he's 3 I think he'll really get it. Our neighborhood has only a few kids, but just about everybody gives out candy, so it was nice to go out and see all of our neighbors. When I was growing up, the neighborhood was always teeming with children on Halloween, so it's really different to have it be so quiet. The good thing about it is that Peter and I can both go out with him and just leave a bowl of candy on the doorstep since so few people come anyway.

Getting ready to go out
"This hat stinks, but I'll wear it for daddy and for the love of Pongo."

All ready to hit up the neighbors for candy!

He/we (what's his is ours, after all!) got a lot of candy, and since he only likes lollipops, there was a lot of extra that he got to play with by sorting and organizing it repeatedly. That boy is so much like me in that respect! That's what I always liked to do.

Dividing the spoils, post trick-or-treating.

After John went to bed, I was tired so I vegged out and watched three straight hours of TV: a funny Halloween episode of a cool new show called "Pushing Daisies," then "Ghost Hunters" live, and then a scary CSI:NY that really creeped me out. Perfect for Halloween! And last but not least, here's my little cutie in his "I Love My Mummy" glow-in-the-dark shirt a few days ago. We hope you all had a happy Halloween too!


Peter said...

He was so cute on Halloween. Oddly enough, he was much better last year about saying thank you after getting candy. This year, all he wanted to do was grab! We'll work on that for next year!

Alyson said...

How cute!! He looked adorable and I loved the picture of him sorting his candy. Adam would never have the patience for that! Anyway, I agree, it was so nice to have such a plesant, temperate Halloween again! In Park City, we were usually wading through a blizzard.

Oh, and I like "Pushing Daisies" too!!

Debbie said...

Johnny looked happy and like he had a lot of fun trick or treating. The costume was really cute. Will he be able to wear them for pajamas this winter? They look nice and warm. I remember you kids counting your candy and each of you giving me the ones you don't like and occasionally being able to get some good stuff out of you, too. I was gone for most of the evening here and then our front light is gone, so we only had 3 kids brave the hill and darkness for candy. I should have given them the whole bowl, but we just had to finish it on our own. Chocolate doesn't seem to last long at out house.

Katie said...

So cute! Josh had a cute dog costume that he wore to bed for the week before halloween, it was so funny to see him crawling around in it, his little tail wagging. We chose not to go out trick or treating this year b/c we would be the only ones to eat the candy.