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November 1st, 2012:

Boo 2012!

Halloween – it came, we saw, we trick or treated, we went to bed :-) Hubby was gone at a conference this year (boo hoo!). It’s usually the previous week, but they moved it a week this year. The even huger bummer was hurricane Sandy made sure a lot of folks couldn’t even make it to the conference – they were down 10,000 people this year – people who had registered but just couldn’t make it. Total bummer he missed Halloween for a conference that wasn’t as awesome as it usually is.

Princess was beautiful as a Black Widow :-)


She chose the costume at Walmart about a month ago. $15? I snagged it and quietly did a happy dance in my own head! This was her all dressed up for a Halloween party last Saturday. She was very excited about the fake eyelashes, which were awesome until she decided to bob for apples and they fell off in the bucket :-) We met some friends for trick-0r-treating last night . . . but barely! Princess wasn’t feeling great – sore throat and cough – but she wanted to go. We ended up doing one big block with our buddies, then headed home. She was in bed sleeping by 7:45! Bummed she wasn’t feeling well, but kinda happy there isn’t a lot of candy in the house.

Dude decided to hang out with a couple of his neighborhood buddies this year and scare trick-or-treaters as they came to his friend’s house. I guess when you’re 12, that’s what you do on Halloween! The 3 boys dressed up creepy and scary and had a blast putting on a show for the kids who dared walk down the street. Dude was a Weazer . . . don’t know what that is? It’sĀ a creepy character from the Furnace series of books that he and I read last summer… here’s the cover he used as inspiration for his Weazerness:


And here’s Dude in his costume, complete with syringe ink pens:


He was pretty creepy looking in the dark jumping out of the ditch! He and the boys hit a few select houses for some trick-or-treating before heading back to scare unsuspecting visitors. The 5 choice houses they hit were the ones that gave away a full bag of candy (yes, seriously), a King-sized Kit Kat, and full-sized Baby Ruth, Snickers, and Milky Way – one of the bonuses of living in a neighborhood without a lot of trick-or-treaters . . . the houses that buy candy buy well!

We had fun this year with parties and friends, and I’m way happy about the much smaller amount of candy we have in our house!

What’s next? Down with the Halloween decorations, leaving the few that can also beĀ considered Turkey Day decorations . . . then getting ready for Christmas! I’m way excited for it this year, so we may be THAT house with our Christmas decorations up rediculously early :-)