This year, Halloween hadn't been a big draw for us. We had so much other stuff going on that it was just pushed off to the side. It didn't feel like all that big of a deal to us. But once the actual day came around, we ended up having a great time (even though my sister annoyed me, big time).
We carved our pumpkins on Thursday. Even though Annabelle wouldn't touch the pumpkin guts, she had a good time drawing her own face on the pumpkin for me to cut out. Mark made a scary-face pumpkin but I didn't take a picture of it, though it was good. So yesterday we went to my mom and dad's house.
When we were kids my mom would make a huge pot of chicken and rice soup, buy donuts and cider, and my grandma and Aunt Pattie would come over to see us in our costumes. Now that there are grandkids my mom has started up the tradition again:) We ate our fill, including 2 donuts for me- oink oink! Then we started getting ready to head out. Annabelle was Silvermist, one of Tinker Bell's fairy friends. We got her to wear the wig and everything, which I was very surprised she put it on and actually wore it. She looked like a stuffed sausage and we were making lots of jokes about Silvermist needing to lay off the candy. She was ready to explode!
Annabelle did a pretty good job. She was going up to houses all by herself and screaming trick or treat and remembering to say thank you most of the time. There were only a few houses that she wouldn't go up to on her own, the ones playing scary music.
Afterwards we stopped off at my in-laws so that they could give Annabelle her Halloween presents. After we got home, I tucked her into bed and told her how much fun I had trick-or-treating with her. I got a very sleepy, "Love you Momma. Next year will you wear a costume too?" I can' wait.