Everyone has memories of Halloweens past. I doubt Adelynn will remember anything of last night, but I sure will! Here is some history and some pictures of our Halloween festivities from last night!
When I was little, I would go to my grandparents/relatives houses to show off my costume and spend Halloween that way. My brother and I always had fun dressing up and we were coordinated most of the time. From my memory we were: Ketchup and mustard, plain and peanut M&Ms, Pebbles and Bam Bam, and a mail box and letter. (Any I missed, Mom?) My Dad works with vinyl, so he made some really cool costumes back then!
Reading a book out loud while waiting on more Trick or Treaters.
When I was too old to Trick or Treat, I dressed up one year and went around the neighborhood with my neighbors. After that, I went to a few Halloween parties and dressed up for those, but to this day, my favorite part of it all is not dressing up or eating candy. My favorite part is handing out the candy.
My in-laws get lots of Trick or Treaters. I remember one year in High School, Dave and I spent the evening with them and Pam let me hand out most of the candy. That was SOOO fun!! I love seeing all their little excited faces. I love seeing them get all greedy excited and grab candy by the handful. I love knowing that they are just innocent kids. They have no idea some of the evil that surrounds the holiday, or any of the bad things that happen Halloween night. They are just kids, and what they know is to knock and say “Trick or Treat!”, get some awesome candy, say “Thank you!”, run to the next house, and repeat! We did go to my grandparent’s neighbors houses sometimes when we were little, so I do know the joy in the regular Trick or Treating thing.
We were home this year and I got to hand out candy, and it made my heart smile. It’s a little bittersweet because I know for the next 10-15 years, every Halloween is going to be spent like mine were as a child – not that it’s a bad thing. I am going to be out visiting all the relatives, which is great! It’s wonderful to share the experience with my children, but as soon as my kids are too big to dress up, I will be back to the front door, candy in hand!
I’m new with the trusting her on the stairs thing. While I was taking pictures, David was sitting in the living room saying “So you’re just letting her go down the stairs by herself while you take pictures? Good parenting.” Yep. I was being the parent who was letting her learn.
I will be have more regular life pictures tomorrow! See you then!