or because I know the grandparents are chomping at the bit for these photos. Well, wait, we assume the grandparents are waiting with baited breath, because the Little Guy was just stinkin' cute tonight.
I know I shouldn't say that, but he just didn't cease to amaze me. He is all over this Halloween thing! From dressing up to running (not walking) up the steps of each house (both the stroller and Ergo were out of the question), to saying thank you and bye-bye to almost every treat giver. He gave an occasional stab at "Trick or treat," but that was a bit more difficult.
The girls had a great time, and Kelsey and her one friend loved listening to Nicholas. I realize I need to enjoy it while it lasts, so "Isn't he cute?!" in girlie squeals was music to my ears. Of course, the fact that he was he thought it was trick or trade (he would take a piece of candy and then offer the person one of his own) was simply adorable.
Other than the high-pitched voices, it was fairly tame trick or treating this year, as we went with other folks and didn't try to overdo it. We also opted to leave Caitlin to her own devices (sort of). She went trick or treating with a neighborhood friend, and came home two hours later with a nightmarish blister on her foot (translation: lots o' loot). The only issue? We figured out she threw away candy that she decided she didn't like.
I know we are trying to eat better, and woe to the non-organic produce that touches my lips (most of the time), but really, Halloween is once a year. NO ONE throws away a Milk Dud in this house (that could be mine), and I know Peter will have words with her about that Snickers bar. Seriously, I have never seen a child do that before. Whatever, she's happy, we are happy (and on a sugar high), and all's well that ends well, right?
Last, but certainly not least, if you think you recognize a certain little monkey, you are correct. The costume Nicholas is wearing was made over (GULP) 11 years ago for his (very) big sister, Caitlin. You can't see it in the photo, but there is a large stuffed tail, and I have to say, it made an excellent leash tonight, as this little guy is just too fast. Even after we arrived at home to have a small dessert party, he continued to run circles around all of us. If we could harness his energy, PG&E would be paying us...
Here's hoping everyone had a happy, fun, and safe Halloween!