Trick or Treat!
Anna and Sam were excited to go trick-or-treating this year. In the past they were content with the activities at the Harvest Festival, then passing out candy to the kids who came by the house. This year, we purchased costumes early in the month, Anna chose a "punk pixie" (a glittery fairy) and Sam picked Boba Fett from Star Wars. They dressed up more than a few times in their costumes before the big day, and their anticipation just grew until the end of the month. On Halloween, Anna's friend Sabrina came along, and Yumi and I couldn't help but get dressed up as well. (Yumi scared more than a few passer-bys, and not just the children.)
Even though the kids just went trick-or-treating in our own neighborhood for a couple of blocks, they received lots of treats including a light saber for Sam and a bright sparkly bracelet for Anna. We are trying to limit Anna and Sam's candy intake to two small pieces a day. It reminds me of when we were younger and my mom would keep our pumpkin baskets on a top shelf. She would let us have one or two pieces a day, and the Halloween candy would last almost all year!