We had a stellar Halloween this year.
The weather was gorgeous, it fell on a Friday, the kids loved their costumes, we didn't have a bazillion costume parties/events to attend ahead of time (like we usually do)...just Halloween itself, and it couldn't have been more perfect.
I worked from home that day so that I could attend Liam's class party. I took Owen with me to attend the Halloween parade.
Later that night, we trick-or-treated in the old sub with the best of friends. We say that the reason we go back to the old sub to trick-or-treat is because the new sub is still so under-developed, there aren't enough houses near by. But even if we didn't have empty lots on either side of us in the new sub, and then empty houses on either side of those empty lots, I think we still would go back to the old sub to trick-or-treat just because it's so much fun. We had a real sense of community in the old sub that we don't have, and may never have, in the new sub.
My vampire Jordyn went begging for candy with her friend Alicia, who went as a "Prombie" (PROM queen + zOMBIE = PROMBIE). Alicia is one of the first friends Jordyn met when we moved into Glenmoor in 2000. We lived on the same street. It warms my heart that they have maintained their friendship even after we moved away (despite the fact that they are in different grades).
My Ben Tennyson Liam and my Bumblebee Transformer Owen went out haunting with our BFF's Amy & Joel's sons Spencer (the skeleton grim reaper guy) and Carson (the vampire). Kev & Joel took the boys out and they had a wagon in case any of the boys got tired (translation - they needed a transportation method for their cooler of beer).
It's great to see all of the kids we've known for so long but haven't seen much since we moved away. Aim and I hung out at the house with SueLynn and passed out candy (and drank wine). We sat outside the ENTIRE time!
After the kids had hauled their loot of candy home, we had a wee get together at the Petoskey's. The kids were all directed to the basement (including Jordyn and her "boyfriend" Mason). Amy's white chicken chili was delish!
Hanging out with Amy, Joel, Kendrea, Joe, Patty, & Brad was good fun. We don't get together nearly enough.
I love Halloween.