We met up with our friends Joe and Cindy this week for trick or treating as their neighborhood is the perfect locale for this event. Another couple and their three children came too so we had six kids total, ranging in age from five to sixteen months. A bit chaotic, but a lot of fun!
Jonathan and I practiced beforehand and he really seemed to have it down. But then, for some reason, the day of the event, he regressed to "candy, please" instead of "trick or treat" and "open it, please" instead of "thank you" after he actually received the candy. Luckily he's little and cute, so no one really minded...
Before we headed out, Cindy had a water bottle sitting around to use to fix her girls' hair. Jonathan, being a huge fan of anything that squirts water, was immediately entranced. Real postmen carry mace so I considered this a child-friendly version (I should note here that that the photos on this post are courtesy of Cindy and her Cannon Rebel, which is why they are much better than my typical feeble photography attempts!!):
Here is everyone in front of the house before the candy-gathering began. Needless to say, it is nearly impossible to get six children under the age of six to stand still for a photograph; one of the children is actually missing from this picture. Oh well:
And here we are at our very first house. Jonathan was unsure of the situation at first but he quickly warmed up to the whole walk-up-to-a-house-and-get-candy idea:
Walking to all those houses makes a kid tired, so Jonathan needed to kick back and chill in the wagon for a bit. No, that is not his wine...
Most of the time, he wanted to hold my hand, but when he walked with Daddy, it was entirely too cute:
In true Jonathan fashion, once it got close to eight and past his bedtime, he announced he was tired and ready to go home. We knew it was coming when he insisted on being carried. So, just like that, Halloween was over and we came home and he went right to bed. Onward to Thanksgiving...
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