The kids went to the house which stands in between the two of ours. Of course our neighbors had a special treat in store for them. They generally do. Here they are sporting their costumes for them to see. It was the only time that Yoda and The Storm Trooper actually wore their masks all night long.
From here, they stormed house to house in an enthusiastic frenzy. Candy will do that to kids. The adults followed behind, taking in the sights and reminding them to say thank you at each house. Along the way, the trio made a point to notice the cool decorations at the various houses. There was one house that had spiderwebs streaming from every light fixture. The way the light shown through had a neat effect.
At one house, the boys came barreling down the driveway to let us know that this particular house had real spiderwebs. The boys were impressed, although I am pretty sure that the home owners were mortified. I tried to impress the boys by letting them know that my house also had some real spiderwebs, but the novelty had lost it’s cool at that point. *sigh* Some trends are seriously too short lived.
After a short time, we were bidding farewell to our friends Yoda and The Storm Trooper who had already gathered too much candy on a camping trip the weekend prior. YaYa and I traveled the neighborhood alone for the remainder of the night. Unfortunately, the house that had given us a great scare in prior years was not participating in the holiday. There were many disappointed kids (and adults) in the area. It was one more sign of the tough times we are in.
Once we’d gathered our loot, we returned home to check on the dogs and then traveled to see our friends the gypsies. Here, we were treated to a fortune telling session where, if you didn’t like your fortune, there was tissue paper to wipe away the tears. YaYa was told that his team would indeed win their Mitey Mite Bowl the following day.
After our fortunes, we sat down to a wonderful spread of beer-can chicken, grilled vegetables and potatoes, and wine. The night was a lovely blend of adult-child activities. Of course, I lost track of time and brought my boy home a little too late for the day of football ahead of us.
As for the accuracy of the fortune...that will have to wait for another blog post.