Saturday, November 1, 2008

What Do You Get..

when a woodland fairy...

and a pirate...

get together?

A whole lot of trick-or-treating fun!

We could not have asked for a more beautiful night last night for trick-or-treating. The weather was warm, without any wind. After walking down our somewhat quiet block to a street where more young families live (our immediate neighborhood is somewhat older in age) the girls (and their parents) had so much fun going door to door for treats and running into friends who were out for some Halloween fun. Scott and I were almost giddy with excitement over the fact that good-old-fashioned-small-town Halloween fun does still exist and isn't just a memory from our childhood days!

I did learn that taking pictures in the COMPLETE dark is more challenging that one would expect. I mean how are you suppose to get a good shot when you can't find your subject in the viewfinder in the first place? (We got a bit later start than we had planned after spending the day enjoying the beautiful weather in Des Moines...lunch with Daddy, a trip to the zoo, cool drinks and snacks on the patio at a friend's. Hence, the complete darkness by the time we hit the pavement!)

We came home with quite the stash of goodies, which Lexi carefully sorted and counted to mark on the candy graph she had brought home with her from school on Thursday. After a quick supper, we each picked once treat to enjoy before getting into our PJs. By day's end, a day full of fun and excitement (and no nap), Brea just couldn't go any longer and around 9:15 crawled up on the couch on her own accord and crashed out!

I think her peaceful slumber says it all. A good day was had by all!

Hope your Halloween was frightfully fun!


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