We went trick-or-treating last night and had a great time! We walked around with some of our neighbors and were gone almost 2 hours! We got a TON of candy!!!! I can't believe how much we have.

Kate was Snow White. She acted like Snow White too. She picked up her dress as she walked and had perfect manners.

Claire was Dora. She acted like Dora. She was on a mission to get candy. She didn't care how she got there as long as she got there the fastest way. First you go through the leaf pile, then over the sidewalk, and that's how you get to the candy!

Henry was a mailman. And believe it or not, he acted like our mailman. Our mailman is not the most reliable. He's a little like Newman off of Seinfeld and that's what Rick was calling Henry by the night's end. If it's raining, we may or may not get our mail. If we are expecting a package, we normally just get a slip in the mail telling us to pick it up at the post office. If it's a nice day, our mailman decides that since there are only5 houses on our circle, he'll just drive on by. About halfway through our route, Henry decided that was enough for the night. He just rode in the stroller and then every once in a while, he'd see a house he liked and decide to go get some candy. Otherwise, he just sat back and skipped the houses. It was pretty funny.

Jack was nothing. Now I know you first/second/third time moms are horrified. The first baby always gets dressed up. It doesn't matter if that baby is 3 days old or 10 months old, he is getting dressed up. And it must be some big huge hot furry costume. Crazy but hey, I did it too. Second babies get dressed up. It gets tricker with them because you have to decide if they should wear big brother/sister's old outfit or better yet, if you should dress them in some theme. Third baby, same as second, although sometimes, the oldest child can now decide for themselves what they want to be so sometimes matching is out. I'm telling you, by the 4th one, you come to your senses. Look, Jack is 10 months old, sat in the stroller the entire time, and won't even get any candy. He's happy with a bottle and so no costume. Don't worry, once he can walk, he can get a costume.

When we got home, our obsessive traits came out. We made the kids dump all the candy on our dining room table and sort it all. It was a very fun night.
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  1. Great story! Good thing you didn't invite Papaw over to help divide the bounty..when you were little, his idea of divide was divide and conquer! He is expecting tootsie rolls and popcorn balls as a grandfather gift!! (I just want a couple of snickers)

  2. Hey Peggy, I loved the Halloween pictures. The children are so precious and adorable. My grandkids are so willing to share their bounty with their "grammy", but mostly I just want anything thats chocolate!!!!

  3. Cute pictures! I'm glad that you all had such a good time. I can't believe you organized your Halloween candy. That is kind of hilarious, but I love it.