Our Halloween came a little early - trick-or-treating happens on the Thursday before Halloween for some reason. I wasn't sure the girls would even want to go out; they had fevers and sore throats all week, it was rainy, it was cold...but of course at 5 they were rummaging through the dress-up box, in anticipation of haunting the neighborhood with their best friend, E.
The majority of their candy goes to the pumpkins - I mean, after the extensive sorting and discussing and resorting. In the morning their loot (minus a few pieces they keep) is magically replaced with a few other goodies: some good chocolate, trinkets, a tooth brush (yes, really!!) (and they were excited!! Eliza said, oh good, I need a new one 'cause I've been so sick!).
Remember the golf weekend I wrote about? Well, a whopper of a Halloween party is what kicks it all off, so that's where we were Friday night...
|Our esteemed host|
|Our beautiful hostess|
I've never seen such amazing, elaborate and creative costumes. I wish I had a better photo of the woman above - she had rigged a scarf, a pony tail and her trench coat to extend behind her - she was blowing in the wind!
Dancing went on well into the night, outside, even in a light trickle, but Ani and I left before it was over to go home and sleep in our warm beds. Dan and Eliza stayed to camp, and apparently she made her way to our tent with a flashlight and blowing-in-the-wind woman to take turns reading spooky stories to each other. Sounds like a great Halloween...