Saturday, October 31, 2009
the lady bugs were poised, the house was decorated, the cookie haunted house was candied up and the crew (us, Grannie, Mike & Connie, and the Lister fam) was ready to hit the streets. we started at coach bekkis house and made a couple good loops. i loved watching them all scamper up sidewalks--after reminding them of yard courtesy and hoping caden would only ring the doorbell once or twice. they all found a rhythm and caden's manners were awesome--at each door he said "trick or treat PLEASE" and then finished with "thank you very much, have a happy halloween". and after every door he had to run back to us and say, "Look mommy (or daddy or grannie etc) I got MORE candy". it was just a pure delight. Raylee's repeated phrases were, "I skay-oed" (scared) and "I want my mommy-- no my mommy". we all tried to carry her but my back is pretty sore right now. My absolute favorite part was coming home and having to PRY the candy buckets from their clinched grasps and have the youngest 3 burst into a lovely loud symphony of screams and crying. thats when i laughingly yelled over them, "HAPPY HALLOWEEN"!