Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treat ~ a Happy Hallowe'en!

After a rainy morning, the sun came out around 3pm to warm up the wet ground just in time for a windy but dry Hallowe'en.

Barb, Kay & Zack posing after trick or treating at the first house of the night

We visited a few of the neighbours and then went back to our old neighbourhood in Barrhaven to trick or treat at some houses we knew.

Zack's first Hallowe'en meant we had to teach him to say trick or treat. After the first few houses, he realized he would get a lollipop or some other candy when he asked these 3 simple words. He began to say 'Trick or Treat, gimmee pop pop please!' (pop pop is what Z calls lollipops, his favorite treat). I am so glad that they were both so good and waited when other kids ran around my niece to get to a door faster, and that they both said thank you after receiving treats at each house.

Pumpkin Patrol was out in Barrhaven. It's great that the people that work at Rogers volunteer to do this every year as having the presence in the neighbourhood seems to help keep the streets a little safer.

Thanks Pumpkin Patrol!

After a while, we put Zack in the stroller and let Kay trick or treat a little faster then waiting for her almost 3 year old brother to get out of his stroller and up to the door for every house. It didn't matter as they definitely had enough candy to share at the end of the night.

Funnily enough, when we were done in Barrhaven I realized I wasn't quite 100 per cent sure where I'd put the car when we parked on one of the many side streets. It's a maze, that neighbourhood, I tell you it is!

I'm a landmark person and knew it was on the side street next to the 3 sided house on the corner of one of the main neighbourhood streets, so we began to look as we had only covered a few blocks before turning back towards the car. It was where Kay thought it was, and we put the stroller and the kids in the car and off we went.

After a stop at Tim Horton's for coffee and a bathroom break, the kids scored a few free tidbits because the quiet location was delighted by my niece & nephew's costumes and their antics.

It was a great night, we all had such a fun time even with a few costume malfunctions due to too much wind at first.

Until next time :)

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