The wierd thing about this Halloween was the fact that daylight savings time hadn’t ended yet. This means that it was still broad daylight when the earlybirds came trick-or-treating at 5:00. I hate daylight savings. I wish Utah would join Arizona and Hawaii and not have daylight savings. This year was Nancy’s turn to take the kids while I stayed home and passed out candy. We had the traditional chili and cornbread for dinner and Nancy left with the youngest three kids while Emily and Anne went out on their own.
Emily was some sort of princess this year. Caroline as well. Same for Diana. Anne was a 50’s girl with a poodle sweater and a polka-dot skirt. Samuel’s pirate costume turned out well although he lasted about 5 seconds wearing the eyepatch and hook.
I waited until dusk to put out the pumpkins and light the candles. I also hung up a grinning pumpkin picture that Caroline made in school. We had a steady stream of trick-or-treaters until 8:30 and then it ended all-of-a-sudden. No late-night teenagers with pillowcases is this neighborhood – sweet!
Nancy came back after an hour and dropped Diana off because Diana’s little pumpkin trick-or-treat basket was full. The plan was to dump the basket and go back out but when Diana saw all the candy on the table she decided she wanted to stay home. I tended Diana and unwrapped candy for her while Nancy took Caroline and Sam back out.
Emily and Anne came home about 8:00 – breathless and loaded down with candy. The most exciting thing this year for the kids was a house down the street that was giving out full-sized candy bars. Caroline got a full-size Snickers bar and was kind enough to give it to me because she knew Snickers are my favorite. What a great Halloween!