Tonight, we set out with a pink butterfly, a zebra, and Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games.
The pink butterfly burst into tears every time we encountered a house with a dog but managed to make it about a quarter of the way around the neighborhood before exhaustion set in. Then she headed home with J.C. The zebra made it about halfway around the neighborhood before I made her call it quits due to the cold. Katniss took off with friends and eventually showed up at home a while later.
They all seemed happy with their stash.
I especially enjoyed the house that was serving up fresh pumpkin fritters. They had a big turkey fryer outside and were dropping spoonfuls of pumpkin fritter batter into the oil. As the hushpuppy-looking fritters came out of the fryer, they were dusted with cinnamon sugar and served hot. Mmmm... my mouth is watering just writing this up. I could have stayed there all night - forget the Snickers and Skittles! They were also serving up some sort of bourbon and cinnamon schnapps concoction that I didn't find out about until after we left that house. My trick-or-treating cohorts said it was fabulous. I was sorry to have missed it. The house across the street from the pumpkin fritters had a haunted house. Nina wanted nothing to do with it. Her buddy E planned on going in until she saw the creepy clown with a chain saw. I can't say I blame her for bailing.
Shockingly enough, we actually managed to get rid of almost all of the 50 pounds of candy that J.C. purchased. We left the bowl on the porch, in hopes that every kid would take at least 3-4 handfuls. That must have worked. Thank goodness for greedy kids!
I hope your Halloween was full of fun, candy, pumpkin munchies, cinnamon beverages, and happy kids! Happy Halloween!