What a great, great first Halloween in Lincoln we had!
Before heading out for trick-or-treating, we took a few pictures in front of the fireplace:
After the pictures in front of the fireplace, we put out a bowl of candy on the front stoop and headed out...
At one point while we were trick-or-treating up the block, Walt started pointing at our house and complaining, "They're taking our candy!" We thought he was just being greedy, so we reassured him, "No, honey, they're supposed to take the candy!" Maybe we should have been paying closer attention, because this is what we found on our return home:
We weren't going to let that dampen our spirits! We headed inside so that the kids could warm up and transition to sleepy time. We put on a movie and told the kids they could each pick out one treat from their bags.
We had a few stragglers that came by while we were putting the kids to bed. I told them to be on the lookout for a green candy bowl, and they were sincerely outraged on our behalf that someone would steal our candy bowl. Their cute little indignation softened the blow from the neighborhood thugs! After I gave them their candy, one of the Elsas (who else?) peeked over my shoulder and said in her 7-year-old voice, "You have a beautiful house! Happy Halloween!" Elsa got extra candy.
Even though he was on call, Philip didn't have to go in to the hospital. We turned out the lights, watched one of our favorite new shows (PBS The Paradise), and called it a night.
I hope you had an equally fabulous Halloween!