Halloween

We were not going to go trick-or-treating, because Halloween was not a big holiday in either of our families.  However, it occurred to me that this was one day out of the year that I would feel comfortable ringing my neighbors’ doorbells just to say HI without calling first.  Of course, we didn’t want any candy, and on top of that, I made mini loaves of bread to give out.  Reverse trick-or-treating, if you will.  Pumpkin Gingerbread, Pumpkin Bread, and Apple Bread (we had more apples from the CSA than even I could eat!)

This is from earlier in the day.  It turns out that Pete was stuck at work, so my parents went trick-or-treating with us.

These costumes are on loan from Aunt Debby.  Thanks!!!

Holding hands and ready to go!  At the first house, we were their 2nd trick-or-treaters in 10 years, and they rooted around for candy although we assured them that we didn’t expect them to be prepared for us.  The next neighbor had just moved in recently, so she didn’t know that our neighborhood doesn’t get any trick-or-treaters.  The neighbor at the third house was so thrilled because her husband had been disappointed in having no trick-or-treaters for the past 5 years.  She tried to give me an entire bag of candy after making me take two handfuls.  By this time, my parents had to rush off to prayer meeting, and Pete finally got out of work, so we skipped three houses and went home.  After we made ourselves dinner, and fed the babies their dinner, we went to one last house (we called first because it was rather late), so Pete did get to participate!  We’re going to get an orange family picture this weekend.

I risked waking them with the camera flash!

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