So, fast forward 2o, ahem, plus years, and I finally get to participate in Halloween. Granted, I'm not the one dressing up, but I love seeing how excited my kids get, and let's be honest, they don't need to eat ALL their candy, right?
So, here are my little trick or treaters. Despite some very ingenious arguments on my end and the really cool pirate costume hanging in her closet, Claire still insisted on being a princess (yet again) this year. She looked lovely and really enjoyed getting into my makeup too. Ben was the cutest, cuddliest St. Bernard ever. We ended up taking them into downtown King (the metropolis that it is) where they close off the streets and hand out candy from the businesses there. Tons of people were there, and Ben was the center of attention on more than one occasion. He had no idea what this whole night was about, but once that candy started filling his bucket, he was all in. Ben said, "trick or treat, man" and "thank you, man" to every person who gave him candy.
The cutest rescue dog, ever.
Here's a video I took right before we left the house.
Enjoying the spoils. Ben was eager to shed his furry costume. It was a fairly warm night.