Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween 2008

Ok, so I'm bitter. I'll admit it. While all my little friends dressed up for Halloween and got to indulge in the trick or treating sugar indulgence, I wasn't allowed to join in. Apart from a one time high school night of Halloween rebellion, my sole participation in the event was dressing up in my mother's nightgown and high heels and walking around the outside of our own house, knocking on the various doors (we had three) and saying, "trick or treat." I think I was 4. I know, sniff, sniff, poor kid, right? Actually, most of the time I was convinced that all the people that did celebrate Halloween were going straight to hell. Now, don't go blaming my parents for all of this. To be fair, I also thought that anyone who drank coffee was going straight to hell too. Not sure where I came up with that one, but, needless to say, I saw the world in black and white those days, but I sure did yearn for a bag full of candy to call my own.

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.

Pretty Cinderella

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.


The Fab 4 said...

Oh my goodness they look so cute! Ben's costume is just adorable, and Claire is as enchanting as she dreams she is.

Cannot wait to see you guys in just a few days! Yahoo!

Jenn said...

Love the costumes!!!!

Kelly said...

So cute! Claire is beautiful as ever and Ben, well, Ben is a heart breaker!!! I could just eat that boy!!