We had several Halloween activities this year. Chloe decorated a pumpkin for her school’s annual book character pumpkin contest, we went to Pioneer Farms’ haunted trails, and of course there was Trick-or-Treating! This is the first year in a long time I didn’t make Chase’s costume, because his costume request was very specific and there was just no way. My talents have limits! I did, however, get to make Chloe’s. She was a puppy!

The kids each invited a friend Trick-or-Treating this year, and we went to a record-breaking number of houses. The kids made out like BANDITS. At one point Chloe and her friend asked a house for a plastic bag so they could empty their buckets’ contents and “start over”. Chloe then pointed out that she was getting even more candy, because people thought she didn’t have any and felt sorry for her. Man….