For multiple reasons I kept them with me in our own neighborhood for at least one more year. Considering many of the houses gave out full size candy bars this time around, I'd say it was a win for all involved.
I was asked to be the yearbook photographer for Matthew's class. I was able to enjoy some 1st grade cuteness and see him, Ann and Tommy in their school parade.
Once they all came in from school, we had some spooky (and not so spooky) treats.
Billy was stuck at stage crew during the trick or treating, so we'll just say he dressed as the Invisible Man.
I grabbed my hot chocolate and we hit the streets. We were home in plenty of time to rent a scary movie.
How about Jaws? Great idea.
Rented it. Lights off. Lots of blood and screaming. Lights on. Movie off.
Whose idea was that anyway?
Later, when Bill and I went to bed, there were 4 kids in our bed. We left them there and headed for the boys room.
The next day, I told them if they didn't hand over all of their Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, I'd put Jaws back on.
Just kidding. They gladly shared.