It hasn't been a very exciting Halloween season. We didn't have much in the way of parties or extra festivities. But we made up for it today when Elinor fell and gashed her head open and got 4 staples to close it back up. The preceding post has all the gruesome details. It ended up being a Halloween we'll not soon forget.
The kids always start the trick-or-treating by coming to our house. Now, you will notice that the children are all together. Bethany and Clark wanted to go around with their friends, but Abe and I thwarted their desires-- at least at first. Once the younger kids had run out of steam, the big kids did get some time with their friends. But I figure, if you are too old to go trick-or-treating with your family, YOU ARE TOO OLD TO GO TRICK-OR-TREATING!!!!! And I got some "kids" at my door who should not have been there.
Abe answered the door to a group of just such "kids" and gave them each one measly piece of cheap-o candy. One of them asked if we were on a tight budget this year.
In fact, we are on a tight budget and YOU ARE TOO OLD TO GO TRICK-OR-TREATING!!!!!
"Bebe" had the most endurance this evening and consequently the largest bag of loot.
"Effie" was in good spirits, despite her unfortunate incident earlier in the day.
"Scarface" enjoyed his last year of trick-or-treating.
"Roxie" had pretty good stamina and held her own for a good while.
"Little Vinny" was hesitant to take a nap today-- just in case he didn't wake up in time for trick-or-treating.
The policeman was ready to bust us at the speak-easy.
Fun with friends.
Fun with cute little friends, too.
Now I will just hope and pray that Elinor's head doesn't hurt too much tonight and tomorrow. Poor thing.