It was a very happy Halloween around here this year.
For the first time since I can remember, I had a costume too.
And so did Chris.
I went as the witch from Sleeping Beauty (it was Simon's choice). I ordered the costume from Disney.com and I have to say that it was a really great costume and one I imagine I'll wear again.
This is Simon (excuse me, Indiana) seeing Chris in his costume for the first time. He's a kid who really loves dressing up so seeing his Dad in costume was awesome.
My sister, Gabrielle and Jeffrey went as "Old McDougall has a farm" (McDougall is my maiden name).
Besides having all my family here, one of my favorite memories of this Halloween will be how excited this little girl became once she got the whole concept of trick or treating. We did one round early in the evening when it was still light out for the littlest kids, came back for dinner, and then went back out again when it was dark.
Anna definitely wanted to come along on the second outing so we put a red sweater on her and headed out. She loved it. She wanted to walk on her own and go up to doors and was running around with all wonderful excitement that really only kids can convey.
She was ready to keep going even when the bigger kids were asking to head home.
We also found out that it's true that our new neighborhood is an awesome Halloween neighborhood. Tons of kids and families out and about. Lots of holiday spirit and decorations and festivities. Hooray for Halloween!
SOMETHING NEW: Look for a brand new downloadable project class to help you document your Halloween (a chipboard minibook) coming from me very soon. I'm putting the finishing touches on the PDF and video and hope to have it posted and ready for purchase sometime today or tomorrow.