Friday, 4 November 2011

All hallowed out

Ah, the joys of Halloween falling on a schoolday. I decided to take the kids trick-or-treating early on account of a certain little girl who was still recovering from gastric flu. It was quite a mad dash after the school run to get them fed, dressed and made up before 5 p.m. We did do it though and were out the door just before 5, so hurrah!

This was my first venture into trick-or-treating and didn't quite know what to expect.The kids used to go with their childminder and in recent years had been content with handing out sweets instead. As it turned out, I didn't need to do much apart from helping them spot Halloween decorations on each house that we passed, a sure way of telling whether the people in said house would have sweets on hand.

There were a few areas in our estate that were dead quiet, but there were some that really got into the spirit of Halloween. One man opened his door, yelling and swinging a meat cleaver (a fake one, I'd like to believe) over his head. The kids were scared senseless but absolutely loved it.

All in all, it was tiring but fun. When we got home, the kids happily took their places by the front door, ready to hand out sweets to their fellow trick-or-treaters.

The hubby made himself useful by helping Lucas make his scythe and making this year's Jack o' lantern.

Jack's insides have of course been turned into pumpkin muffins. Yum.

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