All the kids came home yesterday and got all dressed up for Halloween. Rod was going to try to get off work early. His co-worker is having "family issues" and needed to leave early so Rod ended up not getting home until 6pm.
Our plans were to take the kids to Hallopalooza with some friends. The frineds called to let us know that 3 of them had fevers - 2 of them being Mom and Dad - so they wouldn't be going.
By the time Rod got home it was dark and their was traffic. We made an executive decision to forgo Hallopalooza and go trick or treating on our street. By the time we got there we wouldn't have much time to do anything and we couldn't possibly get by with doing nothing. Especially since all the kids 9 and under were dressed in their costume garb.
We did a practice run at the front door. Jaleel, Destini, and Brayana got it. Makkiah thought it was cool that I put candy in his bag and Angie sat down on the porch poised to eat the candy that had dropped into hers. I let them all know that we wouldn't be stopping to eat each piece of candy on the way.
Tyreque went to a friends birthday party and Ladaria stayed to pass out candy to any trick or treaters that might venture down our driveway (we did have one!).
It took us about 2 hours to make it to the end of the street and back. The kids had fun and couldn't wait to get home and see what they had gotten. To bad it was a school night and they had to get ready for bed. Maybe today I will let them have some of their loot!
Here's a picture of Taniyah who obviously wasn't impressed with the whole idea of costumes and candy. The rest of the kids are on Flickr.