The kids really got into Halloween this year. Anthony requested a Halloween birthday party ( I'll post those pics in a bit). Between parties at school, birthday parties, and the actual holiday it feels like we were celebrating Halloween for weeks. Amelia dressed up as Snow White and Anthony was a nocturnal firefighter, which happens to be what he wants to be when he grows up too. We went trick or treating for about half an hour; the neighbor child went with us. Then we hung out in the driveway and handed out candy. I think the kids had more fun handing out candy than they did trick or treating.
After handing out candy for a while, the neighbor child and Amelia went out trick or treating again with neighbor child's family. I've been working in Amelia's class for a while now, and it was funny to come across kids trick or treating who recognized me from the school. "Hey you're Amelia's mom! Where's Amelia?"
Because the girls were gone for another hour and a half or so, Anthony did the majority of the handing out of candy. I'd guess we probably had 150 kids. Lots of big groups, lots of tiny adorable kids, and a fair amount of high school kids. But the older kids were mostly all in costume and they were all polite, so I didn't have a problem with that. All in all it was a good night and I think we all had a good time. I love our neighborhood.