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Halloween, for many people and many different reasons, is one of the best holidays the year can offer. Aside from consciously creating cavities, the eve of All Hallows Day has transformed into (nearly) a week's worth of reasons to dress up in something bizarre and go out and have fun.
Most of our preparations were done on the weekend and last night. I still decided to leave work early today though so that I could set out the candy, ensure that the car fit in the garage, and make the traditional HUGE cauldron of chili for dinner.
Paul got home about 6 p.m. and it wasn't long before the doorbell started to ring. All in all we had about 96 kids. We still have some chips left over and a few chocolate bars (yeah!). We did better than our neighbours who had to turn off their lights off at 7:30 and hide in the basement for fear that some angry, candy-deprived child might TP their house.
This was the table of treats awaiting the trick-or-treaters. We had a stash of more chips and chocolate bars hidden away to add when our supply ran low. Thank goodness we did because at one time I had about 15 children descend upon the door at once - it was stressful! LOL They were so cute though!
The front yard was decorated. Tomorrow is November first and by all rights I should be packing the lawn mower away but it has been so darn warm here that the grass won't stop growing (as you can see from this pic)!
This is the front of the house under the cover of darkness. I guess that it looked all right - judging by the number of people who posed their little darlings in front of the house for pictures. I admit that we enjoy decorating the place for the holidays - next up - Christmas!
I hope that all of you had a safe and happy Halloween!