01 November 2012

Run for Candy

This year, more than any other, our kids were focused on candy collection. Abigail led in the effort declaring she'd be out until midnight trick-or-treating. She talked about how it was Halloween until midnight, so it would be okay.

I took the kids for their first run around the neighborhood.

Gabriel was a real trooper, running with the kids from door to door. Toward the end he got tired and would only want to approach the "scary" houses. So, for the last six or seven houses, he didn't go up. Benjamin, before he realized Gabriel didn't want to go to every house, almost wedged his foot in a door, telling them to wait for his little brother. Good job, Benjamin!

Laura went out on the second shift, while I stayed home with Gabriel who handed out the candy. Some people stopped to take pictures with this cute kid. We call him "face" for a reason.

Laura had a third shift too and this time Collette stayed behind. But Benjamin wanted (and did) keep up with Abigail's zeal to canvas the entire neighborhood.

Abigail = Daffney (from Scooby-Doo)
Collette = a vampire, but the teeth were too cumbersome to wear
Benjamin = spiderman and also Jango Fett at school

Gabriel = Iron Man