The day before Halloween we finally made some time to carve our
pumpkins pumpkin. I decided that since I would be doing the carving part and I don't have unlimited time to just carve one of our pumpkin family. As seen below, Chandler was less than thrilled to dig out the pumpkin guts.
Brighton, on the other hand, dove right in! I'm not sure that we even got a final picture of the carved and lit pumpkin, but it was an outline of a cat against a moon. Very cute!
The boys (especially Brighton) were really excited on Halloween morning. Brighton wanted to know if we could go trick-or-treating even before breakfast. One of my grandmother's best friends, Henrietta Jackson came by for a visit and brought gifts. The boys loved seeing her and showing her anything and everything they could think of. Henrietta loved seeing Maverick since it has been about 6 months since she last saw him!
Halloween evening was finally upon us and too bad it was RAINING! We really weren't sure what the game plan would be. We got everybody dressed and ready to head out. We let the boys sit in the back of the van on the carpeted floor and Maverick was in my lap while we drove from house to house of the neighbors we know. Luckily at the 2nd stop we were able to borrow an umbrella since our golf-style one has broken and yet to be replaced---oops!
The boys had a great time and were super surprised by one neighbor's "gift" of a rotten egg (filled with candy) He had warned the boys that if they scared him on Halloween he'd give them a rotten egg and he lived up to his promise! It's people like him that make us love our neighbors.
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