Kids make some things a million times more fun. I haven't enjoyed Halloween as much as we did this year in a long time. It wasn't that we did anything out of the ordinary, but the kids were just so cute, so good, and so excited.
Anna asked every day for weeks if today was the day to wear her costume and go trick-or-treating. When the day finally came, it was pretty hard for her to wait all the way until the evening. So eventually we put the costumes on, took the obligatory pictures, and then headed out. In case it's hard to tell from the pictures, Anna was a chicken, Adam was a cow, and Isabel was a lamb.
First we did a little trick-or-treating on Main Street in Bountiful. Then we went to a local Care Center. I thought there would be a few patients at the care center waiting to give candy, but there were TONS. It was nice, they all seemed excited to see the kids in their costumes. Adam and Isabel quickly figured out how to take the candy and put it in their own bucket. By the time we left we had three pretty full buckets. Last we went to about 10 houses in our neighborhood so a few people could see the kids.
When we said our bedtime prayers I said, "thank you for letting us have a nice time trick-or-treating." Anna repeated, "thank you for letting us get LOTS of candy trick-or-treating." Luckily the kid understands moderation - I think she had two pieces of candy today.