Drew was excited for trick or treating yesterday! He kept asking me if it was getting dark, because I told him we'd go after it was dark. We got a pizza for dinner and there were a few minutes when it looked like Ava might decide not to eat pizza and therefore not go trick or treating, before she finally gave in and ate. What kid doesn't like pizza?
After dinner we got into costume, searched to find a flashlight and ran out the door. We made the mistake of going to our neighbor Tom's house first. He has a motion activated skeleton that talks when you get close. That scared the kids and every house we went to after that had to be investigated for talking skeletons before they'd approach. After the first two houses Ava asked "Where we goin'?" I guess she didn't realize you knock on lots of doors and don't go in to anyone's house. We did a short lap around our block and Drew was ready to go home and hand candy out to other kids. Ava wanted to keep going. So Dan went home with Drew and Ava and I did a few extra houses before it started raining on us and we headed home too.
They got once piece of candy each and got ready for bed. They also had a lot of fun answering the door for the trick or treaters. I'm thinking one piece of candy a day (if they ask) for a week maximum...or I might try to bribe them to give up their candy for a small toy from Target. I haven't decided yet.
Today is a very rainy day and Dan and Drew are working on a big, cozy doghouse for the dogs. It is going to be awesome, and it is adorable to see Drew helping. I'll have to post pictures of that tomorrow when it's all done.