I ran down to Target today to stock up on some extra chocolate. I have to wait until the last minute to do this as if I have it in the house earlier it tends to call my name to come and eat it up. But hey, if you buy it today it is 30% off and I do love a deal.
On my travels I spied a few good costumes and particularly enjoyed the little ones dressed up. While in line paying for my chocolate I saw a sweet little girl with her Mom, in line behind me. Mom was a jail bird and the little one was Minnie Mouse, I think. They were buying pumpkin pails. After I paid for my goodies, I asked the mother if I could put some treats in their buckets. Well, this little girl was so excited and it made me remember the excitement of Halloween when you are little. The costumes, the anticipation of waiting for dark, the fun of seeing all of those jack 'o' lanterns lit up and the best part, walking up to most doors in the neighbourhood and getting candy. We could even go to our local candy store, "Chalmer's", and Mrs. Chalmers, an elderly lady who lived above the store , would give us treat bags. Does it get any better? It was all over for another year in about two hours time but wow it was fun. I try to remember this as I jump up to answer the door, yet again. I think I will give out candy until I am too old to make it to the door. ha ha
I think we are ready for the big night. The lawn decor is up and moving. Not too scary except for the claws on that black cat. Last year we had little ones walking right up to it and it made me think of how big it must look to a three year old.
The pumpkin is ready to be plugged in. I know... slacker!
I'll leave you with a photo of Thomas in costume. Too cute!! I only wish he lived in my neighbourhood and not across the other side of Canada. :(