When you have kids...Halloween is fun again. However this year I had a $0 budget for costumes and negligible amounts of desire, time, and energy to make anything memorable. Abracadabra! We borrowed costumes from the CKJ's and it was perfect. Our sweet and salty concessions combo was super fun. The afternoon before Halloween I pulled the red tutu out of a bag in front of Phoebe and her eyes popped clear out of her head while she exhaled a gargantuan "WOOOOOW!" Big hit, that tutu. Cutest red M&M you ever did see. And Julian's popcorn head poking out of his popcorn bag literally stopped traffic during the trick-or-treating at the Foothill Village.
My family will appreciate this: I added boxes of raisins to our candy bowl this year and had that epic moment when you realize I AM MY MOTHER. There is it. Here's your sign. But that's not even the best part. We left a bowl of candy on our porch while we left the house to sniff out some famous home-made donuts on the next block over. As we we were coming back we spotted a group of trick-or-treaters sprinting away, capes and hats and wings chasing their happy squeals down the street. They had obviously emptied the candy bowl (totally acceptable Halloween night sugar rush behavior). But when we reached our porch I was horrified to see that they left the raisins! I'm still laughing about it. Halloween is the best.