Halloween 2006

It hardly seems like a month (well, almost two!) have passed since Halloween. Time is flying by as we race toward the end of the year, I guess.

Henry was fully aware of the holiday this year and participated with gusto! He dressed as a little Austrian boy, wearing the leiderhosen I brought back from my trip this summer to Salzburg.

Emma took on the role of Lightning McQueen from the Pixar movie Cars. She’s been calling herself McQueen for months now so it only seemed fitting that she finally look like him, too.

We kicked off the holiday with a visit to the Rancho Santa Margarita Fall Festival. Marla made some treats and worked at the Mom’s Club booth while the costumed kids and I wandered the festival for candy, some Boo Bowling and a little tractor racing. I love the look of concentration and exhileration on Emma’s face as she approaches the finish line.

The big night arrived and it was time to head out for some trick-or-treating. Henry insisted on carrying his “crumpkin” around by himself. By the end of the night it looked like the crumpkin was hauling him around. Emma did a darling, sing-song “Trick-or-treat!” at every door while Henry went for the more direct, “Treat!”

We arrived back home safe and sound and with a record setting take. The kids had a bite or two of candy (I took the rest to work shortly after) and all was right with the world.

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