Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I hope all of you had a wonderful and perfectly spooky Halloween!

So, those of you who know my clever and talented sister-in law, Bess, know that last year she made an adorable candy corn outfit for Harper's cousin, Maggie Jane, to wear Trick-or-Treating.

Maggie Jane as a candy corn last Halloween.

I loved it so much that she mailed it to me in anticipation of Harper being just about the right size to wear it this year. The fit was just right! She was the cutest candy corn in the neighborhood, although she would only tolerate the hat for mere milliseconds at a time.

Our little candy corn.

As it turned out, that was only the beginning of our costume fortune. Neighbor Ellen gave us a wonderful dalmation costume that her mother-in-law had made for her son when he was Harper's age, so we had two complete costumes for Halloween. They were both so great we did a costume change mid-day to accomodate both "looks."  

A balanced dog is a happy dog.

Anyway, our Halloween started a little early. On Saturday night we enjoyed the classic Audrey Hepburn film Wait Until Dark to get us in the mood. Then, on the day of we indulged in pumpkin carving, pumpkin seed toasting and taking Harper Trick-or-Treating. We visited all of one house before she got too tired to continue but at least we can say we did it!

Trick-or-Treating, here we come! 

Our scary pumpkin!

Oh, and there was the candy. We bought four bags and only had about a dozen Trick-or-Treaters stop by. You do the math, but I'll give you a hint: it involves more pluses than minuses. All in all, it was a lot of fun. 

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