I believe I am the equivialent of BA-Humbug for Halloween. It is by far my least favorite holiday. My dislike for Halloween stems from my Dad I'm sure, as he says its a pagonistic holiday and it shouldn't be celebrated. Since I've had children my tolerance has grown for Halloween. I do like the dressing up and I love sugar, I just can't stand the gory blood and ghosts and the annoying little brats who stick out their bags and grunt. They can't even say Trick or Treat - what a lazy people we have become. And a Thank you - unheard of. With that being said we did have a fun Halloween. Our ward had a fun party in the middle of the week, which the kids loved. Rozannah and I did make some cupcakes for the party which turned out really cute and I even dressed up. I was suppose to be the Big Bad Wolf (the one who ate Grandma - since I'm big enough to look like I ate someone) but not too many people got my costume. I guess I wasn't scary enough or had big enough ears or teeth. Oliver wanted to be a dinosaur - but since I refuse to spend too much money on a holiday I don't even like, and I was too tired and lazy to make a dinosaur costume, he decided a Construction Worker was just as good. Penelepe was a cute little Butterfly, and cousin Enzo was a Mad Scientist.
We went trick-or-treating with our neighbor Stephen and it was cute to watch Penelepe try to keep up with the boys running from house to house. It was a gorgeous night (I was expecting it to snow and be super cold and I was ready to tell my kids to go to the end of the driveway and knock on our door - just as I did a couple of really snowy cold Halloweens growing up in Montana), but it was a perfect night to be out so I couldn't complain. One of the last houses we stopped at was an over the top decorated haunted house. It was covered in spider webs, ghosts and goblins, people with out heads, spiders, graves, a fog machine - you name it they had it. Why anyone would spend so much money on a silly holiday just to decorate their house is beyond me (but if it was decorated for Christmas that would be a completely different story). Anyways a scary goblin came out from the shadows with a weed whacker to scare us all. Way to go Dude you scared a 2 year old in a butterfly costume and tu-tu.