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Friday, November 2, 2012

Candy candy candy

CandyCorn copyWowzers, is there a holiday more tailored to kids than Halloween? Fun costumes, pumpkin patches, wacky decorating, hanging with your friends in the neighborhood, staying up late, running everywhere, and candy candy candy. Yeah, any way you slice it Halloween is a dang good day in kidville.

Ro and Ree still had a smidge of homework to do after school on Halloween, so they quickly got it out of the way (in costume, naturally -- seeing a tropical angelfish doing homework tickled my funnybone):

Then my folks came over for a quick pre-trick-or-treat dinner (and Ree tried to explain Dragonvale to BobBob, with questionable success):

Now that the pesky real-food thing was out of the way, it was time for the main event. Oh yeah!


The first door... oh the suspense... would it open? (it did, whew):

CandyCorn copyAfter a few houses, the peacock, tropical angelfish, viking princess, and little brother were joined by good friend Minnie Mouse:DSC_4791LR

And then had to take the first of many candy breaks:

There was more trick or treating, and then another candy break. Repeat, repeat, I don’t even know how many times.


candycorn1And at the end of the night, everyone was full, happy, and tired from walking to so many houses. Ahhhhh, another great Halloween.

Oh, and then there was one more little thing. At 9pm -- fueled by an incredible candy high -- little Ree decided that the hamster needed a costume too. She came running down from the playroom with this tiny Barbie-apron-turned-cape. Bwa ha! Now that’s a good look for him:

CandyCorn copyHappy Halloween everyone. Hope you all got to sneak your fave candies from your kiddo’s treat stash. What’s your favorite, by the way? I have such a hard time resisting those treat buckets of deliciousness and go for anything chocolately (in order I steal: mini Hershey’s bars, Snickers, KitKat, Twix). Mmmmm, maybe I’ll go raid something right now... Shhhh!


  1. Great costumes! Love the tropical fish! Wow!! What fun for the kiddos! Ours was cut a little short due to the rain but she hauled in quite a stash!

    Hmmm - my favourites? The little chocolate bars! Just ask Hannah - she found the evidence on our bedside table this morning. Oops! ;o)

  2. Matt this year is obsessed with chocolate so it is harder to steal. But actually after a month of candy and Matt having his feeding tube and only really eating sweets, I feel kind of done with candy.

  3. Anonymous11/02/2012

    Snickers all the way. But I gave up sugar in January. Boo hoo1

  4. Twix, Snickers, Baby Ruth. Anything chocolate! Marin does not like chocolate! So, he willingly dumps it all on his Dad and me! We have gained 3 pounds each. No joke. Marin only eats the lollipops, so we have really been in candy heaven!

    Do you have Whole Foods out your way? If so, try their chocolate bars with toffee and sea salt. My new favorite!

  5. Love it! I steal the Coffee Crisps and Twizzlers ... shhhh ... don't tell!

  6. Cute costumes!!! Being a Norwegian Viking princess myself... that one was my fav!

    Tate scored candy big time! Milky ways and large size tootsie rolls are my faves... I love Abbazabas too but could not find any this year.

  7. Those are really cute costumes!

    I don't have kids, but I love passing out candy at Halloween. I get to steal the candy before the trick-or-treaters come.. The stuff I steal: Jawbreakers, Smarties, and Cream Soda flavor Dum-Dum pops. The stuff I leave: chocolate. I'm strange, right?

  8. If only they passed out See's Candy at every door (my favorite!!). But, favorites grocery Halloween candy would be peanut butter Snickers, Reese's peanut butter cups, Peanut Butter M&M's. I'm noticing a common element to my top 3. :-)

    Wish we could have been there to trick-or treat with the girls. They look great in their costumes!!

  9. Anonymous11/03/2012

    I love licorce!
    Ilene, mommy to April Lauren

  10. I cannot have chocolate (it's been a very long year and a half) because I am totally off caffeine because of a heart condition, so I am quite limited. Reese's Pieces are the closest thing to chocolate that I've found. My daughter did give me a Sugar Babies from her school party stash, and that was pretty tasty. She hates caramel.

  11. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun! The girls picked some fun costumes. We ended up having to wear our winter coats here over our costumes. I stayed home to hand out the candy and sent my sweeties on a chocolate quest. #1=Snickers, #2=Reese's peanut butter cups, and #3=peanut M&Ms are my top three:)

  12. Hi! We also adopted twins from China (Dec 2011)and I love your blog, have been following for about a year. Ro and Ree are fantastic, so beautiful. Our kids are Jessica and Stephanie, they will be 3 in March. They are amazing and never seem to stop laughing or moving. Its great to see the stages of the twins as they get older and what we have to look forward to!

    Sam Childers