Saturday, October 31, 2009


Well, Jill has made it through her first Halloween. :) It was a lot of fun. She, obviously, had no idea what was going on, but I'm looking forward to how much she'll enjoy it next year. She wore the clown costume that her daddy wore for his first Halloween.

I had my first taste of Collett Halloween. When Jeff was growing up, everyone on the block would congregate at one of the houses and have a party in the driveway, passing out candy to people who came, eating food, and luring trick-or-treaters into their haunted house. The haunted house was added when the kids started getting too old for trick-or-treating, so Jeff and the others his age would create one in the garage or driveway and then have a lot of fun scaring the little kids who came by.

I only got a taste of the glory days as most of their old friends have moved away from the neighborhood (Jeff's parents have been in this house for over 20 years), but people from two other families came by, and it was a lot of fun. I did enjoy seeing all the kids in their costumes that came by for candy. My favorites were a skunk and a gingerbread man. Very authentic costumes.

Laurie would always wait until the kids said "trick or treat" before she would give them candy. So, sometimes she would just stand there waiting. One or two kids thought she wasn't going to give them any, so they started to turn away. Some when Laurie would say "what do you say?" would say "thank you" instead of "trick or treat." That was pretty cute. Polite kids. Hehe :)

What's this you say? Halloween? Okay. I can handle it.

I spoke too soon. I can't handle it!!

Okay, I guess it's not too bad . . .

Whew. I'm exhausted. It's hard work being that cute!

But look how cute I was while I lasted!!


  1. Aww. Cutest. Clown. Ever.

    My favorite is the "I can't handle it" picture. What is it with crying baby pictures? Melt my heart.

    we miss you. :(

  2. Looks like a fun time. Jill looks adorable.

  3. Too cute!! I wish i would have seen her!! Laurie did an excellent job on the clown costume- maybe you can make hers next year:)

  4. Very cute! She is getting so good at smiling for the camera!!!

  5. She is an adorable clown!! We miss you guys.

  6. awwwh. you and jill are so cute. Those leaves make me miss the midwest so much. and the cold.

  7. Love the Halloween costume! She even looks cute crying!


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