Thursday, November 1, 2007
Snow white and the cutest monkey!
(Snow White is our neighbour and babysitter)
Miss D had a fine time trick-or treating for the first time. It didn't take her long to get the lingo down pat- and she was very good about saying "thank you". (In general Miss D has pretty good manners- I make sure to always praise her when she remembers them!)
I was not a city kid, so it was interesting to participate in the early part of the evening which takes place at the stores. From Kimball to Pulaski, Lawrence avenue was swarming with little princesses and sponge bobs with their parents popping in and out of stores. I'm curious- is it like this in every neighbourhood? Even on Lincoln? Also because we live in such a diverse area you come home with a fascinating array of treats. ("Who gave her a salted nut roll?" "The Japanese restaurant" "huh")
Miss D's favorite candy turns out to be lollipops. Perhaps because they take her hours to eat! She had about 4-5 pieces of candy and then ran around the house for a while until it was time for me to fight her into bed. (Good times!)
Mr. Jones came by with a bottle of wine and his fashion sense (worthy of a separate post) as did Mr. & Mrs. H. We ordered pizza, drank and handed out candy until we ran out. We turned out the porch light to indicate we were done but that didn't stop kids from knocking on the window and peeking through the blinds! yeeks- the call of candy sure emboldens the youngsters.
So what did you do?