Hasn’t it been awhile? It sure has.
But we’re here, and doing well, and are healthy and happy! It’s our first official Halloween in our home (Ian was gone last year, and the babies weren’t quite here…). Our neighborhood, Wallingford, is considered and voted the best trick-or-treating neighborhood in Seattle! Hooray for that!
So getting into the true spirit, we opted for decorating. With the help of my good friend Kimberly, who was visiting us for the weekend from Cincinnati, we managed to carve 6 pumpkins (yes, in order you see Elmo, Ernie, Bert, Grover, and 2 funny monsters).
The girls’ got especially decked out in their Muppet costumes. Sylvie went as Kermit, Jane as Fozzie. For those that don’t know the reference (which I should assume is all of you), in the movie The Great Muppet Caper, Kermit and Fozzie are supposedly identical twins.
They debuted the costumes at their daycare for the fall festival, and rounded out the appearance at our neighbor’s pre-Trick or Treating get-together.
We had high hopes for lots of trick-or-treaters, since we have tons of neighbors with kids. Alas! Disappointment. A total of 9 trick-or-treaters. What a bummer. Especially compared to our friends Carrie and Paul, who live 8 blocks away. They tapped out at 202 trick-or-treaters, believe it or not!
I won’t give up on the holiday, or getting into it. I hope one day we’ll be one of the best houses in the hood to come to—our yard is scary enough…