trick or treat
So I took Ellis over to my in-law's for trick-or-treating. They have a great neighborhood. We live in a state park. Nuff said.
Ellis went as a car. Which is currently His. Favorite. Thing. Ever.
We made it to one house, across the street. Then we came back and ditched the costume, which was great, but you know 1-yr-olds, they have a limited attention span.
Ellis had waaaaay more fun hanging out in the front yard watching the kids go by and cars crawl down the street. He wanted to follow every big kid that came by.
We met some neighbors, admired their jack-o-lanterns, and ran around. It was a warm, balmy evening, and everyone was out enjoying it. The costumes were great, too! My favorite was a group of kids plastered in face paint and drapey clothing paraphanelia. I always make kids tell me what they are before I give them candy. They professed to be zombies, but I think it was an excuse to go crazy with face paint. My other favorite was an eager brother and sister. They came up and said "trickortreatI'mCinderella!" "TrickorTreatI'maRobber!" Clearly, they were enthused about their costumes. The "robber" was an excuse to wear a miner's lamp on his head. I guess these city kids don't know what spelunkers are.
Will post pictures (of Ellis and car costume) later. Am. So. Tired.