November 1, 2011 by Gina
I could hardly wait for Halloween night this year! Normally, I don’t really care much for Halloween, and I am certainly not one of the average Americans who spend $44 on candy to hand out (I know…what a statistic!). I also recently read that Americans eat an average of 24 pounds of candy per person per year!!! But, I digress…
I was really excited to go trick-or-treating with Finnegan and Getty and watch this tradition begin for them. Last year was fun too, but at 1 1/2 years old, Finn wasn’t much of a participant and Getty was in-utero. This year, Finn knew he was a cowboy for Halloween and that Getty was a horse. Finn would proudly shout out “COWBOY!” when someone asked what he would be for Halloween. He would then usually add that cowboys have horses and hats and chaps and sing and that Glen Campbell is a cowboy (he knows all the words to Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy”).
So, after I got done with work, picked the boys up from daycare and we ate a quick dinner, we were out the door. We only went to 6 houses but it was so fun to be a part of. Finn eagerly and loudly yelled, “Trick or Treat” at every house and was rewarded handsomely with way too much candy. All of neighbors were thrilled to see the boys in their costumes and we were proud to show them off.
Finn ate a few pieces of candy during trick or treating and slept with his bucket of candy next to his bed. He wanted to make sure it was there this morning. First thing this morning, he brought his bucket full of candy upstairs, laid them all out in a line and asked his daddy, “what’s that, what’s that, what’s that one?”. It was adorable to watch and to see the wonder in his eyes. Now, if we could only make all that candy disappear without going into his mouth!