A Halloween Haul

It’s that time of  year again … costumes, candy, Pepto Bismol (that comes later).

After perusing one of those Halloween costume shops Katy decided on a Renaissance Queen. My neighbor Beatriz did Katy’s hair. You can’t see it too well but it’s French braided all around the back of her head. She did a really nice job.

Why be a princess when you can be a queen?
Why be a princess when you can be a queen?

Our neighbor has a business making balloon creations. She had this creation hanging by her door.

One eye ... the better to see you with.
One eye … the better to see you with.

Katy went trick or treating with her friends Catherine and Elizabeth. They dressed as hippies and, yes, those are princess wigs!

Katy and the Hippy Twinsters.
Katy and the Hippy Twinsters.
Getting candy from Heath
Getting candy from Heath

We walked around for an hour (my feet are letting me know about that) and there were tons of kids out. Ten years ago hardly anyone trick or treated in our neighborhood and the kids who did trick or treat went elsewhere. I guess we’ve gotten a new crop of families.

Katy going through her loot. I remember when she was younger she made bar graphs with her candy. This year she just sorted it into little piles. Lots of chocolate, no candy corn.

Where to start?
Where to start?

Heath is in charge of buying candy and bought way too much. One bag never even got opened.

Take all you want!
Take all you want!

Katy’s dentist does a candy buy-back every year and that’s where our leftovers will go. Usually it’s the first workday after Halloween but since they close at 2 on Friday they’re doing it Monday. That gives Katy the weekend to decide what she wants to keep. They pay a dollar a pound up to three pounds (down from five) or a coupon for a Chick-fil-A kid’s meal (it used to be the money and the coupon!). The candy is donated to an organization that sends it to military people overseas.

Buddy, by the way, does not approve of Halloween. All these people knocking on the door and he was in his crate where he couldn’t protect his pack. I think Kallie slept through it all. She doesn’t have the energy to get worked up about much these days.

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