Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trick or Treating 2011

So this year's Halloween has been a full one, I must say!

In addition to all the previously mentioned celebrations, I got gifts from both Gramma Mindy, and Gramma Debbie! Gramma Debbie sent me some clothes, a story book, and a coloring book. After reading the superhero story (Where is Spiderman hiding in this one!?) a coupel times, I got right down to coloring in my Halloween-Themed coloring book....

Gramma Mindy sent along some stuff, too, including a very cool book with sliding panels. You can read the book, and then when you slide open the panels, the stuff hiding behind them enhanced the story with more information and pictures (or answered questions that were in addition to the story, like "How many Mummies do you see?" etc) It was very cool. (Note my last wearing of my Mummy PJs from last year...)

In addition to this cool stuff, I also got to go out to Trick or Treat this year! Even though the thing we do at daycare is lots and lots of fun, I got to actually go outside and go from house to house for a little while to take part in a time-honored tradition with lots of other kids. Mom and Dad's friends invited us to their neighborhood (Since we live in an apartment, and trick or treating is kind of hard there, their friends were kind enough to invite us to a safe neighborhood with lots of kids, and trusted neighbors) Here they are being the first people that I trick or treated from (Actually, Dad said the "Trick or Treat" part since I was still feeling a bit shy at the new situation)

Even though Mom has been under the weather with a respiratory infection, she still came out with us (What a trooper! She did have lots of fun, I must admit....) Look at this great picture she took of Dad and I (Yes...I made him carry me the whole way....and he let me hold the flashing light that helped tell cars that we were out and about)
We walked next door, and I began warming up to the idea of talking to people...just like the other events we went on, people seemed to be genuinely taken by my costume and personality (I try to be modest here, but sometimes people simply won't let me....)

A few doors down was a nice man who had two little dogs that both intrigued and terrified me. He and I talked at length and he told my Mom and Dad that he foresaw me becoming something special in my grownup years. We had a lot of fun talking together and yelling "No!" and "Yes!" back and forth at each other. We were like an olde tymey comedy duo back in action for the first time....
The man and I even yelled back and forth to each other at his neighbor's house, becaue he yelled to his neighbor "You have to talk to The Cat in the Hat....he's hilarious!" And then he and I threw back and forth some more witty banter...

I was moving and grooving, guys...whenever Mom asked me "Sam...what does the Cat in the Hat say?" I would dutifully reply (With a huge grin) "Your Mother will not mind AT ALL if you do!!" just like they do in the books and on the TV show...I was on fire, I tell ya! I was bringing my best material out for all to see!

After one or two more houses (We kept it simple this year as it was my first, and it was already getting late) we stopped at the house of this nice lady who I finally said "Trick or Treat!" to...she was thrilled, and gave me a Rice Krispie Treat, which I simply can't WAIT to eat....
We saw LOTS of kids in some really cool costumes...it was so much fun to be a part of such a big event...there was a kinship there that I really appreciate in life...very fun stuff...

And of course....what Halloween would be complete without enjoying the spoils of your journey! Mom and Dad were kind enough to bend the rules a bit and let me have a piece of candy before bed when we got home (AFTER supper of course...) People gave out a pretty good variety of stuff, so I didn't get stuck with too many of one type of treat....

Once again, even though it had its challenges, Halloween was a resounding success. We did so many fun things throughout October to celebrate it and I can't wait to do it again next year!

2 comments:

Gramma Mindy said...

I'm so glad you liked the Halloween book. You looked great trick or treating with Mom and Dad.

The Dot said...

Thanks! I'm glad you liked the pictures. I had SO much fun...

For the record, I liked the book SO much, that we are still reading it, two months later!