Em made the perfect little Dorothy, with the attitude to take on the Wicked Witch!
We checked out the animals in the petting zoo.
We stopped to smell the flowers -- but no poppies to make our Dorothy sleepy.
We spent the afternoon at home, and then we headed to my in-laws' for trick-or-treating. On the way, I told Brent that we need to start taking more pics of the three of us together.
You can see me holding Em's trick-or-treat basket with Toto tucked inside.
We waited till dark to officially head out for treats, but we did a practice run to my in-laws' good friends next door. Grandpa came with us.
Em was presented with treats, and she couldn't be convinced to pick some up. So I grabbed some for her.
When the sun set, we hit the streets. Quite a few of the houses in my in-laws' neighborhood have a lot of stairs to climb, which gets tiresome for us and Em. We stuck with the easy-access homes.
Em loved strolling the neighborhood and knocking on doors. She gave quiet "trick-or-treats" and "thank-you's". Our little Dorothy was a big hit with the candy distributors and other parents and kids. One dad who answered the door said, "Are you kidding me with this costume -- and her HAIR?!? SO CUTE!"
Em did great with most of the scary decorations and costumes. One older trick-or-treater made up as a zombie saw Em and ran by us with his face hidden by his treat bag, which I thought was very considerate. A guy at one of the houses answered his door with a scary mask on, then exclaimed, "OH! A little one! I'm so sorry!" I told him it was totally fine -- and that he should disregard the toddler clutching my leg.
She smiled and giggled during our short adventure, exclaiming, "It's so CUTE!" and "Ooooh, WOW!"
We're already looking forward to next Halloween.
This post kicks off my third year of NaBloPoMo -- National Blog Posting Month! You can expect a post every day this month from yours truly!
"Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh my!" - Dorothy, Wizard of Oz