Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween: Then & Now

Autumn has surely been in the air these last several days.  Along with the cooler weather, October also brings one of my favorite holidays -- Halloween!

My memories of Halloween include a bunch of us kids piled into the back of a Suburban and riding from one house to the next. Mom or Dad would open the back gate and off we'd go.

Back then it was all about the candy. Now it's all about the kids.

Emma will be 17 months old on October 29th, so this will be her second Halloween, but her first year to dress up.  She will be a pumpkin this year. And the cutest one you've ever seen!  I'm so excited!  (I'm sure she is, too)

When I was little, my mom used to make our costumes. Uh yeah, I ordered Emma's costume from Pottery Barn.  Apparently I didn't get the Halloween-costume-making gene.  Emma will get to wear her costume to her school's Fall Festival, and we will be taking her to Bank Street Trick-or-Treat, as well as Trunk-or-Treat at church.

We invite everyone to stop by Cloud 9 on Saturday, October 26th, from 10-2.  We will have candy for the trick-or-treaters, and for the adults we'll have donuts and a cauldron of cider!

I'm looking forward to seeing Emma and all the kids with their cute costumes and smiling faces.

Whatever you have planned for Halloween most of all be safe. Here are a few Halloween safety tips to remember:
-Wear bright or reflective clothing, or use reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
-Avoid trick-or-treating alone.
-Be sure to carry a flashlight.
-Inspect your child's candy at the end of the evening for choking hazards or signs of tampering.

Happy Halloween from Emma, and me!

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