Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Halloween Post

I really should not be blogging. Not at all. I have a million trillion things to do and throwing in a blog post this weekend is not on the list.

BUT...we had such fun trick or treating last night that I just had to share.

Child #1 is well beyond the trick or treating stage.
Child #2 had two water polo games. Don't even get me started...
Child #3 wanted to give out candy only.

So, Child #4 (dressed as the most beautiful angel in San Diego and, no, I am not biased) and I trundled off into the night. Can I just say that Child #4 and I should NEVER AGAIN be left to our own devices on Halloween. We trick or treated for HOURS AND HOURS AND MILES AND MILES. We walked a REALLY LONG DISTANCE, only to stand on the curb and gawk at a haunted house. We did not join the throngs of people going in for a fright. We know our limits.

We came home with very tired and aching legs and feet. And...



NINE POUNDS of candy! Yes, we weighed it. Because that's the type of trick or treaters we are.

And this is very probably why Child #4 scored SO MUCH candy...



It was the SHOES!




And I leave you with a shot of Dorothy the Witch/Dog. A total misnomer as Dorothy is quite likely the sweetest, most docile poodle ever to be found on Craig's List.

p.s. Any Canadians out there still saying "Shelling out"?

23 comments:

JaneyV said...

9lbs! My biggest baby wasn't that heavy.
`sounds like you had heaps of fun. I love the sparkly shoes and as for Dorothy the Witch/Dog - too cute!

Sabrae said...

Oh I miss the days of candy and comstumes :)

Bee said...

My ten-year-old was so crushed to be missing out on Halloween, American-style. I think she realizes, in that growing-up part of her, that her trick-or-treat days are numbered. Perhaps that is part of the reason why you and your youngest child revelled in it so much?

Elizabeth said...

NINE pounds of candy........!
Glad you had fun anyway.
The dog looks charming and not evil at all.......

Vodka Mom said...

I have two older ones who are SO OVER the trick or treating. BUt, yes, I was out with The Golden Boy begging people for candy. And guess who stole HALF of his loot? The big girls who were "too good" to trick or treat. damn them.

Patti said...

9 pounds?! next year i am renting out kids to trick-or-treat for me. yeah, i am...

Maureen McGowan said...

What a score! You and the angel did very well.

I remember shelling out... but you've got me really thinking now. When I lived in Winnipeg in the 1970's they said something completely different for Halloween... What the heck was it... Must ask my sister who has more intact brain cells than I do.

I think the kids there yelled, "Halloween apples!" at the tops of their lungs, rather than trick or treat. Hmmmm... Unless I'm confusing with something else.

Travis Erwin said...

What a sugary haul!

Charles Gramlich said...

Love the Witch dog. Wish we would have had some trick or treaters.

Barbara Martin said...

Dorthy the Witch/Dog is cute and she has that long suffering look: 'how could you dress me up to look silly?'

Barrie, you got your exercise, and now you get to divy up the candy. You'll have to tell us what was in that huge sack.

When I was younger we all yelled "Halloween Apples!"

Barrie said...

Barbara: Halloween apples! Wow. Where did you grow up? Did you read Maureen's comment above?

Webradio said...

Nice blog here... I'll come again for read others posts !

Angela said...

Lots of candy but sounds like lots of fun too.

Smiles

Beth said...

NINEFREAKINPOUNDSOFCANDY???!!! Girl..put your dentist on speed dial!! ;)

ChrisEldin said...

Love the shoes!! And that is a fantastic amount of loot!!
You go, girl!
:-)

Amy said...

9 pounds... oh my... I purposely was not home on trick or treating night. Not to be rude to the kids, but I was saving myself. You see, if I ended up buying candy, I would end up eating it all myself while waiting on the children. haha. By the way, your pooch is adorable!! Love the outfit!:)

Alyssa Goodnight said...

That sounds like so much fun--what a special time with Child #4, but oh, I know how your feet must have felt!

It was for a good (9 lb!) cause though. :)

Barbara Martin said...

Barrie, I'm from Edmonton, and my last Halloween I made sure I went to all the best houses in Glenora district where they gave out handmade goodies. I came back with a pillow case full of loot; and a week later it disappeared from my hiding nook. Big brothers knew where to stash things better than I did. The middle aged brother commented on a particular type of candy (candied apple with rainbow bits) that had actually come from one of his high school friends' home, and then I knew who the culprit was.

pattinase (abbott) said...

It's a sad day when they just want to give out candy.

Mac and Cheese said...

I just gained 9lbs from looking at that bag of candy.

Bina said...

That dog is just adorable! After three years, I still my Toy Poodle.

Nine pounds of candy! HOLY CRAP! That's all I can say.

gabe said...

In Winnipeg we say
Trick or treat,
smell my feet,
give me something
good to eat!
or
Halloween apples!
or
the kids just stand with open bags, saying nothing and that works, too.

But I missed it all - I was flying on my broom to toronto! -hee, hee!

(Hi! Winnipeg from the seventies:)!)

Mary said...

Wow. She must have been thrilled. What a haul!