Apparently, now that Halloween is over, the poll is no longer haunted. “Starry Starry Night”, carved by our very own Mimi won by a landslide! Second place was the cannibalistic “Peter Pumpkin Eater”, carved by a very smug Shaun. (Funny how you figured that one out) Bringing up third place was my “Mr. Happy” and KT’s “Toothless Wonder”. Thank you all for playing, we thought it was fun even if the poll was haunted!
This was a very sad Halloween for me. Our tradition has pretty much been that Shaun stays home and hands out the candy while I walk around the neighborhood with the girls. This year, the girls really really wanted to go by themselves. Knowing in my heart that they really didn’t need nor want me to go with them I reluctantly snipped another one of those thin little apron strings.
Shaun and I sat on the steps together just chatting while we waited for Trick or Treaters to come by. It was a slow night…there just didn’t seem to be many kids out and about. It was good to take the time to just talk. After all, in just a couple more years it will be just us. Sigh…
After an hour or so KT and her friends came back to the house. They poured their bags of candy on the floor and quickly sorted them and started trading. When they were all happy, they poured a huge bag of money out. They had collected $63.38 for UNICEF! Not too shabby.
Soon it was time for parents to come get kids from our house and for us to go get our Little Mimi. Halloween is over for another year. Well…except for those two bags of candy begging me to snag something….