On a rather blustery day, when the wind was lashing lustily and the trees were thrashing thrustily and the leaves were rustling gustily, we visited with the most wonderful collection of Tiggers, princesses, aliens, butterflies, zombies, ghostbusters and pirates.
It was a magical Halloween, indeed.
You guys! A tiny trio of Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen from White Christmas came to my house! Our neighbors rock.
I noticed that the skull on a clever young person’s skeleton costume actually bled, which was both creepy and cool. Then, I later learned that the kid wearing that costume was my young-at-heart friend Katie, which made it even cooler.
My favorite treat was an unexpected pop-in from Molly, who swung by on her way back to Minneapolis and stayed to hand out candy for a little while.
As the wind whipped up yesterday afternoon, we discussed strategies for getting rid of all the extra candy we figured we’d have. But, Wisconsin trick-or-treaters amaze us every year with their hardiness and determination to have some fun. In the end, we almost ran out of candy and had to dump our tailgate stash into the bowl.
It was a glorious Halloween in our neck of the woods. I hope it was in yours as well.
Every year I ask if I can take pictures, and every year our trick or treaters (and their parents) happily oblige. So, here’s a little taste of Halloween at our house last night.