Saturday, November 01, 2008

It Was a Dark, Not Stormy Night...

It actually was THE perfect night for all those Trick or Treaters! No jackets were needed to be worn, so the costumes could all be viewed with out cover-ups. As always, the kids were the high point of the day. However, one of my favorite costumes was a mom wearing her wedding dress from 14 years ago...she painted her skin green and wore a headband with little green ears and was Fiona, bride of Shrek!!
Much to my surprise, I was greeted at the door by these grown-ups!! Yes, Gene Simmons came Trick or Treating at my house - talk about how we rose on the "cool" scale in our neighborhood to have a heavy metal rocker come to our door! With him, my lovely co-worker "Witty" and their feline, Pompey. We had our first costumed cat ever!

These fun visitors practiced reverse Trick or Treating and brought us goodie bags with yummy candy and treats including these fangs!!!!!! Yeeee-owllllll! (I didn't doctor my red eyes with our computer program red eye elimination feature, so I could appear more scary.)

Also stopping by: the adorable FLASH GORDON and his mom -another former co-worker. Who says librarians aren't any fun?
But wait! There's more! Our next door neighbors invited us over for a chili cook-off in their garage with lots more neighbors and friends in attendance. It was such a fun night...and I am still saddened to hear there are those who loathe this light-hearted holiday featuring costumes and candy. It is what you make it out to be. I choose to look at it through the eyes of the child within me.

3 comments:

Linnea said...

What fun! Maybe next time we meet in PERSON I can show you pics of some of my cuties at school, in their Superman, lion, and other cute costumes! (no, I'm really not a grinch, just because I was ready for a "grown up" party!)

The Lindahl News said...

That would be a treat to see your cuties in costume. And, no, I don't think you are a grinch!

Was your grown-up party fun?

Alli said...

Looks like such a fun Halloween! We bought candy and as usual, didn't have any trick or treaters...

I love the decorations in the first picture!