Halloween 2011

Sophia and I took Will out for his first round of trick-or-treating this afternoon. She’s been coaching him how how to say it for the past week or so, like the fantastic big sister she is. He toddled after her, climbing up stairs, announcing “tree a tree” and giving a polite “tee you” when the homeowners dropped a piece of candy in his little bucket.

Sad elephant, cute witch

He wasn't sure what to make of it all at first.

Will the Elephant

But he caught on with the guidance of his Halloween pro big sister.


Sophia designed both of our Jack-O-Lanterns. I love the pirate one.

When Dave got home he took the kids out for a second round, then a longer run with just Sophia so I could stay here and greet the trick-or-treaters. I made chicken pot pies for dinner, something I remember having as a kid quite a bit. They seemed like a good way to wrap up a chilly evening. Everyone snuggled up in the living room, costumes tucked away, watching some good Halloween TV and eating some warm fall comfort food.

Hope everyone had a great and safe Halloween.

xo, Alana