It was a dark and stormy night…….well, it was dark, cold and rainy. The kids were all about the candy until their wet feet, coats and kitty ears were soaked enough that they called it a night.
I took the boys out and we were able to do our whole street before they wanted to retire.
The fun part was we met up with some of Harry’s friends and did a tour with them. Another bonus was one of the houses on the street was giving out warm cider with a shot of booze. That warmed you up.
We were being told for weeks at how crazy Halloween would be in our area. I am pretty sure the weather killed it because compared to Halifax, it was pretty boring. I would guess we gave out 100 of 600 pieces of candy. At least it will keep for next year.
Harry was a black cat and Charlie was a kid who did not want to wear a costume other than a baseball hate and a smidge of makeup under his eye.
The candy won’t last for weeks like in previous years and that is not a bad thing.
Time to throw out the pumpkins. Until next year.
As we get set for Halloween this Friday, I wanted to post some photos of what the kids have dressed up in the past. This year should be the most fun to date as both boys are in full understanding of what it means to go door to door and say trick or treat. Okay, Charlie will probably just stick to his “more” style, but he does not say that much yet.
Stay tuned to the Instagram page for more on this year’s costumes.
Halloween Photo Montage
As you can see, what have gotten a lot of use out of that tiger suit. What are some of the classic costumes your kids have worn?
Well I did it. I made it through a snow day with the boys. While my wife is away (flight cancelled), I had a fun day at home, hunkered down in the house for what was a pretty big storm. It is actually still going but luckily, the boys are not.
The house is now quiet, but because I know the day would speed by and I would forget a lot of the highlights, I had a camera with me all day and did my best to tell a story.
You will notice the many shots of the outside world to give you an idea of the snow we got.
This will also make it easier to describe our snow day once my wife does get home.
So enjoy this post as I recount a snow day in Halifax with photos.
As the weeks fly by and you are just trying to get from point A to point B, you can easily stop noticing things. Lately, I have started to really see the growth of my two boys. I am not talking about new stages of life or new talents achieved, I am talking about literal growth.
We did an update to our growth chart that we mark on a wall with marker.
Harrison: 53 months – 44 inches tall.
Charlie: 16 months – 32.2 inches tall.
Like I said, they are already big kids and I can see at least one of them outgrowing dad (6’5).
Here is a photo that shows it really well.