Last time I posted it seemed the fall season was just getting underway. Though I had good intentions of popping in here with some updates, it just never happened.
Yesterday, after a rainy morning, the sun came out and seemed to highlight the beauty of the yellow leaves outside the kitchen window.
I decided I'd better get out there with the camera before the trees were bare.
Halloween is a big event in our neighborhood.
In fact it's so big that the last few years we hightailed it out of here and went out to dinner.
This year, we decided to invite a few people over and participate in the fun. I had good intentions of snapping a few pictures of the food and table. However, this was the only picture I took before the doorbell rang and it was time to move onto more important matters.
Little Elmo wasn't too sure about that headpiece and his 3-1/2 teeth aren't quite enough for candy eating...
But, he was a good sport and went along with his daddy and uncle to do a little trick or treating. His mommy works at a children's hospital and was helping to brighten the holiday for her young patients.
In our neighborhood of more than 800 homes, the kids all trick or treat along the trail that runs behind our house. This means that we have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and... well you get the idea, of kids that come through. It makes for a fast and furious time of handing out candy. I noticed that many of the parents were also in costume. The man above wore a fantastic vampire costume. I assume he was a dad, but who knows... maybe he really was Count Dracula. At any rate, he really got into singing along to our vintage Monster Mash CD and soon had a large audience. I tried to get a picture of the front of him, but I had a hard time getting through all of the kids. Ha!
Right about when we ran out of candy, the rain started falling so we headed into the warm house and enjoyed our meal of chili, cornbread and hot spiced cider.
While looking through the Halloween pictures, at first I thought that this one was blurry. On second glance I decided it was more like a certain little boy is a blur of activity... somewhat like these last few weeks have been around here :).