Then we came back home for Halloween festivities. We popped in on our friends Mark and Lauren for a surprise trick-or-treat. (They live about 2 miles away, in the Adams Shore section of Quincy). Then we carved jack-o-lanterns. There were Mommy, Daddy, and Baby Jack-o-lanterns. Here's Annika with them:
Then Annika went trick-or-treating to a few neighbors on the street. Everyone liked her costume. Then, at around 6:30, she went down for a nap and we handed out candy. We didn't get a lot of kids this year. Last year was pretty slow too. We don't know why. We have a lot of leftover candy now.
At around 7:30 we woke Annie up and went across the street to our neighbors' house. They were having a little post-trick-or-treat party and a lot of the neighbors were there. We couldn't stay long because Annie had to go to bed for the night, but we popped in. It would've been fun to stay longer, but we didn't want to keep her up too late. We're trying to switch her over from Daylights Savings Time, so we kept her up til 8pm when she normally goes to bed at 7. Let's see if it really works.
Now we're just unwinding from the day. I had so much fun taking Annie out trick-or-treating. I always used to go out every year with my sister and the neighbor kids and everyone's dad. But I haven't gone out since the end of college. I forgot how much fun it is. Halloween is really fun with a baby!