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we truly lucked out this halloween. it was a balmy 65 degrees! so instead of having to layer under, or cover over their costumes, they could just put them on as is. they were a butterfly and darth vader this year. kellen had settled on his choice months ago so i picked that up first chance i could. casey was undecided between a white kitty and a butterfly, finally settling on a butterfly. the forecast was threat of rain by 5pm so we dressed a bit earlier than normal, went to my mom's house first, then home to walk a loop around our block. casey RAN from house to house, kellen following behind her. they both get tongue tied at each house, forgetting what exactly it was they were supposed to say. kellen was so thrilled to run around with his light saber he practically glowed. and as an extra treat, daddy loaded darth vader's theme song on his ipod and played it from his pocket as we walked house to house. it was quite cool.
kellen was just as excited to hand out candy as he was to get candy. he sat on our stoop (which he completely decorated himself today with paper ghosts, spiders, and pumpkins) waiting and waiting for anyone to come. finally we got a few kids and his night was complete.
they both fell right asleep after crashing from a major sugar buzz.
it was a happy halloween indeed.