Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Treats and more Treats

What a nice day we had to end October. Back to reality in November with cooler temps in the forecast. We started the day out with Bible Study Fellowship. Afterward, in the van we ate the picnic lunch of ham, celery and grapes. Then we dropped Sean off at preschool. They made persimmon pudding today while wearing their baker's aprons.

We went trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. Callie did not solicit candy but a couple of people insisted on giving her some which was nice. It appeared that about one-third or a half of the kids trick-or-treating were her age or older. Sean was like a hunter... out for the big kill. We ran into an old preschool buddy of his from last year and they were excited to see each other. We probably heard "Hi Sean! Hi T.J.!" about 20 times as we kept passing them along the way. Sean was glad to see him since they do not go to school together this year.
Sierra was good at remembering her manners so Sean started letting her go first so he would remember to say thank you when she did. When she would get her candy, she would turn around, eyes real big and walk to me holding her open sack so I could see. It was like she was in disbelief that these people would give her all this candy. We ended the day at Mamaw's. Her tootsie rolls were a big hit with the kids. And the bananas and apples - not that she spoils them or anything.
Sean's not as into sweets and does not like tart candy but Sierra hasn't found any candy she doesn't like yet. I think Sierra has her mommy's sweet tooth. When I was a kid, we would get a dollar for our allowance each week and I would go next door and spend it on candy. I always nickeled and dimed it away (literally back in those days) on things like ring pops, jolly ranchers, candy cigarettes (because they were sweet and only 10 cents a box), sweettarts, etc. I never blew it all in one place like on a candy bar. I wanted to make it last. I'm probably one of the few who still had Halloween candy left by the time Easter rolled around.
Enjoy the pics.