Eve’s Halloween (aka Halloween 2009)

This was a funny Halloween.  It was a beautiful day, high 60s and breezy.  We spent the morning doing my stuff (WW meeting, exercise, etc).  Eve happily joined me while Lex stayed home with Alan and had a slow morning.  He was still running a fever and not feeling great.  At nap time he eagerly went to sleep (rare for him!) and she fell asleep with vision of candy dancing in her head.  Lex woke up even more feverish and was happy to stay home with Alan while Eve and I went to the local “mall” for indoor trick-or-treating.  I’ve never gone but I have friends who go every year and love it.  This year it was packed because the forecast called for a rainy evening.  Eve was SUPER excited all the way until we were standing in front of the first person handing out candy…. then she clung to the back of my leg like glue!  When we finally moved away from the poor candy-handing-out lady Eve let go of her death grip and started looking around.  She had a great time looking at people and wandering around, but refused to say “trick-or-treat” to anyone and usually hid her head whenever we got near someone handing out candy.  She is such a funny girl.  A few people put candy in her pumpkin anyway so we ended up with about ten pieces of candy, which she happily shared with the family when we got home.  By the time we left the mall it was raining pretty hard, so we went home (after a quick stop at the grocery store to get more medicine for Lex and lots of oohs and ahhs for Eve).

Lex fell asleep on the couch and is in pretty miserable shape.  I took his temp tonight and it was 103.6.  I don’t normally take temps because I can tell if they have a fevers or not without the thermometer and I don’t see much need to know the precise number, but tonight he felt SO hot.  I spoke with the pedi on call and she said to keep doing what we’re doing.  I’m hoping this is just one of his normal fever spells (they seem to come every 6 months or so and the timing is about right) and not some scary flu thing.

Eve, on the other hand, is on a sugar high from the lollipop she ate and she’s bouncing like  a crazy person!  I’ve been back up there three times already to find her in various states of disarray (and disrobed!)  The first time she took her cloth diaper off and took the whole thing apart! This most recent time I found her in the bathroom, naked, saying she wants different PJs.  Sigh.  H0pefully she’ll pass out soon :)  I think she came home with just the right amount of candy.  We all got a few bits and there isn’t a huge bowlful left over.  What is leftover though is the candy we bought!  With the heavy rains only the hardiest (and most foolish, in my opinion) were out and about, so we have lots of leftover stuff.  Hmm… now to find something creative to do with it… or maybe now it’s time to go to bed.  Yeah, I think that’s it.

Sleeping Beauty has a quick Skittles snack to energize for the big night.

Sleeping Beauty has a quick Skittles snack to energize for the big night.

There's our little pink pumpkin princess.  Doesn't Lex look sad in the background?  He was happy not to go out though, really he was.

There's our little pink pumpkin princess. Doesn't Lex look sad in the background? He was happy not to go out though, really he was. (and yes, she is a New England Sleeping Beauty, turtle neck, tights, socks and all!)

I suspect this chariot is unbefitting of a princess :) She was actually confused as to why we were getting in the car to go trick-or-treating.

I suspect this chariot is not befitting of a princess :) She was actually confused as to why we were getting in the car to go trick-or-treating.

An action shot at the mall

An action shot at the mall

Eve made a beeline for the first empty bench she saw and announced it time to eat some candy.  She was apparently eager to eat that lollipop.  Her first ever tootsie-pop, I believe.

Eve made a beeline for the first empty bench she saw and announced it time to eat some candy. She was apparently eager to eat that lollipop. Her first ever tootsie-pop, I believe.

Everyone surveys Eve's haul.  The best part was, everyone was happy with it!!  (except me who was a little disappointed not to have to "save" Eve from any tasty Reece's Peanut Butter cups.  Oh well!)

Everyone surveys Eve's haul. The best part was, everyone was happy with it!! (except me who was a little disappointed not to have to "save" Eve from any tasty Reece's Peanut Butter cups. Oh well!)

2 thoughts on “Eve’s Halloween (aka Halloween 2009)

  1. Cute!
    I put a note on my students’ weekend homework that says ‘don’t forget that Reeses are bad for children and good for teachers’ … We’ll see what tomorrow brings! I’ll send some your way if I get overloaded. :)

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