Thursday, November 1, 2012
Last night, Erin and I celebrated a perfect Halloween with our sweet little guys. Our four boys were over the moon excited for tricks or treats!!! After a quick dinner, we headed out with Nik and the little men. The weather was perfect - no rain and warm enough for only sweatshirts. We giggled like mad, conquered the boys' fears of the really scary house down the street, and perhaps the grown-ups helped lighten the boys' heavy candy bags.... just a little. At one point, my youngest peeked down the street and said, "Mom, there are deer over there." Our neighborhood is definitely in the city. We were only a block from a very busy road. I assumed that he saw a lawn deer or a strange costume in the distance or something. Nope, the kid had really spied two full grown deer, a doe and a buck. My family has lived in this neighborhood for 12 years and never seen a single deer. It was pretty incredible to watch them trot down the pavement and hop over fences with grace and ease. It made our whole night extra special.
After trick-or-treating, Erin and I spent some time with the boys helping my hubby hand out candy and visiting with some awesome neighbors who stopped by. It was really a fun, festive, cancer-free evening. We need more days like that.