Jeff and I had so much fun this year, celebrating Halloween with our little kiddos. John just smiled the day away, as always (so thankful for that boy--he is such a joy and so easy!), and Jak was really into the Trick-or-Treating once he understood that when you said it--or something that sounded somewhat like it--you got treats in your bucket!
We went over to my sister's house early in the afternoon, to visit with Steve who is home on leave from Afghanistan. Thier neighborhod held a party so that everyone could see him because my sister banished everyone from visiting or calling while he's home. I don't blame her. I mean, they have a lot of reconnecting to do, especially as he gets acquainted with his new daughter whom he met for the first time as he got off the airplane!
So, we went and had a garbage can turkey (ever have one of those? It's completely cooked in a metal garbage can--a clean one, of course!), which was delicious, and some other yummy goodies. Then it was time to get the kids in their costumes and off we went! John ended up falling asleep on my Mom's lap for a while, so we took Jak alone. He was a bit confuesed at first, but it didn't take long for the concept to take hold.
After each house put a treat in his bucket, he'd shout, "Mo' teets!" The treat givers got a real kick out of that. :) We ended up doing the entire street, minus the cul-de-sac. That's around 25 houses for those little frog legs! By the end, he was walking...real...slow...and once we got back to Tracy's he lost it. We did what any normal parents would do in a situation like that. We gave him some mo' teets!
He got a second wind shortly after and started wrestling a bit with Daddy. When we finally packed up and got ready to leave, he was in a zombie-ish state, and we called it a night. A really fun night.