Matthew had a blast this holloween trick or treating and answering the door. His outfit is adorable and thank you to Moma Lynn who created the outfit for him. There’s photos here and a few more in the galleries.

Here Matthew is showing his Native American Indian warrior pose. Don’t ask us where he learned it.

I came home from work a little early so we can do some trick or treating before the sunset. Our first stop at our neighbor Steve. He opens the door and after a short while, Matthew walks in and makes himself at home! Steve kindly showed Matthew his aquarium with colorful fish swimming around.

After one more stop, we realized that it is entirely too early to trick or treat, so we went for a short walk and visited my parents in the next court. My mother was bursting with excitement. First she wanted her camera. I told her I already took some pictures. Next she wanted to wake up my dad from his nap. Moments later she was asking for her camera again. Then she wanted all my brothers to see Matthew, but she didn’t know what they were doing. And finally she wanted to show Matthew to her coworkers at Cindy’s house.  grrr

Next we went next door to John and experienced his haunted front door, with bats and scary things hanging from the roof. After a short time at their front door chatting, Matthew decided to go inside and check things out. John and his wife are grandparents that have a little room with toys. She led Matthew to the toy room and generously gave him a firetruck.

Another house had a little dog that came out and licked Matthews face, he giggled. Another house had a bag full of goodies with sees candies, and a candle from Illuminations! Another house had a party going on inside. The people that happened to be at the door the same time as I, entered the house and joined the party!

Back at home, we were giving out some Endangered Species chocolate from Whole Foods. The chocolate is fair traded, sustainably grown without choping down rain forest. A portion of the profits (10%) are given to protect endangered species. The chocolate has excellent flavor and it was reasonably priced. We’ll probably buy more of it next year. We were giving those out slowly, but we also had a large bag of Costco chocolate. So we picked up the pace and started giving out handfulls. But then an hour later we realized that we were running out of chocolate. So we put Matthews candy in the bowl and started giving that out! Besides, he doesn’t need that chocolate when we almost always have much better chocolate in the house.

After a short time, Jenn looked for something more to give out. She found some packets of Swiss Miss hot chocolate. We were giving out several packets at a time. I was very skeptical that people would want it. But by that time (8:30pm) most of the trick or treaters were teenagers walking around. It was cold that night so they loved the idea of hot chocolate. One teenager, obviously chilly, said she was going to make some when she returned home!

Matthew loved answering the door. He would run to the door when someone knocked. He wanted all of us to come to the door. Even with with Jenn answering the door, if he didn’t see me coming he would stop and yell for me until I followed! While at the door he would enoy watching the kids and say bye in his own loud way as they left.



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