We gathered at about 4:30, got costumed up, and were ready to go the the mall, where it was dry!
But first the formal portrait on the porch: Jill, Isaac and I reprised our costumes from last year. Aunt Jan modified from a great blue heron into a yellow legs shore bird. Irene was the star as, what else... a peacock!
Jill created Irene's costume this year. Irene was thrilled with her mother's handiwork. I was also impressed.
Various shops offered treats. We were there early, but the crowds soon grew. It was fun to see all of the little kids, and quite a few of their parents too, in costume.
Tom kept busy taking photos.
After making the rounds for close to an hour, we went to the food court for dinner.
On the way home we noticed that the rain had stopped! I suggested we go to a neighbor's house for real trick or treating. The kids and I ended up working a couple of blocks, hitting a few friends houses and others in between. Real neighborhood candy begging is the best!
Walking back to the house we met a large group out on the street and encouraged them to come to our house. Jill was busy lighting the jack-o-lanterns. We got the candy and treated our one of only two groups to find our house.
It was a fun Halloween.