The Sweetest Night of the Year

We had a very excited dragon at our house!
Jed refused to wear the hood I made, but it was just as well.  It was 65*!
See the full costume from last year HERE

We were eating dinner when the first two spooks of the evening knocked on our door.  Bron brought out the bowl of candy and gave them each a few pieces.  Then he turned to Jed and said, "See?  They're wearing costumes and they get candy!"

That's when it clicked.

Jed raced across the house and couldn't get on his costume fast enough.  He was sooo excited!!!  He was all smiles.  So we left dinner on the table and all hurried to get ready.  Our first stop was the neighbor's house, of course.

They did open the door and Jed was showered with candy!

Then we hit up the Trunk-or-Treat at the park followed by another Trunk-or-Treat at the church just two blocks away.  Jed held my hand and excitedly smiled up at me over and over.  He even did a few jumps.  Jed loved just being able to lift up his pumpkin bucket and have it filled with pieces of candy.  How cool!  He even said so himself.  Jed was so cute he worked the system and was able to do a little double dipping.  Then we finished by visiting a few houses in our neighborhood before calling it a night.  

This was the first year that Jed actually understood the concept of Trick-or-Treating.  I haven't had that much fun with Jed in a long time!  I don't know what it is about Halloween, but I get overly excited and giddy--just like a kid.  I want to run from house to house !  But then I remember that I'm an adult; I can buy all the candy I want.  So just what is it that makes me so excited?  Halloween (just like Christmas) is magical somehow.  And now I get to share that excitement with my children... and give Jed a couple pieces of candy everyday from now until February.  Tonight was kind of a special night for me.  I'll never forget the looks of pure delight on his face.  Jed's happiness makes me happy.



  1. We're still alive! It's just that your family is so cute you leave us speechless! =)

  2. I'm here!! Sorry for the radio silence! But I've read EVERY post I promise ;) And Jed is one stinkin cute dragon!!

  3. I read every post! I just happen to read it from my phone and many a time it is too much of a pain trying to write a comment and I always think I'll get on the computer and do it... but then never do!
    Thats great that his costume still fits from last year! You put so much work into it that it would be sad if he had out grown it

  4. Yay! You got the animated image to work. Isn't Halloween so much more fun as a mom? I love it.

  5. I can't believe Jed can wear the same costume from last year! I completely agree with you about seeing things through your children's eyes makes EVERYTHING more fun!

  6. Ok, you totally outdid me for halloween. ha you are so creative! SO CUTE!- sorry so behind in the blog world, just catching up!


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