Halloween was, without a doubt, fun and interesting. And by far my most favorite holiday thus far. Last year Vivi was too small to comprehend anything, but this year she was able to participate in the festivities. It was an absolute JOY to see her eyes light up with delight and wonder when we put on her costume.
Ladies, let me introduce to you... Our little bumble bee:
We lucked out with warm weather and only a slight drizzle. It helped with the mood of the holiday! Initially Aviv refused to walk up to any door - she would get close, and then turn around and walk the other direction. If we tried to carry her, she would scream. And who wants to be the parent who brings a screaming toddler to someone's door and forces them to trick or treat? So we let her explore and walk along the sidewalk.
In this photo she is actually running away from us in the other direction
When she did eventually agree to go to a door and realized someone gives her a treat, she was ALL FOR IT! From that moment she was game to knock on every door she came across. That's our girl :)
We even trick or treated at the "white house" - a huge house that sits on top of this hill and is so big it probably has a helicopter pad on the roof. A teen opened the door and have us twinkies.
Next to their gate
This is about 1/10th of the house:
LONG frickin' driveway!
Not the "white house" door, but another home. I love how Vivi is looking around. Please forgive the photos qualities - I took these with no flash at dusk
Aviv checking the loot at home
Tasting the wrapping
Oh - its worth mentioning that we trick or treated at Eddie Murphy's house. This is a house he's been trying to sell for 30 million for a couple of years now, and just reduced to 15 million (LOL, totally within our price range now *wink*). Eddie Murphy's brother was there, handing our huge sized snickers and reese's peanut butter packages. After oohing and ahhing over Aviv, he offered her the box and then laughed his ass off when my monkey plunged both hands in and grabbed quite a bit of the treasure! We had to intervene and explain to her she can only take one. He was really nice ;-)