Then it was time for Brooklyn's first time trick-or-treating. She wore the costume from last year... that's right, you read correctly... her costume from last year - when she was only 6 months old. I couldn't believe she still fit in it! But, I was pretty excited that I didn't have to buy her a new costume this year and she still looked amazingly cute!
I got to take her trick-or-treating while Matt stayed home to hand out candy. There were tons of kids out trick-or-treating in our neighborhood this year, too. It was picturesque, really; groups and groups of kids everywhere you looked, wandering our neighborhood streets in costumes, knocking on doors, filling their sacks and buckets with candy, and parents tagging along pushing and pulling strollers and wagons. We tagged along in a small group who was toting a wagon so Brooklyn could ride in it (guess what we are getting her for Christmas this year).
She really picked up on the idea of knocking on the doors, holding up her pumpkin and then receiving candy to carry inside her pumpkin. After just a couple of houses of that, she started pointing to her pumpkin at each door saying, "more". It was pretty cute, and the neighbors just laughed, but I don't think it would be as cute next year - we'll work on saying, "trick-or-trick" next year. :) On a postitive note, she did sweetly say, "thank you" almost every time.
This is Brooklyn's favorite neighbor, Dante, who was dressed up as Jack Sparrow. He is why Brooklyn LOVES dogs.
This was her loot - she made out pretty well for her first time, huh. Of course, only half of it is actually edible to a 1 1/2 year old with only 8 teeth, but Matt and I were looking forward to that. :)
Alright, the question now is this... how long should this candy last???? Should we just let her at it since she "earned" it, and with the idea that this is a once a year kind of splurge? Or should we hide it and break it out once in a while as a treat for her?