The One with Trick-or-Treating on Halloween 2012


Friday, November 2, 2012

To say I've been looking forward to trick-or-treating is the understatement of the century. I mean, I've literally been having DREAMS about trick-or-treating at least two times a week since July. I'm weird. I guess I really like candy? So once we got home from Disneyland we rested for a bit. I was practically pacing back and forth waiting for the time to pass. At 5:00 we ate dinner, got Fox dressed in his Buzz costume, watched a little Hocus Pocus, then headed out to take pictures before trick-or-treating.
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Aggghhhh Jane's smile on the right slays me!
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Buzz Lightyear to the rescue! To infinity and beyond!
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At 5:45pm it was still light outside and only a few houses had their porch lights on, but you can bet we went to those that were open for business!
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Jane was an angel baby in her stroller all night. Photobucket
Eventually she fell asleep. Sweet little girl.
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One of the first houses I wanted to go to while it was still light outside is my favorite house in all of South Pasadena.
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I finally got the courage to tell them I love their house and ask them how many commericials and movies their house has been in. The man said, "Oh, probably less than three dozen." THREE DOZEN!?!?! Holy mackerel!
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For my dad: "I have a little bag! I carry it down the street! I knock on someone's door and I shout, "TRICK-OR-TREAT!""
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We would take turns taking Fox up to houses. He was too short to reach the doorbells so we would lift him up so he could press it. He loves pressing doorbells. Sometimes he would say, "Trick-or-treat!" but usually not at the right moment. Sometimes he would say, "Please!". ALL of the time he would say, "Buh bye!" as we were walking away. Take the candy and run! 
We would let him pick his own candy and if suckers were an option that's what he would go for first. If there weren't any suckers he would pick a Hershey's chocolate bar. He licked about 10 suckers along our route and dropped them on the ground. I bet ants are going to town on those suckers!
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Eventually we made our way to my favorite trick-or-treating street in South Pasadena - Milan. There's a lady in our ward who lives on Milan and at church on Sunday I asked her how many trick-or-treaters she usually gets. She said that one year her neighbor counted with a clicker... are you ready for this?.... 1200 TRICK-OR-TREATERS! 1200!!!!!!!!!! That's soooooo many kids. That's soooooo much candy! Crazy crazy. My camera battery died before I could get any pictures of the mayhem that is Milan. Just imagine any Halloween movie with kids running amok and that's what Milan is like. It makes my heart go pitter patter - the epitome of Halloween just a few blocks from my house!
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At 8pm Fox was still going strong, I kid you not, running from house to house. He figured it out - you knock, you get a treat, you put the treat in the Pumpkin pail. So cute. We decided upon our last house and said, "Okay Fox, make it count!" And whatdoyaknow, he got not one but TWO full-sized candy bars at the last house! We ended on a high note!
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Fox's loot that we are now going to divulge one piece at a time. Ahh, the joys of having kids :)

13 comments

  1. Toooooooooo cute!! LOVING the photos!!! Buzz is just AWESOME!!!

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  2. So, so cute! And I love that neighborhood - when we chat someday I'll have to ask you where it is. We have some friends whose home has been the background for many movies and I'm thinking this may be in the same community!

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  3. This was our first Halloween in South Pasadena, and we thought the reality couldn't possibly live up to the hype. Our old neighborhood in Brooklyn was Halloween Central, and we didn't think we'd ever see anything to compare to that. Boy, were we wrong! The houses on Milan were so busy there were lines to get candy, and one house had someone standing out front with a clicker to count the number of kids. What an awesome night it was for the whole family!

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  4. I'm laughing out loud at this one, Pailge. I can't believe how much you love Halloween. Now I know why we were so compelled to rent your apartment: So you could be close to the most awesome Halloween houses in the entire LA area! I'm glad you had so much fun.

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  5. Cutest Buzz ever and you live in such a beautiful neighborhood. Gorgeous homes!

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  6. Are you sure youn're not gonna be the one eating all that?? :) j/k

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  7. So cute ! I want to do halloween since I was a little girl !!! But we don't do it in France! When I will go visiting the United states it will be for halloween time, for my 2 babies!!

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  8. How fun!!! Again, I'm SUPER jealous I didn't get to take Hattie out for her first "real" Halloween. *sigh* But there's next year! (When she can actually walk... ;-) ), and I'll have a six month old as well! LOL. That'll be fun ;-)

    And glad you got to talk to the cool-house people! How fun! :-)

    Jane looked adorable, and Fox is totally the cutest Buzz EVER! :-D

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  10. I love love love these pics! LOVE the pic of Jane smiling!! SO precious! And those pics of "Buzz"---ADORABLE! I love that he went for suckers as his candy pick! Toooo cute:)

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  11. It sure was fun trick or treating with you guys!

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  12. I just love looking at your blog. The pictures are so fun. I cannot believe how many trick or treaters at that one house. Y'all are so stinking adorable!!

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  13. So adorable! I can't wait to go trick or treating with my kids! So fun.

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