We had a wonderful Halloween and the kids looked cute as ever. Nicholas was a Ninja and Rachel was Minnie Mouse.
Rachel didn't seem to remember much about Halloween from last year so it all seemed kind of new to her this year. We had a few visitors to our house before we went out to do our own trick-or-treating. We explained to Rachel that she was supposed to give the piece of candy to the little boy. She did it but I don't think she really understood why she was giving such a yummy treat to this kid at our house.
However, once we got out and she did a little trick-or-treating of her own, she quickly caught on when she realized that there was candy loot in it for her. She was bold and felt fine going up to doors on her own even if Nicholas wasn't right beside her. She knew her lines,"Trick-or-Treat" and "Thank You" perfectly.
We went trick-or-treating with a really sweet friend of Nicholas' and her mom. It was a lot of fun and I loved that Nicholas realized that they were both dressed in a Japanese theme since he was a Ninja and she was a Geisha. They have a big crush on each other and it is just so cute to watch them together!
Everyone came home with a fine collection of sugary treats.
But I particularly loved these silly glasses that they both got at one of the houses. Rachel really looked funny in them!
Of course, they nibbled on some goodies before getting a good tooth brushing. A few more pieces may have mysteriously disappeared during the night.
We also had some fun experiments with some of the leftover candy. Check out my post at Quirky Momma on Science Experiments with Candy.