Today was a perfect day for Halloween! It reached 70 degrees today, so it was warm enough for the kids to wear their costumes without a coat and hat. (There's nothing worse than being forced to wear a coat and hat with your Halloween costume!)
Margot, Portia and I took a walk around the neighborhood just before dusk and Margot excitedly identified all of the pumpkins ('punkies'). Then we sat on the front steps and waited for the kids to arrive. Min was delighted to drop one KitKat into each child's bucket and crow, "TrickTreat!"
We read books in-between groups of children ("Five Little Pumpkins," "Corduroy," and "Goodnight Moon" which, by the way, is her absolute favorite book right now.) I know it sounds hokey, but it was a really nice night.