Oh what fun it was trick o’ treating with Caden this year. Dan’s sister Jenny, her husband Vern & daughter Lilly as well as Dan’s other brother Chris, came over from Seattle. Caden was very excited to have a houseful of guests! We started our evening at the miniature train. Caden loves that thing, and I think if we let him he would ride it for hours! He’s very dramatic, and each time it stops to change tracks he panics and says, “oh, no’. Quite funny! Half way through trick o’ treating Dan and I realized we should have had the video camera. Except it was dark so it probably wouldn’t have done much good anyway. The first couple houses we went to Caden would whisper “trick o’ treat” and “thank you” but by the the third or fourth house he had it down and by the end of the night he was yelling “trick o’ treat” and “thank you”. He was so cute, he couldn’t get in and out of the wagon fast enough, and would say, “hurry, lets go to the next house”. His costume was a “dragon” part of the night and then somewhere it switched to a “dinosaur” – silly kid! He loved having cousin Lilly with him and was dragging her in an out of the wagon as fast as he could. He totally understood the more houses you go to the more candy you get. He would also tell people, “thank you, shut your door and lock it”. Too silly! We were waiting for him to invite himself into several of the houses, he definitely was not shy.
He was very excited the few houses that didn’t have steps on their front porch, it meant he could get up to the door that much quicker, and not need an extra hand from one of the adults :0) If there were several kids at the door he would tell Lilly, “Lilly, we need to wait our turn”.
He was also excited to be out in the dark with the street lights on. The rule is, street lights on, time to go inside. He thought it was very neat to be outside in the dark, and to see the stars. At bedtime tonight, 3 hours later then usual, he told me, “Mom, lets do Halloween again, that’s fun to say, “trick o’treat, and thank you” …. 364 more days buddy!