i confess: little effort went into preparing for halloween this year. maybe because it didn't feel like halloween with all of the ridiculous weather we have had lately. sure, we bought candy for the trick or treaters and we bought pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. but, sadly the pumpkins never got carved and zero thought was put into costumes.
so, when we got home from work, in a last minute ditch effort to make it feel like halloween, ryan dressed up as a "lighting designer" and decorated the front porch with orange and purple lights, while i dug my old geisha costume out from the back of the closet. (this costume was an $11 find 7 years ago at target on halloween day.) we turned on the "martha stewart living spooky scary sounds for halloween" soundtrack and we munched on candy corn as we passed out candy to the kids in our neighborhood.
in all, we had 170 trick-or-treaters! 170! (yes, we counted.) i must say however, that i was sad to see that a majority of the trick-or-treaters never actually said "trick or treat!" and, i am even more sad to report that fewer of them said "thank you!" how rude.
as it turned out, with just a little bit of umph, we had a pretty great halloween after all!
(sorry that the pictures are so blurry!)