The tradition started out with my friend asking if we would like to join her family over at her sister's house to go trick or treating with them. My husband was skeptical the first year, but quickly made it a must do every year since. We have so much fun and look forward to going over to Aunt YoYo's (what the kids call their aunt) hanging out, eating pizza having a couple beers and going trick or treating.
This year was different for a couple reasons....
First was our friend's husband...my husband's beer buddy...would not be joining us. Turns out his sister's husband was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago and passed away last week. The wake was Friday and the funeral was Saturday. He flew down to attend everything and stayed to take his nephews trick or treating. All I have to say is cancer sucks and has left 3 children without a father. Just heartbreaking. =(
Second reason was Ian asked me if he could stay home and go trick or treating with his friend (who lives around the corner). I knew it was going to happen sooner or later and made arrangements for him to go with his friend. He was super excited.
With those differences Halloween still went off without a hitch. Before we took Ian over to his friend's, I took pictures of
So this year was a bit different than last year. Still fun, but a little different. After Ian got home last night, I realized that I have lost him to trick or treating with his friend from now on. He came home with SOOOOO much candy that I have no idea how it is going to be gone by next Halloween.