It's 2:00 p.m., and I just finished the gorilla. Mason hasn't tried the whole thing on, but I can tell it's going to be roomy and long enough to wear for several more Halloweens.
I think mostly everyone is ready for trick or treating tonight. Taylor still hasn't come up with a costume idea. He has vetoed all the ones I've suggested (karate boy, soldier, mummy, etc.). He's on his own now. The rest of the costumes are laid out on my bed with all the accessories.
I love Halloween. I love sitting on my front porch handing out candy. I love trying to figure out who the children are who address me by name. I love trying to figure out what the kids are dressed up as. I love watching the kids squeal in delight when they get a trick and a treat. I love to see the smiles when the children notice their costumes glowing in our blacklight. I love the cool brisk night air. I love the way our quiet neighborhood comes alive. There's so much excitement in the air. I love it all.
Each Halloween we get over 100 visitors. Every boy and girl in town. And every boy and girl just outside of town. And a few teenagers thrown in there. Some dressed up. Some not.
And we might have lucked out with our weather tonight. It's a beautiful, clear day and I hope it continues until 8:30 p.m.
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Amandajean and I are happy to announce the winners of the Candy Corn Contest. I have to say that it was very difficult to pick just two. There were so many wonderful projects submitted. We had several mediums. Yarn. Fabric. Real candy corn. Photography. Just to name a few. The projects were fabulous.
So, without further delay, the winners are Ella Bella Baby and her Candy Corn Dress and Quayandco's Candy Corn Pincushion. We also thought these Amigurumi Candy Corns (by Snippygal) deserved honorable mention. Amandajean has already sent messages to the winners.
Thank you for playing along, friends.
Enjoy your Halloween weekend. I hope it filled tricks and plenty of treats.