Monday, October 31, 2011

For this is Halloween, BOO!

Happy Halloween!  My favorite non-religious holiday is here!!  I love passing out candy to children.  I love the costumes.  I love making chili on Halloween in the crock pot.  I love pumpkins and pumpkin patches.  I love Halloween lights; mine are purple this year.  I love Harry Potter, in part, because they really know the meaning of Halloween in the book; how I would love to host a Halloween party that rivals Hogwarts!  Maybe someday.  My dad, a CPA named Bob, loves Halloween and passed his love of this wonderful holiday on to his children.  Thanks, Dad.

CAA grew up in a family of performers and has a Finnish mother.  She was horrified at the thought of American children going door to door begging for candy.  Did CAA's family go to strange doors and beg for candy by simply saying "Trick or Treat?"


They sang a song.  It goes like this.

Witches Flying Through the Sky
On their Broomsticks, way up high.
Ghosts and Goblins, everywhere
For this is Halloween

I love the song.

And today, every one of my children has sung the song to me without my asking them to.
  Even 15 year old, Charlie.
I am one happy Mom.  :)

Just for your enjoyment, some pics of my favorite Trick or Treaters.

The Holidays have begun!!


  1. We taught Addie that same song just a couple of days ago! Let the tradition live on :)

  2. super cute! love the costumes!!

  3. Cute costumes! I cant believe how big your kids have all gotten!! They are so cute. I love hearing your fun stories!