I truly cannot believe that this has been Marin's THIRD Halloween!! Amazing! Granted, the first one was pretty dull for her, she was just 2 months and wrapped in a pea-pod so mommy could take pictures, but nonetheless! I think that this year was the first time Marin understood and became excited about the concept of Haloween and Trick or Treating. She totally knows the word "treat" and "candy", so she just needed to solidify mommy's promises that people were going to be giving it away, by doing the Trick or Treat walk for herself.
I had these grand plans of making Marin a Blue's Clue's Halloween outfit...and time and money kept slipping away, honestly, these past few weeks have been CRAZY busy. So Saturday came and I had no costume...we settled for a store bought princess costume, and Marin was just fine with that. Kris's aunt Marci and her ward were partcipating in a Saturday Trick or Treat around their neighborhood since so many are members, so we drove up to Vancouver, Wa. and partied at their house.
Marin not wanting to have her picture taken.
We were able to stay and play with the cousins for a while, and Marin was able to spend time with Great Grandma! She had a great time and we are so lucky to finally have some family fairly close by so we can get together with them!
Sunday night (REAL Halloween night), Marin helped daddy hand out candy to the trick or treaters that came to our door. I almost think she loved this more than going herself. We had filled her yellow 'Happy Bucket' with the candy, and she hauled that thing all over downstairs. When the doorbell rang she would run to grab the bucket and RUN to the door and hand out candy (in her white onesie, pink tights and pig-tails, SO CUTE!). We ran out of candy in ONE HOUR! Crazy how many kids we had...now we know for next year, and now I know to buy some of the cheap candy too!