If I had to choose, I'd say October is my favorite month. I LOVE the weather and Halloween is my favorite holiday. I have always loved dressing up and the idea of trick-or-treating is so old-fashioned and fun to me. As a kid, it was the only time we were allowed outside after dark to roam around the neighborhood by ourselves. I loved coming home and counting and sorting (and eating) my candy while watching It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Last year we went to this really amazing Halloween party. The entire house was insanely decorated and they had a haunted trail in their backyard. I do not enjoy being scared, although I did work in a few haunted houses in high school (I guess I can dish it out but can't take it), but I like all of what Halloween is about. I hope to one day have an annual Halloween party as grand as the one we went to last year, but I think I need a few more years to accumulate stuff, more money, and older children.
I'm excited about what Halloween will be like up here. There is a neighborhood where most of the seminarians live called the Woodlands with lots of houses and duplexes and apparently everyone goes there to trick-or-treat. *A* can't make up her mind about what she wants to be. We had this same problem last year. She loves to look at the costumes in various catalogs and I think that's choice overload for her so she gives up. I'm trying to convince her we need to be something as a family. She has a Cinderella costume so we could all be characters from that story, but my favorite idea is for all of us to be Wizard of Oz people. She could be a blond Dorothy, I could be a witch, daddy could be the scarecrow and (H) could be a munchkin! Can't you just see him as one of the lollipop guild with his hair parted and his suspenders?! HA! *A*'s not convinced yet, and I've only got a few more weeks to work on her.
We got our few Halloween decorations down from the attic and decorated the house yesterday and the kids immediately started "playing" Trick-or-Treat. I was instructed to stand at the door and hand out rocks as candy while they rang the doorbell and shouted "tick-or-teat". Once they got tired of this game (or rather Mommy did), they had a marathon sliding event...
Too fun! What do you like about October?