The businesses downtown "closed" for a few hours to host some good old fashioned trick or treating fun - during daylight hours!
Can I get a hallelujah?!?!
(I have a decade or more of cold, dark, rainy nights of trick or treating ahead so why rush into this trick or treating thing too fast right? I'm all about a warm, dry and quick start to this new tradition!)
This was a FIRST for both girls and they were pretty excited about the fact that just by saying three magic words - Trick or Treat - someone just hands you candy?
However, once we were parked and they could see the other monsters, cheerleaders and princesses running all around, they were a little apprehensive.
Grace quickly got the drill.
March into business. Say trick or treat. Allow stranger to place candy in pumpkin basket. Say thank you. And off to the next spot.
Charlotte was a bit more apprehensive.
Especially in some of the businesses who were REALLY in the spirit with spooky music, flashing lights and scary costumes.
Grace was quick to reassure her.
Melted my heart.
And soon, they were both running ahead.
Short and sweet...but not short on the sweets!
When I asked Grace if she had fun, she summed it up pretty well.
It was a little bit scary and a little bit fun!
Can't wait for next year!