I can't wait to take Ella trick-or-treating tonight. This will be the first year where she gets the concept (kinda sorta). Last Friday she got to have a trial run. There was a little Halloween parade in our town where the kids went trick-or-treating at some of the local shops, and then the parade ended at a park where "Amazing Andy" the magician put on a show for the kids.
Ella was a little unsure of this whole parade concept - think major meltdown just as it was about to begin - until she realized she was getting candy. And let me tell you, this little girl is a sneaky one. Somehow she knew that if she waited until after the parade, I would probably only give her one piece of candy and make her save the rest for later (which really means "save the rest for mom to eat while you are napping"). So she made me give her candy after each trick-or-treating stop, knowing that I would give in because I didn't want her to have a meltdown in the middle of the parade route. Why do two-year olds have to be so smart?
Here's my little bumblebee trick-or-treating:
Stopping for a candy break (I believe she's working on a mini Crunch bar here):
Ella thought the magician was HILARIOUS. I have so many pictures of her laughing and smiling (I'm sure the Tootsie Pop had something to do with that as well). I think I might just hire this guy to come perform at my house whenever I want Ella to actually smile for a photo, since none of my other tricks seem to be working these days.
I hope everybody has fun tonight!