Halloween - The Real Day

11/04/2009 10:46:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »
I'll bet you didn't know that Little Red Riding Hood actually rode her horse through the woods and didn't walk to grandma's house like the story says, did you? We'll my Little Red did.
On Halloween we headed to Gig Harbor, a beautiful little town just south of us on the peninsula, to once again join in the madness that has become the Gig Harbor Downtown Trick-or-Treating. All the shops and business opened up on Saturday to gave out candy (or tooth brushes by the local dentist.) As you can see it's the place to see and be seen in our little part of the world.
They closed the streets down this year but as you can see some people didn't get the memo.
But what a beautiful day it turned out to be. We even trick-or-treated at a couple of the boats in the marina.
And of course my Lexie just jumped right into the middle of it. No fear and she just loved the crowds. Go figure!
As you can see a LOT of the adults got in to the act as well.
And some adults should NOT have. I couldn't help myself. This woman was actually out with her son who looked to be about 11-12 years old. Yeeek!!

Now this family had the right idea. There were several girls dressed up as frontiers and the two dads were the "horses" pulling the covered wagon. Too cute (not as cute as the Morning-Star Wars crew though!)

And this shop owner as Mrs. Doubtfire was a hoot. He stayed in character the whole hour and a half Lexie and I where there. I know since Lexie went by him twice!
Then we were off to the mall for a little more safe trick-or-treating. I just wasn't going to take a chance on Lexie door knocking and having some teenager wearing a mask scare her too death. My poor niece Brooke didn't go out for a couple of years after her first encounter with a masked man!
Lexie had fun and I got to duck into a store for a quick purchase! Now that's my kind of trick-or-shopping!
Next we went to a local church festival for some fun and games which Lexie really got in to and she got help from a lot of the seniors putting on the games. So sweet!
Lastly we headed home about 8pm to give out a little candy and tuck Little Red into bed. I have to say this was a long WEEK of Halloween and I'm glad I'll have a year to rest up for the next one!
Happy Halloween to everyone.