We met my sister Jennifer's family at their neighborhood pool and ran around and
Hanging out with Grandeb
My awesome Halloween shirt!
I was so proud of this find!
Last year! So teeny!
The constable came and started the "parade" and we were off!
Getting in the wagon with Jill!
Sweet Minnie Mouse
We came up to a few people on the street for our first candy-getting experience. Jay didn't even have to get out of the wagon for the first one. He wasn't sure what was going on, but was THRILLED when someone put things in his PUNKEE (although he had no clue what candy was!).
Then we came to our first house where we had to walk up the sidewalk to the door. The people were actually outside which was great. Jay had NO FEAR. He just walked right up like he had done it before! So sweet! We even recorded the whole event in video- except
Meanwhile he stopped for a wagon ride during the long stretch of no-houses. He had his "punkee" with some candy, his football, a pap-pap in each hand, and one in his mouth... He quickly was OVER riding and wanted to walk the rest of the way! He was a trooper!
Checking out his loot!
Silly pap pap 1
Silly pap pap 2
It took him ONE house to get the hang of the whole "walk up, knock, wait, get something, walk away" thing.... He followed his VERY good leader/teacher Jill and learned quickly... Sidenote (this will help understand the following story)- when anyone walks out of a room Jay yells "come-uh" after you and follows meaning, "I'm coming!" When Jay wants you to follow or come with him when HE walks out of a room he yells, "Come Ahn" (sounds like come on). It's one of my favorite things ever! ....
Anyway, the first house he watched Jill knock, then he knocked. Then we told him to wait patiently because the people inside were coming. Well, at the next house he walked up to the door, knocked, and then SCREAMED, "COME AHN!!!!" Oh my gosh, I seriously almost wet my pants from laughing so hard. It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen- totally unprompted! I LOVE that kid!!! He continued to do it at each house after that one... Thank GOODNESS no one actually heard him from behind the door! But we all did!
Jill was tired of wearing shoes and tired of riding... I love it!
This picture is so dark, but Jay is actually knocking! So cute!!!
Walking with Grandeb!
Seriously, the night was a HUGE success! I'm so impressed that Jay did so well, picked it up so quickly, and wasn't shy at all! What a gem!
Happy Halloween to all!!