the place was dressed to the nines, monster mash blaring out some windows, creepy organ music out others, crowds and candy and costumes, fake spiderwebs stretched across gourd and cabbage filled window boxes, and lots of people manning their beautiful stoops with the smells of their dinner spilling out onto the streets, a glass of red wine in one hand and their candy bowl in the other.
parker got the hang of it pretty quickly but at first was quite reluctant to reach his hand in giant candy bowls and take a piece of candy. i mean, what goes through toddlers' heads? i'm sure he wondered if this was something that routinely takes place--a giant dress up festival with candy for the taking--after he goes to sleep each night. he had his first red tootsie pop, attempting to gnaw on it right through the wrapper when i wasn't looking. he'd been eyeing that very one from the moment it hit the growing pile of candy in his little pumpkin.
afterwards, we grabbed a pizza at upper crust and ate it in the common. a successful night. what's cuter than kids in costume? hope your halloweens were fun!