Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween isn't so bad ...

So, it turns out that Clementine is a fan of Halloween. Shocker! Man, we had so much fun yesterday! It's been a long time since I trick-or-treated, obviously, and I think it isn't what it used to be. So many houses did not participate! It seems like when I was a kid, every single house had a pumpkin on the porch and was open for business. Not so these days, but still, we had a wonderful time, and Clementine caught on quick! Here she is at her very first porch, getting her first treat ever, and from Ginny Weasely no less!

Yes, she was Superman.


We figure next year the years of fairy princesses will begin, so why not? Plus which, we needed a simple costume involving no head pieces to be yanked off. She was not the only Superman in town. Yesterday morning, Portland Children's Museum was the safest place in the Universe:

Clementine has not had a lot of chocolate in her life, but the few times she has tasted it, her little hands started frantically making the sign language for "MORE! MORE!" She is a fan. Yesterday, while trick-or-treating, she had a wrapped Kit Kat in her hands, and we didn't notice she had gnawed through the wrapper and was happily devouring herself some Kit Kat! And maybe a little wrapper too. When I tried to take it away to roll the wrapper down so she could actually have it, her one Halloween treat (no, not a whole Kit Kat!), she made feral animal sounds and bit my hand off at the wrist. Hee hee. Here, Kit Kat evidence in hand:

Sigh. So fun :-)



Meanwhile, making plans for Clementine's first international travel, upcoming, which just might involve a camel ride ... And maybe, if we're verrrrry lucky, a magic carpet or two!

8 comments:

tone almhjell said...

Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's the cutest Clementine in the world <3.

Poor Magnus didn't get to go trick or treating. It's not a big thing in Norway, and besides, he has a virus house guest in his upper resp. system. AND he can't have chocolate because of the milk thing. Sigh. I'm sure there's no milk in the wrappers, though. Maybe next year.

Amber said...

"Yesterday morning, Portland Children's Museum was the safest place in the Universe:"--

hahaha! Cute

:)

Lisa Schroeder said...

Oh, that picture of all the little Supermans at the Children's museum is the best!! I miss those days of hanging out with wee ones. Isn't it just SO fun??

Let me just tell you right now - teaching a teenager to drive? Not fun at all.

Crystal Cook said...

FUN! Darling pictures. :) What a cute little Superman.

Colene Murphy said...

She is so freaking adorbs its INSANE! Gosh. Great pictures!

We were only one of a couple houses on our whole street with the light on and pumpkins lit! It was very sad, honestly. So few trick-or-treaters. What is up with this?

Indigo said...

Clementine is so freaking cute!

No one trick or treats in our neighborhood. Strangest thing for the suburbs. My daughter's neighborhood is in a little hamlet in PA. She gets hoards of trick or treaters. Before nights end she went through an entire washtub full of candy. Loads of fun. Still I miss the days she was Clementine's age. (Hugs)Indigo

ChristyG said...

Ah, so sweet! My little 14-month-old son Keaton also gnawed right through a mini Kit Kat - we had to fish a huge chunk of wrapper out of his mouth. Clementine is adorable as Superman - love it!

tinker said...

Wow, the Portland Children's Museum has the best security team! So-o-o cute!
We were all lit up and waiting, but other than grandgirls (a Ghostbuster, a flapper and the littlest grandpumpkin was appropriately, a pumpkin), we had NO trick-or-treaters, this year. Zero. Zip. Nada one.
Their loss. More chocolate for me, mwa-ha-ha...oh wait, maybe that's not such a good thing, ahem...