Halloween has become one of my favorite holidays of the year. The past two years have been very special because they've been the first that we haven't had to travel to an exciting part of town to find trick-or-treating or festivities. Now the fun is in our neighborhood and it makes the whole experience that much sweeter. Last year our neighborhood hosted hundreds of trick-or-treaters. Our street is a great mix of older couples and young families. All of which get in on the fun, decorate, and play candy host to dozens of costumed-kiddos at a time.
Even beyond the fun, dressing up, and candy, I love the communal spirit of Halloween. The community literally open their doors, greet happy children, and share treats and good will. Last year we ran into school kids we knew, parents we pass in the car-rider lines, neighbors we wave at but haven't spoken too much, and before we knew it our patio was filled with our local community of friends and fellow parents.
This weekend we are prepping for Halloween fun by carving pumpkins, watching lots of Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin, and just snuggling in and awaiting what feels like the first official greeting of autumn.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!