It ended up pouring rain during the trick or treat time, but that didn't stop 162 brave souls from stopping by for some treats. My daughters went out with friends while I stayed home to pass out treats at our house. Someone always has to stay at home to pass out the candy, right? It's our first year in this house and I can't wait to see how many children come next year. If 162 come in the rain, I can only imagine how many will be there in better weather.
I was delighted to see so many children with excellent manners last night. In particular, the older middle school and high school aged trick or treat visitors displayed the best manners of all, saying please and thank you and engaging in conversation.
This year, Natalia and Alexia had fun choosing their costumes. Natalia is a voodoo doll and Alexia is Elmo. They were even more thrilled that they were able to wear their costumes to school! I'm so glad that they love Halloween as much as I do. Last year, they wore matching costumes and are already planning next year's Halloween costumes. They plan to match or wear some kind of group costume. I love it that they are not only twins, but also best friends!
I couldn't resist getting into the game this Halloween! I dressed as a Catrina, Mexico's elegant and refined skeleton lady! The Catrina is a satirical figure seen in the murals of many famous Mexican artists including Jose Guadalupe Posada and Diego Rivera.