Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halloween 2009

Since the beginning of time, or at least the beginning of our relationship, Daniel and I have had some pretty crappy Halloween experiences.

What? You want to hear all about them? Alright, alright. Calm down. You guys sure are persistent. :)

Titus Halloween Experiences:

2005- We were engaged and this was the first Halloween we spent together. We were super excited about handing out candy to the kids in the neighborhood. Since I was not yet living in Daniel's duplex (due to the whole fact that we weren't married), Daniel supplied the candy. Neither one of us were aware as to how many kids lived in that neighborhood, so we ran out of candy within the first half hour. It was quite depressing. Daniel refers to it as the year that he ruined Halloween. He actually took it pretty seriously. He spent the rest of the evening sulking and watching Nightmare Before Christmas.

2006- This was our first Halloween as a married couple. We had a clean slate with the whole Halloween thing. We were living in a new house in a new neighborhood and none of the kids knew about our lack of candy from last year. We stocked up and had candy coming out of our ears. At this point we were on our eleventh month of marriage and had found out two weeks earlier that we were pregnant with our first baby. That evening I had a miscarriage.

2007- We live across the street from a mega church. Every year they have a massive fall festival type thing (thousands of people come to this) and this particular year they held it on Halloween. We enjoy the festival and we even attended it that year (since it was Zachariah's first Halloween. He was 7 weeks old), but we came home early and anxiously waited on trick or treaters to come knocking on our door. But they never came. The dang event stole all of our trick or treaters.

2008- I am honestly not sure if anything depressing happened this year. But nothing exciting happened either. Z wasn't old enough to trick or treat yet so it was just kind of boring.

And that brings us to this year...
2009- Zachariah is two and old enough to trick or treat! We had plans to go to a birthday party and then trick or treating with friends. We were so excited!!! Since we were not going to be home, we had 20 pounds of candy sitting outside of our front door in a cauldron. (We take this candy thing seriously)

Our plan was to leave for the party/ trick or treating after Z woke up from his nap. He woke up with a 102.4 degree fever. We canceled our plans and stayed home. Zachariah was about as pitiful as he could be. He was one of two places all afternoon.

He was either laying on the floor of the kitchen while I fixed dinner...

Or he was on the couch watching The Incredibles while trick or treaters came knocking on our door. His fever was in between 101.4 to 103.2 all afternoon and evening. This morning when he woke up it was down to 100.4. So hopefully we will be fever free at some point today.

Needless to say, this wasn't quite the Halloween that we were expecting, but with our track record we weren't very surprised. Ah well. We will just have to try again next year! :)


Amanda said...

wow, so in '05 you pulled a "turn out the lights" thing, eh? nice childhood memories. Mom used to tell us if kids came to the door and we answered it, we'de have to give up all the candy we just got, lol. ahhh, the simpler times.

Wren said...

Wow, that's just downright depressing! I hope next year works out better for ya'll!