And now for what you've all been waiting for: adorable pictures of my kids and house from tonight. Fresh from the camera to your screen.
Here is Nathan as Wags the Dog.
And here is Alex as Captain Feathersword. He had a drive-thru uniform but decided to stick with his Feathersword costume.
As I mentioned previously, we did up the front of our house as a drive-thru. We got a lot of compliments from the kids. I heard a lot of "awesome" and "cool" and my sarcasm detector didn't go off, so I'm pleased. I did up our window as the store sign by cutting foam letters and taping tissue paper over the frame. Put on the house light and you have an instant light box display.
And this was our storefront for the kids to place their orders and collect their candy.
Of course, every drive-thru has a little clutch of people standing around and drinking coffee, so I had to put in my own.
For the curious, those are pie pumpkins and bell peppers carved into jack-o-lanterns. Thank you to Tim Horton's for donating empty coffee cups. I especially like my red pepper with his drinking straw.
Ironically, Alex ended up going trick or treating up and down the block while Nathan wanted to hand out candy. Several of his friends stopped by to see the house and were delighted with the service. No matter how many kids we got, Nathan remained calm. He just kept handing out the candy and telling people to stay in line and wait their turn. There has never been a more enthusiastic drive thru employee.
Everyone is happy. We're out of candy. Kids are tucked into bed to sleep.
It's a win all around. Happy Hallowe'en.