The kids all around the neighborhood pretty much stuck to just 2 groups, so Emma and her friend who were at home handing out the candy were done with their job in about 1/2 hour.
That afternoon, Emma had convinced me that we didn't have enough candy. You never want to be the looser house on Halloween! I'm not up for ultimate winner status either- too expensive- but still you don't want to be caught turning off your lights ten minutes after it all starts or raiding your kids baskets to try to regift candy! (done it!!) I had bought the boxes of individual bags of popcorn, because it seemed cool, different and I wouldn't eat it before Halloween! But then I broke down and got a couple of bags of chocolate that I was using as bribes (Yep, I ate a lot of it!) I was afraid, that most of those two bags were now gone and that the boxes of popcorn only had like 20 bags in them, so I went to Sam's club and got two more bags of candy. We ended up not even going through the popcorn and giving out none of the candy! Darn- I should have insisted they give out candy first!! Of course, I would take them back, but some little hands got into each bag. I'm not sure why, when they had a full bucket of candy right in front of them!! So now my house is flowing with chocolate once again. I'll never look good for this cruise!
I was a little slow on the whole Halloween thing this year- the year is just going way too fast for me. Almost no decoration were put up until the day of Beggar's night and we didn't carve the pumpkin until 5 pm on Saturday. I started out having the kids help, but they didn't get far, so I hurried and made a quick butcher knife pumpkin- my pumpkin saws broke! Oh, well, it worked!