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Halloween - Wow, Candy Galore

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween - Wow, Candy Galore

I would say we had a very successful Halloween!  This is really the first Halloween that Anna and Ethan really went trick or treating.  Megan was a maniac running from house to house with all the neighbors (she is dressed as the witch), Ethan (Thomas) pooped out when he found out we were going to continue around the block and Anna (Care Bear) didn't care how far we went - if I was going then she was too.  She's my Velcro baby!  We all met at a neighbors house and then went out for a bit.  After about an hour we came back to their house to warm up and then the older kids went out again with the some of the adults for a little while ago.

We got an ENORMOUS amount of candy between the 3 kids...really just two since Ethan didn't last very long.  Not only were people very generous with the amount they were giving the kids, but since it was the first time we had anyone other than Megan out it really added to the gross earnings!

So this is just about full - it is a medium sized Toys R Us bag.  Really it's kind of gross, all that candy!  We have already hidden the bag (out of site, out of mind) and are rationing.  I've gotten some good ideas on what to do with extra who didn't get any and sending some to the troops.  Anyone else have anything they do with their extras?  I'd love to hear more ideas!

Hope everyone had a great Halloween!


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At November 1, 2010 at 4:10 PM , Blogger Samantha said...

I turned in over 2 lbs of candy to our orthodontist this afternoon - they are collecting it for the troops!

At November 1, 2010 at 8:24 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

Some dentists will buy them from you! Here they pay $1 a pound. My daughter only got about 20 pieces, so thankfully we don't have extras. You could also take your children to a nursing home and have them give some out there, my Aunt loves candy and looks forward to have it at the nursing home.


At November 2, 2010 at 12:09 AM , Blogger Fairy Good Mommy said...

Hello and thanks for stopping by. I deleted the one item that you asked me to.
LOVE The costumes, the kids look adorable. Make sure you stop by and see my kids costumes.

At November 2, 2010 at 9:50 AM , Blogger SalemMomma said...

Wow, that's a lot of candy!
Sorry it took so long, but I'm now following you back!

At November 2, 2010 at 12:32 PM , Blogger Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

My three made out well too. My oldest wants to take his in to school to get the 1 per pound of candy. He doesn't eat much of it at all he just loves to trick or treat.

At November 2, 2010 at 3:48 PM , Blogger Rose said...

I heard participating dentists are accepting candy and making care packages for the troops.

Hi I'm a new follower from Follow Me back Tuesday Blog Hop. I would love for you to follow me back at Tips for Saving.


At November 2, 2010 at 9:43 PM , Blogger Heather said...

We live way out so even though we went out for over an hour and walked forever (so it seemed to the woman pushing the Elmo in a stroller)the kids got a very manageable amount. Especially after the weeding out of the disliked candy that was happily accepted by Dad.

Thanks for following me at Teens and a Toddler... I am still very new to all this and wish I new way more about computers and web pages, but I will slowly get there!

At November 3, 2010 at 4:18 AM , Blogger AtHomeMoma said...

Following back from the blog hop.

At November 3, 2010 at 12:54 PM , Blogger vgabriel said...

Adorable kiddo's...can't wait till my daughter is old enough for trick or treating :)

At November 3, 2010 at 9:24 PM , Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

Now that is some lute! Love the costumes too! I'm a new follower :)


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