We went trick or treating.  No really.  Okay, just two houses, but we went!!  Catherine wore her owl costume and much to Chris’s embarrassment we all three went up the steps to the first house and Chris and I said in unison “trick-or-treat!” (Chris less enthusiastically) and took a miniature bag of candy corn from a new mom holding her tiny 2-month old in a fleece blanket, then to the next house where we took a mini bag of m&ms from a little boy and snapped this photo.

It was the first of many trick-or-treating nights to come!  Can I confess something?  I was secretly thrilled to have an excuse to trick-or-treat again after all these years. And there you have one of the benefits to having children.

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