Halloween 2007 update
: This was the first year that the kids went door-to-door pimping for candy and they did great! It's amazing how shyness disappears when the stranger is holding a bowl of candy. My mom and I took them to several homes in our neighborhood, then Mike drove them to our friend Erik's house, both to admire his Halloween decorations as well as to see his new baby and do some trick-or-treating in his 'hood. I stayed home with Grammie Martha and handed out candy. Mike decorated our house, too, and we had scary music and LED decorations. We handed out tootsie pops and blinky necklaces. The older kids liked the necklaces! All in all, a good Halloween here in the 'burbs.I've learned there are three things you don't discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin.
--Linus Van PeltIt's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown