Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween!

Morgan the Duckling had a great Halloween weekend. On Friday we went Trick-or-Treating at the rec center. Morgan was, of course, the cuter of the two duckies in attendence. There were tons of kids - probably near 50 - and they set up 8 candy stations around the building. Morgan wasn't too interested in the candy (and she was kind of afraid of the grown-ups in costume) but she was very excited to walk through the big gym with all of the basketballs. Morgan scored so much candy there that she needed a cart to pull her pumpkin bucket around!

On Sunday we took Morgan to the farm. We have two "agri-tainment" farms within a couple of miles of our house. One has a huge Fall Festival with carnival rides, concession stands, a haunted hayride, and radio station remotes. The other has their hours spraypainted on a piece of plywood propped up by the side of the road. We went to that one because it was cheaper and we thought Morgan would have more fun without the crowds. We had a great time. Morgan got to take a hayride (we told her is was a train in order to get her to go on it. Is that wrong?), pet goats and horses, and pick out a baby pumpkin. The only negative was that they did not have "doodle doos" (chickens) walking around. Morgan kept looking for them and calling for them. "Doodle-doo! Doodle-doo!!!!" When we walked past a shed she was sure that the chickens were in there. She had to go up to it and knock on the door shouting for the "doodle-doos". We finally found some in a small henhouse, but I think Morgan was kind of disappointed with the lack of chickens. Otherwise, she seemed to enjoy it.

We considered taking Morgan trick-or-treating to a few houses, but decided not to at the last minute. She can't say "trick-or-treat" or "thank you" so she is probably too young for the door-to-door candy begging. But we decided to make Morgan our official candy distributer. She did an awesome job! We dressed her up in her duck and played on the front porch to try to attract more trick or treaters. (Each of the last 2 years we've gotten maybe 10 kids. We have been the only candy house on a cul-de-sac and the sidewalk is on the other side of the street so not many bother to come by.) It worked! We had to shut off our light at 7:30 because we were nearly out of candy. Morgan got a little scared of kids in masks, but she did really well. She was a little too generous with some of the trick-or-treaters, but we were proud of her for not trying to take candy out of their baskets.

Morgan was so sad when it was time to go inside and take off her duck. "More!", she begged. "More, please!" But we gave her some chocolate and that seemed to satisfy her. So thats it until next year. Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

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