Things I love about this night:
All the neighborhood lit up, and everyone is out in it.
Adorable little toddlers dressed as fuzzy animals who just make noises for "trick or treat."
Our porch decorations, added to every year, to make sure our house is a "must go to."
Giving out glowing bracelets to the kids that I know the best.
The little Smiles girls, even more lovely when dressed up like princesses.
Timmy stopping home for a minute and letting me dig out some chocolates to munch while I sat on the porch.
When Tim's friend Lewis was at our house when they finished the sub, and he laid down on the lawn and then jumped at kids that walked by.
When Missy the cat went darting out into the darkness and thank goodness we caught her.
Jeffrey as Elvis saying "Thank you, thankyouverymuch" and getting a laugh.
When the little Spartan football players thanked me for putting on the sub parade on Sunday.
That Nee Nee who moved away this year was in the neighborhood again, but crying because she missed everyone.
That a lot of the dads walking down the street were carrying "beverages."
The sense of community I get when I realize I know almost all of these people and their kids.
When people know about my kids allergies and try to give them candy they can have.
Betsy the spoiled little white dog in costume.
Scaring the kids with our bowl with the fake hand on the outside and the black glove on the inside.
That the blasting rain paitently waited until after it was al over to come pouring down.
And my favorite, when a girl looked at me and asked: "Is that your real hair?"