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Halloween in Salem is all that and a bag of chips

Wow is all I can say. Wow. We had so much fun on Halloween. Our street is not only the coolest place to live, but it's also the coolest place to trick or treat. There are giant pumpkins, fortune tellers, movies projected on houses, smoke machines, sound effects and a whole lotta candy. We gave out 232 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers, and I was impressed at how many kids were well mannered enough to only take one, especially given that both are pretty darn tasty. Just a few with sticky fingers. They thought they were sly too, which was the funniest part.

Benjamin's gal pal Viv stopped by to show off her bee costume. So cute! It was a chilly day, so Benjamin only wore his costume long enough to get a few photos by the giant pumpkins down the street. After that he went straight into the down snowsuit and was a whole heck of a lot warmer than we were.

From 5:00 until about 7:30 the traffic was pretty much non-stop. After that, I think a lot of the kids started to loose steam because it was so cold. We already have the start of an excellent plan to decorate next year. The countdown is on!

Oh, and there are a couple of gratuitous BFH photos in his cozy knit romper (not shown: the matching hat). He's getting so big these days! He's very vocal, and we're starting to understand that certain sounds mean certain things. While he is generally a super mellow guy, when he wants to be heard, he wants to be heard. His favorite game these days is making Mommy and Daddy help him sit up. He can't do it on his own yet, but he loves to try.

Uncle Jeff, Auntie Sarah and Cousin Abraham are coming to visit soon, and we can't wait to get the cousins together. I can only imagine the chaos when Benjamin is able to run around after Abe. My goodness!