First real Halloween

I carved a pumpkin yesterday afternoon and lit the candles at 5:30. Then Lisa and I ordered pizza, sat back, and waited for the trick or treaters. We didn’t have to wait long. Over the next two and a half hours, we had about 45 trick or treaters—by far more than we’ve ever seen in the seven years we’ve been married. Lisa’s instincts were right; this definitely is a good family neighborhood.

This morning my neighbor told me last night was actually a slow Halloween—typically our block sees about 60 to 70 kids.