I hope everyone had a lovely Halloween. We certainly did ... only 27 children came trick or treating at our door, but we'd been told only to expect 5-6 so I figured this was a success.
Walter had a great time - he and Dad headed out just as it was starting to get dark and, according to Manuel, Walter ran from house to house. He definitely had the whole bad-cop attitude going.
I think our house looked pretty good, too. We had our tombstone near the doorbell (it has a motion-sensor on it so when somebody gets close it starts screaming and splits open to reveal a glowing-eyed skeleton). To make it extra spooky we had our ghetto blaster set to repeat on a CD with howling, chain-rattling, heart-thumbing sounds.
A few days prior the whole family had carved some of the pumpkins, and Walter and I painted a few to add a bit more character.
Definitely a good first Halloween in our new home.