Happy Halloween! Cullen celebrated this grand holiday dressed as Captain America and Simone dressed as Sweden's beloved Pippi Longstocking. We extended the celebration by attending the local "Enchanted Forest" walk through the nature preserve the weekend before Halloween. The day of the great pumpkin was capped off by school parties followed by neighborhood trick-or-treating. Simone only made it to about 6 houses before she decided it was cold and she wanted to pass out candy instead. Cullen ran 100 yards in front of the pack to lead his crew and parents around the neighborhood. As Dirk and I try to phase out the candy (mainly so we don't eat it all!) the kids are already talking about what to be next year.