Trick or treat! Here is T in his ghost costume. He really got a kick out of seeing himself in the mirror! He was even able to carry his own plastic pumpkin from house to house this year to collect his candy and say "trick or treat."
This year, he is more aware of social practices (such as going to a house, ringing the doorbell, and going inside when someone answers the door) which was a blessing and a curse while we went trick or treating. Walking up to the door - good. Ringing doorbell - good. Even saying "Trick or treat" when prompted - good! Very exciting. BUT...you don't go inside when trick or treating. Uh oh. I mean, this is definately outside the normal practice - of course it would be confusing. So for almost every house we visited, he tried to go inside. So, between the costume which was a little too long, going outside after dark (which we almost never do), and being told that no, you don't go inside - well, after about 10 houses, he was done. Too overwhelming and confusing. A few shrieks gave us the very clear message! But we were so impressed with our little guy regardless- he was able to say "trick or treat" this year which was unthinkable a year ago.
Maybe we'll try again next year - or go trick-or-treating at our local mall. Hmm. Something just seems wrong about that!