We are a married couple who adopted our little Russky, Nikita {aka Nicky, Nicky noodle, little man, Nikoli, the Nickster, crazy dude, goofball, puppy love, etc...you get the picture!} from St Petersburg, Russia four years ago. Join us as we stumble through the joys and perils of parenthood, while our son teaches us a few things along the road...


Happy Halloween!

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...ok...ok...i know this is a little late...but...here it is anyway!

This year we decided to ditch the Dallas Arboretum (which last year we vowed to make our "annual Halloween trick-or-treat adventure since it was so beautiful).  After working in the yard all day, and me re-injuring my poor aching back, I just couldn't deal with all the crowds.  So instead, we joined our friends the Dutton's and their extended family.  Nicky was super-excited to get to see his friend Trevor, as it had been about two weeks-ish since they last ran around like crazy fools spent time together.

We arrived at their house around 6pm, snacked on some yummy chips and queso, then rounded everyone up for a quick photo...

...then around their neighborhood we trekked...in search of all things sugar!

I was surprised to see a few things:
  1. Most people trick-or-treating in the Dutton's neighborhood, did not in fact live in their neighborhood.
  2. There were really no two costumes alike - yes, there were several witches, etc, however, they were all decorated differently, so I thought that was kinda nice.
  3. The age of which most trick-or-treaters has definitely increased since the last time I went house-to-house begging for candy.  And I don't mean there were 17 year olds instead of 14, although there were those as well.  I mean there were grown ADULTS, toting Wal-Mart bags with which to carry their free loot.  Really?  Ya can't just hop on down to the local gas station and buy yourself a Kit-Kat?!

Anywho...we had fun nonetheless, and it looks like our new tradition will be spent with good friends engaging in good ol' fashioned house-to-house hunting candy family fun!

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