Full disclosure I am not a homemade Halloween costume kind of girl. I kind of wish I was, because I love the idea of it, I just know that I have too many other things on my plate to make room for that. Cyrus initially wanted to be a pirate for Halloween, but after a trip to the Fresno Bulldogs team store where he spotted a full kids football uniform, he quickly switched costume allegiance. As a side note, the kid wore his football costume every day for a week straight!
Jason: Ok Cy, when you know on the door, and the person answers, what do you say?
Cyrus: How do you do?
Jason: Uh, yes, that would be nice, but this is Halloween so you say "Trick or Treat". Here, let's practice. Knock on this garbage can.
(Cyrus knocks on the garbage can, and Jason pretends to open a door, at which point Cy turns away from Jason and looks around obliviously)
Jason: Ok Cy, I'm opening the door, what do you say?
Cyrus: What door? There's no door here dad!
So, apparently we need to work on the pretend play a bit...
Fortunately, once he got started he had no problem saying "Trick-or-Treat", "Happy Halloween" and of course "Thank you".
Since Hattie isn't walking yet, she was just along for the ride and didn't have her own bucket. However, about half of the houses we went to insisted on giving Cyrus a second handful of candy for his sister. He owes her big time!
We were actually out for over an hour, and check out the haul this kid made!
My favorite part of the evening was when Cy got a dum dum at the one of the houses and his face lit up like Christmas morning. As we left the house, he grabbed the sucker, turned to me, and said "Look mom, this is the thing that I love the most!" People could save a lot of money on Cyrus as a trick-or-treater!
And, since I never got around to posting pictures from last year, here is a cute one of Cookie Monster with his chocolate chip cookie.