I was psyched to celebrate Jack’s second Halloween because I’ll take any excuse to wear extra liquid eyeliner and red lipstick. This year Jack was a toddler skeleton. We started the day with a Halloween celebration at Jack’s playgroup where he marched with his peers in a parade around the block. It was actually hilarious because almost all of the kids were in horrible moods. I think it was a combination of it being an unseasonably balmy day in DC, and forcing the children to wear hot fleece outfits and smile. Poor little things. Later, we joined forces with our dear friends in Capitol Hill with their son who is the same age as Jack. If you are looking for a kid-friendly and safe place to trick or treat, East Capitol is the place to be. There were swarms of families decked out in costumes. All of the houses are decorated with scary monsters and fake cemeteries. The owners of each home excitedly greet each child with the largest buckets of candy I’ve ever seen. Apparently it isn’t uncommon to hand out 20 bags of sugar treats! It was fun to be able to peak into people’s beautiful homes as Jack would pick through the bowl of candy selecting his favorite crinkly wrapper. Though, I was encouraging him to grab the Snickers bars (my favorite). Daryle and I loved it thoroughly, if only Jack was in a better mood. I suppose it’s a lot of pressure to put on a less than two year old to put on a heavy outfit, stay up past his bed time and be in a good mood. We cut the night short and headed home to watch the new series Dracula (with Jonathan Rhys Meyers), and what a scintillating show it is! Hope you had a fun Halloween!