|Here's the 10/32/08 haul. I think we hit everything from Fort Worth to Arlington and only quit out of exhaustion.|
|Dani crashed afterward.
we were at Liz's party until 3am the night before, then we took some
shots of our costumes after that before we went bed.
Romeo the pug is unphased.
|And here's all the junk
I wrote up a list of what all I bought and sent it to Shanna in case she wanted to borrow any.
|And here's the candy.|
|All the loot goes in these candy jars (inherited from Dani's grandmother), and they last us until after Easter (when we refill anyway).|
|Then we pack it all back up again.|
|Teasing Romeo with the new light.|
|There's no better way to get a leg up on your race to get Type 2 diabetes than sales on the 32nd!|
|Here are the refilled candy jars at home atop the kitchen cabinets.|
|But what it's really all about
are the props.
This wasn't as big a haul as last year, but it wasn't for lack of trying. We hit two Targets, two Wal-marts, three Spirit stores, and a couple Halloween USAs.
|I usually use Shanna's styrofoam
but they were practically giving these away at Walmart, so how could I
The prop Plo Koon lightsaber isn't anything to do with Halloween so much as just me being a Star Wars nerd.
|The irony is that after the shopping spree, I come home with things I only get to box up. Here we're packing up both the old and the new, none of which will be seen again until next year.|
|I didn't bring in much of a haul
year. A lot of candy, yes, as always, but otherwise all I bought
|I brought home a lot less than usual this year, mainly because I still had a lot of candy in the house from last year, plus other things in the candy jars like nuts and whatnot.|
|Here's the latest assortment of
gummy body parts: eyes, teeth (which were not gummy, actually), a
finger, brain, ear, and nose.
I also picked up a set of gummy eyes. They were mostly like the three on the left. The other two were odd ones in the lot: sugar coated versions of the others.
|I also picked up this set of
Halloween-themed Hot Wheels cars. More about them in the
Halloween Toys section of the site, assuming I get around to building
those pages by the time you read this!
|Here's the 2011 haul: