Saturday, October 29, 2011

I'll Trade You...

When we were younger, our favorite part of Halloween was dressing up and going over our Grandma's house to trick-or-treat with our cousins.  

We made sure to visit the houses that gave out the best candy.  

Our favorite street of all was lined with a tunnel of overgrown trees.  

After showing off our costumes, chowing down on pizza, and running around the neighborhood filling our pillow cases with candy (we must have driven our parents crazy!), we made it home safe and sound.  

Of course there was the annual candy safety lecture and an inspection from our parents, but as soon as they gave us the go-ahead we dug right in!  

The trading would then begin!  We loved to spread all of our candy onto our pillowcases, organize them, and trade with each other.  

I hope some day when we have children, they have as much fun as we did at Grandma and Grandpa's house. 

Have a sweet weekend ;-)

~Jess & Nel ~


DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Hello SWEET girls!
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Happy Halloween!

Becky~ said...

Hello girls.Now that sounds like it was a most enjoyable time.When I was younger we did that because my grandmother lived a block away.Thanks for the sweet memories.Blessings to you both!

Ginger Zuck said...

You have just relived my halloween childhood! perfectly! Enjoy and happy Halloween!

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hi girls
I must admit you girls trick or treated like my kids. They couldn't wait to get home and spread out the goods. All 3 had their favourites. Their dad would get most of the Tootsie pops and the malt balls and mostly Tootsie rolls. My fav was always the little Oreo mint bars and the crispy crunch bars. The apples went directly into the garbage can (might have razor blades in them ; (
Happy Halloween girls. I'm full of memories too.
Love Claudie from Canada

Miss Starshiny said...

so many candies!!!
Miss Starshiny

andrea said...

It was always about goin' to Gramma's!! andrea@townandprairie

Shirley said...

Oh those were the days..but, you have not experienced Halloween candy like we did when we were young.(believe me..i'm past 50) the candy bars were huge...and those days we didnt have to have our parents check our 'loot'! and we had no curfew..we didnt go back home until our feet gave in..what great memories we all have.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Thanks for the memory. I remember spreading out our candy on the bed and trading for the "good" stuff. Sweet post.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Girls,

That sounds like a great Halloween! My daughters always did the same thing traded the candy they didn't like!
Have a Happy Halloween!

All the Best,

NanaDiana said...

Oh What Fun! I grew up out in the country and never really went trick-or-treating when I was a kid...maybe to a cousin's house once or twice. What wonderful memories you have...and I know that if you have children someday you will create even MORE wonderful memories. That is why I get such a kick out of Halloween with my grandkids..and I had fun with my own kids when they were little. It was like I got to live Halloween through them.

Great post! xo Diana

Jacqueline said...

Hey girls! As a self-confessed halloween-hater, I have to admit you make it all sound like fun!
Still...I'm always relieved/happy when Nov 1 rolls around and all this ghoulish nonsense is behind us.
Love that rose header photo!


I LOVE Halloween. Your memories are wonderful. We used pillowcases as treat bags, too. Take care. Happy Hauntings.

Jann Olson said...

See now I'm really revealing my age. I trick or treated before the days of 'candy inspection'. No one ever had to worry about that. Did use a pillowcase and stayed out till very late. Halloween memories are wonderful! Happy Halloween to you and yours!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Girls sorry it has taken so long for me to come and visit but i am glad i finally got there in the end. Loved your post and it brought back memories of when i was a kid in England.Unfortunately now living in Greece this holiday is not celebrated ! So it was nice to think back to my youth so thank you for that.


Betsy said...

How fun that you were able to trick or treat with your cousins! It brought back good Halloween memories for me--of my trick or treating years, and also my children's. Happy Halloween!

karen - Simply Inspired said...

you just gave me permission to "treat" myself a little early to a red tootsie roll pop! join me? great pics.
happy halloween!

teddy bears Marin to Venice said...

Hi dear friend,
what a beautiful surprise your comment!
Thanks to make to see your photos, is very beautiful and they make to understand that this party is very beautiful where alive you, also in Italy from a few years halloween is celebrated.

I embrace you from Venice


Teresa said...

Of course your children will have a great time on Halloween. The apple never falls far from the tree and your is planted to last.

Happy Halloween!!!

Tracy Rogers said...

Such wonderful memories! We will cherish them always, right? Have a beautiful week my friend :)

Tracy/Creme de la Gems