Brooke was a witch and Maddie dressed as Ariel "The Little Mermaid."
I dressed like a cat with too much eye make-up. As usual, Zak didn't dress up, but I think he felt left out and may do it next year. After enough day time/dusk trick or treating, we stayed out for few more hours giving out candy. It was during that time that I discovered what my true mission for parenting girls....don't let my teenage girl dress like a trampy ______ for Halloween. I was shocked to see what some of these teenagers were wearing! Also, we need to institute a national Trick or Treating age limit. My vote will be for TWELVE. Once you have a "teen" in the age, you're too old to go door to door. Maddie was much more brave this year, and for the first time, entered our neighbor's "haunted house" with just a little bit of encouragement. Brooke screamed, "there is NO WAY I'm going in there!" much to the amusement of all the adults. Last year, Maddie wouldn't have even dreamed of going to get candy from someone dressed like that scary ghost. This year, she encouraged Brooke to join her. Most of the time, The Girls were more scared of dogs than any costumes. I'm so thankful that they have each other to participate in such great traditions like Trick or Treating!