Halloween 2010

We took the kids to our 3rd annual Microsoft Halloween Trick-or-treating and party. It is the way to score bags of candy in comfort: temperature controlled buildings and friendly offices. Too bad I always make the costumes warm for the ACTUAL, cold night of trick-or-treating, and the kids sweat to death running up and down the halls. Henry’s face was red and his hair was soaked with sweat when we were done!

The Cat in the Hat and Thing 2 (“cause Thing 1 hasn’t come out yet” was the perpetual joke, ie: unborn baby) were a big success. Eleanor would disagree though. I’m not sure she likes to be called out to a thousand times over the course of the event. She started rolling her eyes after the twentieth time. The party at Microsoft Commons is HUGE and packed with people. I must have heard “The Cat in the Hat” in 5 different languages. (Microsoft is a very international company) I never knew Dr. Seuss is an international character!

“Haven’t they ever seen a cat-in-the-hat before?” Eleanor whispers in disgust. She actually had children run up to her and look at her expectantly. Like they thought she was going to take them away for a fun adventure. She’d look at me in panic.

Henry didn’t mind it one bit. He shouted “THING 2!”  at everyone. And his feather hair kept us laughing all night.


Here’s a video of them in candy-looting action. Note the feather hair. Isn’t it great?


One Response

  1. Eleanor and I react the same to attention. The first few compliments are great but after a while you really start to despise them.

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