Feliz, Dia de los muertos ... Okay, some people don't use the "los" in the greeting, but that is how I learned it... It goes along so well with Halloween and All Saints Day that I wanted to include it. I hope you all had a great Halloween - we did.
The day was a little busy at first with taking care of a few chores around the house and then Jason wanting to get over to the Men's Warehouse. He has a tux that needs to be altered for a black tie event that we're gong to next month. He purchased the tux there so they will make the alterations. The challenge is that his arms have really gotten pretty big and he can just get the jacket on. The tailor came out and measured him and marked the jacket and said he cam make some adjustments, but wasn't to sure how much he could improve the sleeves, since there isn't much 'extra' material there. Jason took it in stride and basically said, "Okay, we'll see what it looks like when done."
After that we headed back home to get some lunch and to get some final touches on things prior to taking the girls out for Halloween. Linda had gone over to pick them up from school, and they will be with us for the next five days, and right now they were laying down for their nap. Stacy decided on her Dorthy (Wizard of Oz) costume and Jackie stayed with her Hello Kitty costume. Both of them looked great, and were very excited to be going out. Of course we had to have dinner first, and that was probably the most difficult thing the girls had to do. Other kids were already coming to the door while they were eating, and I think it only increased their excitement. Once we were headed out, Jason and I walked with the girls around to several of the houses, here in the base housing, and they ended up with a bunch of candy. We were surprised with Stacy said she was done and wanted to go back home and pass out candy with Grandma. Jackie wasn't quite done, but was happy to be walking around still, so we turned and headed back, and Jackie was still able to knock on doors.
We were back at the house by about 19:00 (7pm) and after walking in we didn't get anymore trick-or-treating kids coming by. They start early and apparently finish early. I don't think we saw many kids out, who didn't have a parent with them, and most of the kids in the area were from other military families. Next year we'll be looking to go through another neighborhood, and learning new neighbors. Linda has already begun decorating the house, in her mind, so I expect to have a great time, even better than this year. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.