Sunday, November 1, 2009

Monkey on the loose

By K.J. Cardinal

We let our Monkey loose in our development last night and boy oh boy did Anna have a blast.

She gathered the concept rather quickly this year that if she went up to a house and said "trick or treat" that they'd give her candy. As we were walking around the block, she even tried to go to the houses without any lights on to get candy... she was rather eager.

Anyway, the weather was ridiculous for October 31. Probably in the mid 60s with a stiff breeze. We originally thought Anna's costume would be great since it would keep her nice and warm, but by the time we got back home the little cutie was sweating head-to-toe.

After trick-or-treating, we hung out at home and handed out candy. I really think that Anna had more fun handing out candy than actually trick or treating.

Every time the doorbell would ring, she'd say "Kids! Kids!" and run to the door. Sammy would be the one that would give the candy to the kids, but Anna would just stand at the door (wearing only a t-shirt and diaper) and admire the costumes. It was so hysterical.

Once the trick-or-treaters stopped coming, then we had our handfuls trying to keep the candy away from Anna. She was rather resourceful climbing up to the high places we'd "hide" it, but all-in-all she was a good girl.

Kudos to the Cardinal Blog followers for picking another adorable costume.

Happy Halloween!


  1. Emma said, "Oh,she's adorable".
    I'd have to agree :)

  2. Anna is such a cutie patootie!!! I'm glad she had fun trick-or-treating...did Sammy dress up too???
    -Aunt Kate

  3. I love the banana in her pocket!!!
    Could you believe the weather?? I bet Anna was warm in her adorable costume. Love you, Mom

  4. what a cute little mOnkey! Even Chris thought she was cute. :)

  5. Agree with Emma - ADORABLE!
    A very cute monkey!
    ~Marisa :)