It had been incredibly hard to keep the news a secret, and then to complicate matters further, Alex and Simon announced that they wanted to (and felt they were old enough to) trick or treat on their own!!
Luckily, we managed to convince them to do "just one street" with us before heading off on their own for a bit. So the boys got dressed and we wrestled Sneakers into her Batman costume, and headed off to our friend's house.
A retired math professor, our friend had prepared a costume of his own, namely a "Grim REAPtangular cuboid"! Unfortunately, there had been a communication mix up, and he wasn't quite ready when the boys arrived at his door, so he waved them away, and they almost left the house entirely, until we convinced them to come back and see what this weirdo was up to.
"This guy kind of reminds me of (our friend)", noted Alex.
Little did he know!!!
Although Trevor was able to bring the boys' pumpkins from his place, the one we had carved at our place was unfortunately missing her face, due to the fact that Sneakers had devoured it while left on the porch at our friend's last night!