10 November 2010
This year I had to tell my 13 year old that she's just too old to trick-or-treat.  This was followed by several instances of doorbell rings with trick-or-treaters older than her, sigh.  I even had a middle aged man come trick or treating with a grocery bag, he wasn't even dressed up!  Maybe things are different out here, but I thought it was for children, not teens and grown ups.  I gave them all candy, even the old guy.  My daughter did take the younger ones out with dad and they all seemed to have a good time.  She got a good amount of candy from my one year old who only got to try one piece. 

Speaking of my 13 year old, I only have an inch and a half on her now, but somehow I weigh a LOT more.  It doesn't seem fair.  I tried canning yesterday.  I made four jars of homemade apple butter.  My fingers and my stomach are now burned but the jars look so cute in the pantry.  I'm finding myself looking around the kitchen for more things to can.