Princess Zoey was ready. It was her first time to trick-or-treat, she was sick daw last year eh.
Juris' husband was about to leave na. He's going back to the mining camp where he works (one week duty, one week off). So before he left, kami muna nina Juris an Zoey ang nag-ikot sa neighborhood.
The advantage of trick-or-treating on townhouses is that you can go to one house to another very quickly. Tabi-tabi lang eh. At first, Juris thought that only homes with pumpkin/Halloween decors are giving out treats (first time niya ring magtrick-or-treat). I told her na ang alam ko basta bukas ang porch light kahit walang decor. So ganun nga pala yun. First time ko rin magbahay-bahay eh lol.
I could feel the enthusiasm of homeowners whenever trick-or-treaters buzz their bell. Lahat sila very welcoming. Sabagay, kung hindi mo naman talaga feel, magsara ka na lang ng ilaw di ba?
Enjoy na enjoy sina Zoey and Nathan. Tuwang-tuwa sila pag nadadagdagan ang candies sa basket nila. We had to bring additional bags pa pala kasi hindi kasya sa baskets nila ang treats na nakukuha nila.
One thing we learned that night -- some people who won't be home during Halloween leave their treats in their door/porch pala. Nakakatuwa at nakaka-touch.
At mas nakakatuwa ang mga trick-or-treaters kasi they are not abusive. Talagang paisa-isa lang ang kinukuha para meron pa yung iba. Honestly, kung sa Pinas yan, na-hoard na ng mga nauna. Baka pati lalagyan kinuha na.
It was dark and not so many kids were trick-or-treating but we felt safe.
When Juris' husband finally left, ayan kasama na namin si Jack (who is 1-year-4-months old). The more, the merrier! If only Tess (our other friend) wasn't in Pinas that time, syempre kasama rin namin sila ni Baby Marco.
It's interesting to know na talagang kinakarir ng ibang tao ang Halloween decorations. If only I have a house, kakaririn ko rin (fan din ako ng Halloween eh). Sayang ang dami kong hindi nakuhanan ng pictures.
Nathan was so tireless that night! He walked and walked without complaining (kahit naka-stroller na si Zoey with Jack). He kept on shouting "Happy Halloween!" Haha! Hilly pa naman yung lugar, akyat-baba kami sa mga houses at sa kalsada.
It was getting colder as night went on so I asked him he wants to wear a jacket like Zoey. He answered: "No... Captain America!" Kaloka, feel na feel talaga ang outfit niya. I was really so worried kasi ang nipis lang nun pero mukhang di naman siya nilalamig. Galaw naman kasi ng galaw.
Hindi lang ang mga bata ang nag-enjoy, mas lalo na siguro kami ni Juris lol! Never namin na-experience ito before so we were like kids din haha.
By the way, Ford was in Costco the whole time. Itext ko na lang daw sya kapag matatapos na kami. Sayang, di niya nakita kung gaano kasigasig ang anak niyang mangalap ng candies!
When were done with the towhomes, nagawi na rin kami sa mga big single detached houses. Dahil ginto ang bahay dito sa Metro Vancouver, expected na na "mayayaman" ang mga nakatira doon (unless matagal na nilang nabili ang bahay). As expected most of them have bigger bars of chocolates.
We finished at around 8:30pm. Whew, 2 1/2 hours kaming nagbahay-bahay! My son never complained that he's tired, talagang game na game pa siya. Tumigil na lang kami kasi kami na lang yata ang nasa kalsada saka naubos na namin ang mga bahay.
Pero yun na, pabalik sa house nina Juris, nagpakarga na si Nathan! Shaiks, ang bigat pa naman ng bags of treats na dala ko. I called Ford and asked him to pick us up. Sinakay niya sina Nathan and Zoey tapos naglakad na lang kami ni Juris (with Jack na nasa stroller) pabalik sa house nina Juris.
Naramdaman ko lang ang gutom at uhaw nung nasa place na kami nina Juris.
I just ate a slice of pizza though (carbs!)...
But lots of chicken wings. Haha, nanginginig na kasi ako sa gutom talaga.
The little boy was still full of energy. Buti na lang nakapag-power nap siya sa kotse on our way to Langley from Guildford Town Centre. He just asked for McDonald's french fries and orange juice before we went home.
I bought this Halloween board at Daiso for $2 pero di na gaanong namaximize.We were all tired na kasi to get nice shots. Ang gulo rin ni Nathan at ayaw magpapicture.
It was indeed an uber fun night! Juris and I vowed to start on an earlier time next year. Teka, saan na nga kaya kami nakatira noon? Baka sa Langley na rin?
But inasmuch as we want to receive, ok din ang feeling ng nagbibigay (I remember, my first experience of giving treats was in 2014). If ever may new house na kami by next year, I'll make sure na mag-iiwan din ako ng candies sa labas (unless sa condo kami mapadpad syempre).