Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treat, without the treat please!

For Halloween our apartment complex has a door decorating contest. Our friends, the Gertsch's, entered and went all out! We were really impressed with their skills and creativity! Rylee was their first trick or treater and they were her first (and best) house. We knew it was going to be a blast so we got it on tape!



For more details and pics on the Gertsch's great door (including pics of Rylan helping drill some holes) look here. Needless to say, they won the competition and some sweet prizes! They totally deserve it!
After we visited Matt and Doreen, we headed off to trick or treat in the Bush's neighborhood with a big group of friends. We had a great time! Rylee did get a little overwhelmed when she had filled her pumpkin with candy. She still wanted to trick or treat just didn't want anymore candy. She really confused one lady when she rang the doorbell, said trick or treat, and then politely turned down the candy. I think the lady assumed Rylee was just trying not to be presumptous. So she kept trying to convince Rylee it was ok but Rylee kept insisting that no, she simply didn't want the candy. The conversation went back and forth a few times with Rylee holding her ground (as always) and so we apologized to the lady for the confusion. As we were walking away, we explained to Rylee that she was confusing people and taking the candy just made life easier on everyone. Leave it to Rylee! Anyways, here are some pics from the night!


6 comments:

Kenyon and Jaima said...

This is one funny post. Rylee didn't seem to be scared at all. She just laughed. Great Halloween fun.

melissa said...

I love that story. Turning down candy on Halloween. Hilarious. And I love Matt Gertsch!

Karen and Adam said...

I wish Emma would take after Riley. All we have heard has been I want more candy! We had to threaten to give her candy to poor kids who didn't get any candy because she is eating it so fast. Sounds like you guys had a great Halloween!

Natalie said...

They put holes in their door? That is going all out!

Julie said...

Rylee seems like the cutest girl ever. What a funny little thing to not want candy! And that door was awesome. Very clever. the dropping spider in the end was a nice clincher!

Matt and Doreen said...

Hey!! I can't believe I didn't comment on this forever ago when I saw it the first time! oh man, Halloween was fun. Rylan, according to Natalie who left a comment, thanks for helping us go "all out" by putting holes in our door. haha!!