Halloween In Irvine

“It’s the one night of the year I don’t hate little children.” – Stefanie Fox 2013

My wife and daughter love Halloween. Seriously. Love is not too strong a word.

We were prepared. A spider web was hung in front of our house. Pumpkins were placed strategically near the door. We stocked enough candy to open an all-night convenience store next to a marijuana dispensary!

I expected the first of the little ones around 4:00 PM. Nothing.

As the afternoon continued, I tweeted:

5:50 PM PDT. No trick or treaters yet. I am crushed. We have candy. Come on down.

And then, just as the Sun was setting, they arrived in clusters of two, three and four. Their parents stood safely nearby, letting the kids approach the house on their own.

It was perfect. Most of them were young–under five. All of them were adorable. The costumes were sweet.

In our neighborhood, loaded with recent immigrants from Asia, we had some kids trick or treating for the first time. At least one girl knew how to say, “Thank you,” but no other English words. Her father said she’d only arrived this month.

Through it all Doppler and Roxie entertained in their Halloween costumes. Though they both barked and Roxie was often defensive toward the kids, they kept their costumes on and didn’t make a fuss.

Halloween in Irvine was a success.

7 Responses to “Halloween In Irvine”

  1. Susie says:

    Enjoyed the video and the story. Glad the whole Fox family got to enjoy Halloween. :)

  2. Carole says:

    If I asked Doppler and Roxie how they feel about Halloween, do you think they enjoy it as much as the rest of the family?

  3. Richard says:

    So how many kids? Dogs looked great !

    Geoff, if you don’t already….a great follow on twitter: ‏@Fascinatingpics

  4. Barbara says:

    I think Roxie has the whole Halloween/costume thing down a little better than Doppler, lol. Or maybe Roxie just enjoys it more………..

  5. Donna G says:

    Jeff…even though you are no longer in Ct you are still the most entertaining weather forcaster. The dogs are as well. Just love to see them.

  6. Ruth says:

    O.K., I take it back. Doppler does wear it well, and she is (as always) adorable.

  7. Steph says:

    You are lucky. If I put costumes on my dogs they lie on the couch and refuse to move.

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