for the past four years we have taken alanna trick-or-treating at the mall. it is an easier and safer way to celebrate the holiday. plus it's climate controlled, haha. our neighborhood doesn't have many kids, so no one really hands out candy here. they did the mall-wide trick-or-treat on friday the 30th this year, instead of halloween night. alanna met up with a few of her friends from her old middle school. she had fun walking around with them, and not us. she is such a typical teenager already, haha. here are the kids in their costumes before we headed over.
malcolm was a lil' garden gnome
alanna went as "sally" from the nightmare before christmas. my mom made the dress by hand for me about 9 years ago. it's still a little big on alanna, but she looked great in it this year
malcolm really liked walking around with his pumpkin pail. he had fun collecting candy, and was good the entire time
since most of the candy isn't vegan, i decided to make a few holiday treats for our family to eat. this is a pumpkin cheesecake (with a soyatoo web)
and my favorite treat, chocolate peanut butter balls!
the weather was beautiful on saturday (halloween)
we had dinner at a new burrito restaurant that just opened out here. the food was delicious!