This - combined with blustery/rainy weather - made it a relatively easy decision for them not to go trick-or-treating. This is the first year that they have not gone trick-or-treating since they were little.
What they still wanted to do, however, was participate in the costume parade at the nursing home.
They have been doing this now for a few years and enjoy it. The staff and some of the volunteers dress up; and then walk around and talk with residents. The residents vote on their favorite costumes.
Many of the residents were wearing hats so they could feel like they were dressed up and participating as well which was fun.
It's fun for the girls to talk with the seniors and hear them share memories or receive compliments on their costumes.
Since we weren't trick-or-treating, the girls suggested we start a new tradition. They asked for pizza from the local pizza place.
The recipe came from her Five in a Row cookbook that she is finishing this year.