It was a family space theme for Halloween this year
This year Mom outdid herself with Ronan's Halloween costume - she sewed him an astronaut suit complete with a NASA patch, an oxygen tank/plumbing, and a space helmet (the cover to an egg cooker fastened to a construction hard hat). Ronan was "Niel Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon", yet seemed more interested in getting candy than telling stories of his space adventures.
Space helmet, radio, and oxygen supply line all were a part of Ronan's costume
Nieve, Mom and I were all accessories to Mr. Armstrong. Nieve was a cute but wily alien who would grab candy by the handfull from our neighbors even when she knew she was only supposed to take a single piece. Mom was a dashing 60's astronaut wife while I was mission control for Apollo 11.
Ronan and space dog Yenta!
We had a great time trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. There were lots of kids out and about, thoroughly enjoying all of the houses decked out in spooky themes. Ronan was great as he collected his candy - he was always polite and only took an appropriate amount when offered. When we got home he ate a small pack of Skittles and didn't complain much when we said he's limited to a single candy per day.
It's a long clip, but it shows Nieve's disposition while sorting out her loot
Nieve, on the other hand, was in rare form. She can barely talk yet after a few houses she could say, "Trick or Treat!" perfectly. She would take as much candy as she could grab and it was impossible to get her to let go of her loot-filled pumpkin. When we got home, she sat for 20 minutes sorting through her catch of the day and would bark at anyone who would try to take even a single piece of candy from her. I imagine we will see many more Halloweens like this to come!