Back track to the middle of September. Zander conjures up in his mind the idea of a "Candy Ninja"... whom apparently is a real ninja that goes door to door and delivers candy to children.
Luckily my mom was in town and took his candy ninja idea to heart. After a trip to Walmart (just the two of them), and some eyelash batting (from Zander), he arrived at home fully equipped to transform into the candy ninja that evening.
We prepped the treats and right before sundown the stealthy ninja set off on his adventure. I was so impressed, Zander stayed in character the entire time and never let anyone know his true identity.
The neighbor kids loved the treats! I wish with all my heart that I would have gotten a picture of Zander's little friend Mason. He was absolutely amazed at Zander and had no idea that it was him in costume. To this day I think little Mason believes in the candy ninja. I think this might need to become an annual tradition.