Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween: The Wrap-up



World Series? Check.

Halloween? Check.

And, if I can just make it through two more days of robo-calls and TV ads, the Election will be over and I will be an official survivor of this fall's most torturous trifecta. It has all been exciting, exhausting and more than a little nauseating.

(I am ready for peace, serenity, calm and ....Christmas shopping?! Oy vey.)

Halloween 08 did not disappoint.

In my humble opinion, this holiday should always be held on a Friday and it should always be followed up with turning the clocks back. An extra hour of sleep is a beautiful thing.


Unless, of course, you live with a couple of clowns who did not get the sleeping-in memo.
(My latest inspiration: early morning Seminary for preschoolers! Why not? They're up.)


Direct quote from Em this morning: "Sam, come in here. You can beat me up."

Direct quote, 6.5 seconds later: "Waahhhh! Mom! Sam's hurting me!"


The week has been filled with our family traditions--the dinner in a pumpkin, cockroach jello, ghost cake, jack-o-lantern carving, school parades, neighborhood pre-trick-or-treating party, Mom eating all the Snickers she can find, Dad getting everybody all sugared up and then leaving town to stay in a JW Mariott somewhere far away.

Boo!

26 comments:

♥Shally said...

Love the Jello!!

You are a way better mom than I am.

Rochelleht said...

You rock. Seriously. I am loving the dinner. Loving the clowns. And I totally agree about the Friday and Daylight Savings. For us it was even one step better because church is at 1:30. A GREAT lazy weekend. Good times.

Kenny and Linsey said...

You just reminded me that I still have one or two snickers left in my stash -- excuse me while I go remedy that right now!

Holly said...

Everyone looks darling--especially your pair of clowns!

What do you serve in your pumpkin?

I agree about the DST, A. seemed to be up even earlier. I DID like Halloween on Friday night--who can we talk to about making that the regular deal?

My teeth already hurt from all the candy I've been sneaking from A.'s jack-o-lantern. Must stop.

wenderful said...

Love the cockroach jellow! Yum! Why are preschoolers always up at the crack of dawn?
We just assumed everyone knew about daylight savings so didn't mention it last night. This morning my 10 year old woke up my 13 year old and they both got showered and dressed for 9am church by 7:45. Poor things they were ready before I was even awake.
It sounds like your house had an awesome Halloween. Thanks for sharing!

Annie said...

You are a great mom. Love those costumes and the double clowns are delightful.

For the record, dogs are like preschoolers--they don't get the daylight saving memo either. But it was still great to have that extra hour before church today!

the MomBabe said...

Those clowns are SO CUTE.

Shauna said...

How awesome! Love the costumes :)

Lauren in GA said...

You are a force to be reckoned with! (I love the title with your mummy right, there) Your are always so clever :)

Your kids look so fantastic!

Oh, my kids would dig the cockroach jello. I simply must try that...next year.

"Oy Vey" is right...I quoted your clever opening to your interview for Laurie (don't worry I gave you credit by saying "I have a hilariousl blog frient that said"...)Anyway...You said it best...it is all downhill form here and YES, I do want to pull the covers over my heat until the ball drops!

Paige said...

Oh my gosh, great costumes! I don't see a Target one amongst them. Someone needs to send OUT the clowns, I think.

Lindsey said...

Whoa, did you make the twins outfits? WOW. Looks like tons of fun!

Bridget said...

I haven't see a clown costume for years! I love those old-fashioned costumes.

Thanks for the comment on my blog about the time change. I would have totally forgotten and been really mad about showing up for church an hour early.

Annemarie said...

I agree with you on all of it. Early morning seminary for preschoolers is BRILLIANT!! Submit it...you never know...

The kids all look great!

I would give you ALL of our snickers in a heartbeat!!

Melissa-Mc said...

I never though Halloween as a parent would be so fun.

Halloween on Friday was wonderful. I bet the teachers loved it too by avoiding sleep-deprived, over-sugared children.

andrea said...

um, who dressed up as a red sox player? i don't see any pictures there. please amend, as i'm sure SOMEONE in your family wore the uniform in honor of...

right???

Celia Fae said...

Oh goodness. The husband's away during the final step, the election. I think we should have a giant mom party on Wednesday.

Great costumes. The witchy fingernails are the greatest touch.

TravelinOma said...

I would freak out seeing the jello. I totally miss the bags of candy sitting around after the kids are in bed. The whole celebration looks like a kid's Halloween dream come true and a mummy's nightmare before Christmas!

diane said...

I use to make dinner in a pumpkin when I was young and had energy. This year we had take out.

Your kids look great. Love the twin clowns.

Clair said...

The clown costumes are especially darling! Too funny about early morning seminary for Pre K!

Amanda D said...

It looks like a great day. The costumes are all perfect, I'm in awe of the mummy costume. Happy Halloween (late!).

Cathy said...

Great costumes! I wish Arizona changed time, at least this week! Your menu sounds priceless!

mama jo said...

your kids look so cute...what a fun dinner...you're so creative.

Jill said...

You seriously have the best posts. I love your stories and pix. Love it!

martha corinna said...

The costumes are so colorful, and the nails are brilliant.

queenieweenie said...

I LOVE the clowns! Nobody does clowns anymore and they are so, so cool.

I'm sitting here eating my milanos (favorite cookie ever...how did you know?) and listening to my Christmas tunes. Shhhh...don't tell my husband.

Thank you SO much for the fun prize. I love getting mail-especially with treats. You are awesome!

Ilene said...

That mummy costume is fantastic. We have a bowl of candy leftover. I take out all the chocolate and the kids get the Smarties and Tootsie Rolls. I love my kids but not enough to waste chocolate on them.

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