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Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Festivities 2010

October 28, That morning, I brought our pumpkins inside so they would warm up for carving later. After school, a couple of neighbor kids came over to play with our girls. I wouldn't normally let older (the girl is 7 and the boy is 9) kids play with mine, but these little kids really tug at my heartstrings and I only allow it at my house and when I am right there so I can see and hear everything that goes on. Their mother really irks me because of many reasons. This summer I noticed her because she was driving recklessly and had a little boy (probably 2 years old) in the front seat, not in a seatbelt, and when she was stopped I heard the baby whine and she was yelling "shut up" at him!! They have another brother who is 4 - same age as Adiee and he can't put a sentence together or even say very many words that are understandable. The older ones are always coming over to play and she has never even come to say hello or cares who Kasey and I are; I mean, for all she knows we could be horrible people, but it doesn't seem to bother her at all. Really!? Anyway, when it came time to send them home, they realized that we were going to carve our pumpkins and the boy asked if they could stay but we had dinner to eat and homework to do before we even started (not to mention we only had enough pumpkins for our girls). He wanted to stay because they didn't have pumpkins at home because his "Mom didn't want to spend the money on pumpkins for us" and because "the economy has really messed us up" The latter sounds a little rehearsed does it not? It did when he said it. I felt awful after they left. I couldn't even eat dinner, I was all teary-eyed and sad so I left, went to the grocery store and bought 4 pumpkins, a carving kit, and a pack of tealights. Afterwards, we all had a great time cutting up our pumpkins!!
The girls drawing the faces on...

The girls pulling the pumpkin's guts out... :)

It's kind of a dark picture, but this is our little pumpkin family. Kasey's was a little monster, mine is the witch face, Isla's looks like a 3-eyed alien or something, and the girls did great drawing and cutting out their faces...

I cleaned up the pumpkin mess, and stayed up super late so I could annonymously leave the pumpkins on the neighbors doorstep. I've come to the conclusion that I would never make it as a burglar! I was so panicky about getting caught! Haha ;)

October 30, My mom came to visit us Friday and stayed until Sunday afternoon. So since we don't leave our girls with anyone we don't know and trust, date nights are few and far between anymore... So we took advantage of her being in town, even though the whole night went wrong :) We had reservations for the haunted prison tour at 11:30 that night so we decided we would go to a couple of movies before hand. After dinner, we went to the theater to see Jackass 3D, but that wasn't what was playing. We ended up going to Paranormal Activity 2 since that was what was playing when we got there. We went back home to tuck the kids into bed, then took off to see Jackass. We sat down and then realized we had gone into the wrong theater, we were going to watch Secretariat. Well, the movie hadn't started yet which was good except that it was running late and we didn't have time to watch the very end because we were going to be late for the prison tour. When we got to the car, Kasey had locked the keys in the car (I never want to hear anything ever again!! I am the locking keys in the car-est person I have ever met but it wasn't my fault this time!! haha) So we called my mom to find the phone number of the locksmith we knew of, but he didn't answer. Kasey had to run all the way home (just down the street) so we could use my mom's car so we could still get to the prison tour and we would worry about getting ahold of the locksmith afterwards. We made it just in time to wait in a long line, only to find out that they didn't take debit card tonight!! So we had to hurry to the bank to get cash so that they wouldn't leave us behind. Turns out that the prison tour was a total joke, $22 to have someone throw water in Kasey's ear and listen to a bunch of high schoolers scream and grab you. Think of the potential, they could have easily scared the pants off of you which was what I was hoping for :) Anyway, we went home to get ahold of a different locksmith and when we did, we went to the movie parking lot to wait... and wait... Finally 45 minutes and 50 dollars later, we were able to go home and go to SLEEP!!! What a night! ;)

Mikenna, Adiee and Isla in costume... Adiee was Tinkerbell, Mikenna was a princess, and Isla was once again a ladybug. She got her fairy costume dirty, so we switched last minute... Gotta be flexible if you don't want to go insane I guess! ;) haha!

We went to the community's halloween carnival at the rec center, but it was pretty lame. There was only about 2 games, a crowded bouncy house, and the haunted house for kids was scarier than the haunted prison tour. We stayed for maybe 20 minutes or so. Before heading home, we went door to door to trick-or-treat which was chilly but a lot of fun. All-in-all the girls had a fantastic time!
Mikenna and her candy "stash"
Adiee and her "stash"
Isla and her "stash" Doesn't she look happy? haha
At about 6:30, we got home from trick-or-treating so while the girls counted and drooled over all their candy, I made them hot cocoa and topped it off with whipped cream (as if they didn't have enough sugar staring them in the face!! haha) to warm their little bodies up. We all watched Hocus Pocus while we waited for any trick-or-treaters, but it seems we got home just in time because the rain started coming down. We only had about 2 trick-or-treaters. Happy Halloween ALL!

1 comment:

  1. It's been fun catching up on your blog! I love that the girls went climbing...I also love the picture of Isla with the candy...great!