Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Trick or Treat! Smell my feet! Give me...err...yah.


So Halloween came and went without a hitch. Well, I take that back. The only bad thing about Halloween this year was putting my incredibly grumpy kid on a bus this morning for school, when he was convinced that the day after Halloween should be a national holiday.

"I don't get it." He said. "We don't have to go to school on the day after Thanksgiving. Pilgrims, ghosts, what's the difference?" Then he told me that I should make some phone calls to do something about this.

Ha, Ha. The evil plot to stay home, eat candy and play video games all day was once again thwarted.


Tuesday happens to be Phil's long day at work. Typically he will leave here at 5 or so in the morning and not get home until 8 at night, and since last night was Halloween, he actually went in to work 2 hours early for a 3 am start, just so he could be home to go Trick or Treating with us. He was pretty wiped out by the time he got home, so he announced that he was dressed up as a "Tired Motherf*cker" and made himself the official photographer. It's a shame really, because he had the most realistic costume. :)

Even I dressed up last night. I mean, I was a witch, so technically I didn't really have to dress up (/winks) but I went ahead and got a new dress and broom anyway, just to celebrate the occasion. Can't ever have enough brooms, you know.

Sebastian got ready to trick or treat the minute he got home from school. So, it was his job to handle the early trick or treaters while I got myself ready. This didn't go as well as I'd hoped, because he kept coming back to get me every few minutes so one of his buddies could see my costume or so I could fix someone's busted mask.

Finally though, we were ready, and Phil got home and we piled into the car to head over to Annie's to meet up with them, because Sebastian was going to trick or treat with their kids.

Here's a picture Phil took just before we left to go to Annie's mom's house...Top, from left to right: Annie's husband, Adrian the Ghost buster (holding Will, dressed as the puppy, and man, was he freaking cute) then Annie the Devil, then me. Bottom was Princess Abigail dressed as the angel, Sebastian, and then Blake, dressed as the Death Summoner.

See, Annie and I, we're not much different now than we were in high school. It's just that now, most of the people we hang out with are a lot shorter than us. That's all, really. :)

We took off from there and went to Annie's parents, where her Dad jumped out at the kids when we arrived. I think Blake prepared Sebastian for this, because I was kind of expecting that he'd wet his pants, but he really just shrugged it off, lol. From there, we went trick or treating.

I know after living in New Jersey and experiencing the lovely winters out there that I shouldn't be one to bitch, but holy cow, was it cold last night for trick or treating. The last couple days have been unusually cold here...like, frost on the grass cold in the morning, and that's not supposed to happen for a while yet. It didn't bother the kids all too much, but the parents weren't getting any candy out of the deal, so we huddled up and complained as we made the kids run to all the houses.

After we were done, we went back to Annie's parents to thaw out, and then we headed home, where I was finally able to get Sebastian to eat dinner and Phil off to bed, since he had to work today, which is typically a day off for him.


Before I end my post for the day, I have to post the cuteness that is our dog, Cassie. She's a really funny dog, because she actually LIKES to be dressed up in dorky outfits. Her whole personality changes when she's wearing something. She prances and poses and shows off a bit, and yesterday was no exception-it was just another excuse to dress her up without making Phil run away in shame, so we dressed her up as a pumkin.

The hood was too big for her, but once she slowed down and took a minute to nap, I was able to take a better picture so you can get the idea.

Cute. :)
Have a good day, everyone.

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