Saturday, October 31, 2009

Costumes of Halloween Past

Here are some pics of Halloween Past
Garrett -pumpkin 2000

Garrett puppy/cow 2001

Garrett Cowboy- Wearing chaps and vest that were Brent's 2002 (or 03)  This was right around the time we got a digital camera and about 4 computers ago-haven't looked through back up disks.  ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE PICKS OF HIM-EVER

Maddison 2002 (a little over a month old)
Yes-same outfit as G-man Can't say that Owen wore it because sold at garage sale..

Friday, October 30, 2009

In the Spirit

Just because I don't like Halloween doesn't mean we don't have any fun.  Wednesday night before it started raining we carved pumpkins.  Kids did pretty well and were very patient.  Owen wasn't real interested but hung around a bit for a few pics. 

Finished products.  The BIG one is from a couple of weeks ago.  Garrett did the white pumpkin.  Maddie's is the one w/big mouth.  I tried to do the stars.  My mom gave Owen a "Pumpkin Kit" that required no knives.  He wanted the puppy over the pig. 

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I have a confession to make.  I really don't like Halloween.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Fall, but not Halloween.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Thanksgiving, but not Halloween.  I don't really know when the dislike started.  I am thinking very early.  Don't get me wrong I like candy, but the whole dressing up thing and going trick or treating just never did really appeal to me.  It could have been the fact that we lived in the country and had to always be drove places.  Get in and out in and out.  I HATED that. 

I can remember ONE (and I think only)  time my parents dropped me and my brother (katie sorry can't remember if you came or not) in Green and left us.  All I remember is that is started snowing and it was COLD.  We called my mom from the Green pay phone that worked maybe one out of 4 calls to come get us.  And we waited and waited and waited some more.  By this time my feet were freezing.  And I'm sure we weren't dressed real appropriately.  I mean who wants to wear hat, coat and gloves on OVER your costume.  Well soon my brother and I were the only ones left in our little group.  We waited some more-I'm close to tears and my brother I'm sure was telling me to chill out.  I really don't know how long we ACTUALLY waited, but finally my mother came.  A cat had climbed up under the hood to stay warm on the engine block and she didn't know it.  Yeah-I will let your imgaination go from there.  Anyway..a belt had to be put back on or fixed in some way.  I HATED it.  And it just sort of progressed from there. 

My problem:  My kids LOVE Halloween.  This year really has been an exception.  Costumes this year: sorry to say I didn't really care, but again this year-been an exception.    I bought a vampire cape for G-Yes I could have made it, but waaaaaaay to stressful for me, so yes I bought one.  Maddie-KSU cheerleading outfit found on clearance at K-State Place last year for 10 bucks.  And my ever so nice sister in law is letting me borrow a Monkey costume for O.   So far no blood, sweat, and tears- I pray this will continue up until Sat. night. 

Thanks for letting me vent. I am sure this won't be too popular, but it just how I feel.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Had a great time w/my man last evening.  My mom and sister took the kids to a pumpkin patch/corn maze yesterday afternoon.  I will have pics on that later.  Then my sister Katie took Owen home w/her and my mom and dad got the older two.  Everyone was quite happy.  Especially Brent and I who got an evening by ourselves to celebrate our anniversary. 

We actually went to the movies and saw Couple's Retreat.  It was pretty good.  A few uncomfortable moments, but overall really funny.  We then ate here for the endless shrimp special.  It was mmmmm good.  One of my favorite places of all times. 

We of course then had to hit Lowe's and Walmart (had to run a few errands).  It was a great anniversary.  Thanks to Katie and mom and dad for again watching the kiddos.  We really really appreciate it.