Sunday, October 31, 2010

Weekend Update and Stuff.

I’ve never considered my blog to be a “Mommy Blog,” but I am a Mom and this blog does serve as somewhat of a scrapbook for me, so you’re going to have to suffer through some more pictures!

Let’s start with pumpkin carving:

Is it just me, or does Lainey’s pumpkin have scoliosis?


Alivia thoroughly enjoyed the pumpkin guts:


The finished product:


I helped Alivia with hers, it’s supposed to be 2 ghosts with a bat at the top.  Shawn helped Lainey, hers is cat.  Don’t act like you’re not impressed by our pumpkin carving skills!

On Friday both girls had their Halloween parties at school.  They were lots of fun, but I’m going to state right now that I will never ever (in a million years) volunteer to be room Mom.  I’m just not cut out for crafts, or activities…with kids.  What’s that?  I’m a Girl Scout leader?  Oh yeah, I forgot about that.

Here is Alivia’s class:


Lainey at her party:


On Saturday we went to my sister’s house to go Trick-or-Treating, and we also celebrated Alivia’s birthday (a week early).  Let’s start with the birthday!

My parents got her a pillow pet, which she had been asking for for months!


They also got her Just Dance 2 for Wii:


We were all excited about Just Dance!  I’ve already danced to “Tik Tok” by Kesha twice today.  Don’t judge.

My brother and sister-in-law got her some parts for her Zhu Zhu pet town, this picture cracks me up because of Lainey’s face:


My sister and her family got Alivia some clothes and an American Girl craft set:


Alivia and Lainey are already fighting about the craft set.  I’m pretty sure that was all a part of my sister’s master plan.  Thanks a lot Biatch.

We had pizza, veggies, and apple salad for supper and an ice cream sundae bar for desert:


I know, I know, the Styrofoam bowls are totally classy.

The two birthday girls:


Happy Birthday (yes, a week early)!


Ok, last but not least, Trick-or-Treating:

We tried and tried to get a picture of all the kids, but the dog kept crawling away and Spiderman was crying:


(I like this picture because it looks like my two nephews (Monkey & Dalmatian) are looking at each other like WTF?

The 4 girls finally decided to just take some pictures by themselves.  My sister told them to give a scary Halloween pose, which resulted in this:


and this:


My brother-in-law’s Mom was also in town, here are all the grandkids with my parents and Grandma Carole:


(Ethan, the monkey, is in the car because it’s the only way he would pose without crying!)

Here’s a close-up of him:


Could he be any cuter?

Now, here are a few random observations and comments I have about Halloween.  First, taking your kids trick-or-treating does not give you a free pass to dress like a slut and call it a costume.  Second, if you are a male over the age of 10, please don’t wear a clown costume.  Yes, I’m talking to you, 40 year old man wearing a wig and a red nose with your hand in your pocket.  You are a creeper, and you know it.  Lastly, next year I will not give candy to any child (or teenager) who insinuates that I’m old so I wouldn’t understand your costume.  Of course I know who Joe Dirt is!  You’re the one who’s 10 years old, you shouldn’t know who Joe Dirt is!


Sparkling said...

Yeah, that slutty "costume" probably wasn't....

Your crew look like so much fun and so wholesome. Around here, trick or treating always happens after supper, which is after dark. I would have loved to trick or treat during the daylight as a kid. Oh and when it was warm enough not to need a coat. Nothing better than a costume and then you have to wear a winter coat over it!!

Cristy said...

HAHA, crowns are CREEPY, you're right! I love the picture with Lainey all surprised seeing her sister open that gift.

And, girl, you scrapbook away! your pics are CUTE as can be, I love looking at them.

Ange said...

I had some mom utter the word "bitch" to me under her breath when I gave a different person's kid two pieces of candy because they said "thank you" when I handed them the first. She was all "you gave that kid more candy than mine!" I said "HE had manners, if you would teach yours some manners he could have had two as well."

Really... I think I was justified.

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

I loved trick-or-treating when I was a kid - so much fun, and then I loved handing out candy and seeing all of the cute costumes once I got older! Halloween isn't really celebrated over here, which totally stinks in my humble opinion! It's great that your family is so close and that you can all celebrate stuff like this together :-)

Matty said...

Well, aren't these the cutest pictures. Those smiles are adorable. It looks like they had a great time and I'm sure they hit the jackpot on candy. And a hearty happy birthday to Alvia. She obviously loves he gifts.

Heidi said...

Love the pics. Your parents must be having the time of their lives!

blueviolet said...

Those pumpkins are so cool and I love the poses of your trick or treating clan. Too cute!

Chrissi said...

totally impressed with the pumpkins :)

love the ice cream sundae bar idea! happy (early) birthday to your little Alivia!! she is beautiful!

Amy Lynn said...

Cuteness! Your girl's hair is always so adorable and perfectly styled!!! Happy Birthday to Alivia, and you?

Amy Lynn said...

Oh, and we've decided that "kids" who have tattoos are too old to be Trick Or Treating!!!!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I am shocked with the pumpkins - they are so awesome, but then, you did make the rainbow cupcakes. Should I start calling you Martha?

Corrie and Phil said...

Oh...the ice cream bar. Of all the pictures, that one looked the best. I must be 9 months pregnant or something. :)

Melissa said...

I love the pictures! I think everyone is adorable!

Hayden had that same monkey costume for his first Halloween!

He made a cute monkey too!

Happy belated Halloween and Happy November!!!

Nikosmommy said...

Great Halloween post! The kids look amazing in their costumes. Halloween is such a busy time for our kids in school.... and now it's time to enjoy their candy!
P.S. Clowns are wrong. Always.

Meghan said...

Umm, can I come over and play Just Dance? And eat ice cream???

And your comment about being a Girl Scout leader had me cracking up - my mom was my leader and she hated crafts. She just wanted to organize the cookies:)

molly YEH! said...

your kids are too adorable!! amazing. i wish i was that little so i could go trick or treating again :-)

Christa said...

Happy Early Birthday to Alivia! Love the ice cream much fun! Your girls are adorable...cute Halloween pictures!

WhisperingWriter said...

Awesome photos.

I would LOVE that sundae bar.

Amy said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the kid pics in their cosutmes! and it totally looks like monkey and dalmatian are freaking out!

So cute;)

Erin said...

Ok, I am mom failure of the year b/c we have pumpkins on the porch, but we didn't even get around to carving them. aaaahhhhhhh!

Happy early birthday to your little angel, and love the sundae bar idea. Looks like everyone had fun!

Amanda said...

Love the pictures!!!!
Styrofoam bowls are totally classy, especially with plastic spoons.
And...hilarious comments about trick-or-treating. Loved every part of this blog!

Hillary said...

So fun!!! And no, Ethan could not be any cuter, I think that would be impossible!!!

All 10 of my trick or treaters were very polite, especially when I told them to take handfuls because I didn't want candy left over. I think I heard about 5 thank-you's from each kid at that point.

Oh, and I still have half a basket of candy left over, ugh.

Yankee Girl said...

Your girls out-carved me on pumpkins. I decided to free-hand carve mine and it ended up looking like I carved 6 randoms holes in my pumpkin. I still stuck a candle in it and put it on our front porch though!

I love the halloween pics. It looks like you all had so much fun!

Anonymous said...

WhaaaA! Loves!

I'm not gonna hate. You guys have mad pumpkin carving skills. I made my kids use markers. You do the math.

Alivias expression is priceless. And I took note of her manicure. A girl after my own heart!

Love the bday girls. Representing for the scorpios!

The monkey and damnation totally cracked me up. Def shooting each other the WTF!

And the styrafoam bowls WERE classy. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!!