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:
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!