Sunday, November 4, 2012

Who Ya Gonna Call?


 We tried to continue taking advantage of picking out costumes for our kids while they are still young enough to not realize that they should have a say in these things.  We did show them a few minutes of Ghostbusters so they could research their characters and really delve into the roles they were assigned.  We skipped all the scary and/or "mature" content which made it much shorter (I have already learned my lesson about that) but they did get a big kick out of Slimer and the Stay Puffed Marshmallow Man. 
 We saved a month's worth of garbage so Brandon could work his magic and make these awesome Proton Packs.  The only problem now is that we've got to really cool pieces of creatively organized junk that I feel bad about throwing away.  Is there anyone whose kids need a costume for next year?

We had a great time at the Trunk or Treat at the church.  Talk about a sweet deal.  My kids ended up with tons of candy in about 5 minutes and they didn't even have to climb a single stair.
 In the past I have been less than enthusiastic about the whole idea of a Trunk-or-Treat because I think that my children should have to work their buns off running from house to house to earn their candy like I did.  But, as a mom, I have to admit that it really hit the spot for a school night holiday.
It left us with a little time to do some hard core Trick-or-Treating in our apartment complex with some good friends.  I really wanted to knock on the door of our old apartment and see how the new occupants were treating it, but they had a sign that they were out of candy.  I still considered knocking and pretending I was a vacuum salesman out on my rounds but I was worried that after seeing the Proton Pack they might actually want me to turn it on.
Besides, anyone who knows anything would assume that we were exterminators. 
 Of course my daughters, who take after their mother, know that Halloween is the best day of the year because of the CANDY!  They raked in a bunch and now I remember why we thought it was a good idea to have kids.  With two of them going at a steady pace they (and what I mean by that is we) ended up with quite the stash.  I'm already looking forward to next year when Rosy can start pulling her load.  Speaking of our little Slimer, she spent most of the evening this year snuggled up in her daddy's arms, snoozing.  I tried to get a decent photo but it was a lost cause.  This is only half of her costume, but it is the better part.

It was a fantastic Halloween and was followed by another favorite, dia de los muertos.  It was kind of a long day of me being sick so we didn't accomplish my lifelong dream of being in Mexico to celebrate the Day of the Dead, but I did pull it together enough in the evening to make it to the campus party, which was a pleasant consolation prize.

 What could be more interesting than a couple of living calaveras?  Nothing.
 While Rocky was busy checking out the altar, Daisy was doing this...whatever it is.
 Now there is nothing left to do but start brainstorming about next year's costume and daydreaming about the feasting that is just around the corner. 

Bonus: We are going to have to take all our pictures in the bathroom because it is the only room with decent lighting...and because it is the most popular room in our place.


Callie. said...

BEAUTIFUL girls, Marci! They are all just beautiful. And those proton packs are incredible--nice job, Brandon!
Glad you had a great holiday.

Katrina said...

You guys always have the best Halloween costumes. Where's the movie though? ;) You're girls are all so cute and growing up so fast. The slimer hat is awesome, and the proton packs too. Pretty much you guys rock.

Laurie said...

I had 4 kids pulling decent candy gathering weight this year. The only problem is that the older ones have started to pay attention to what candy they have and how much of it, so they get a bit wary of the "candy tax" that Dan and I like to impose. :)

You guys look incredible as always. Glad you had fun!