Saturday, November 12, 2011

Silly sayings

Hailey: I don't ever want to go to Disneyworld because there are three things there that don't show their real heads - Mickey Mouse, Dora and that Duck! (She has an intense fear of costumes where she can't see a human face)

Hailey: Brother stole my boyfriends! I have two boyfriends - DJ and I don't remember the name of the other one.


The night we were filling our baskets to "boo" neighbors and discussing who we were going to "boo".

Hailey: Let's boo the cousins.

Mom: Maybe the cousins, but it's better to boo little kids because they are more excited about the spider rings and Halloween erasers.

Evan: Unless we put a World War 2 book in it. Then they might like it.


Hailey: Are Lord and God friends?


Hailey: I wish you were my Grama so the other Grama could be my mom.

Mom: What other Grama?

Hailey: Bonnus!


While we were walking down a hill.

Hailey: My legs want to walk so fast.

Mom: That's gravity pulling you down.

Hailey: Doesn't gravity sound kind of like Uncle Richie's friend?

Mom: (laughing) Yes, gravity does sound kind of like Rafferty.


Hailey sad about the fact that she won't have Mrs. Marchese for a teacher again next year.

Mom: Whoever you get for a kindergarten teacher will be nice.

Evan: Yeah. There are some teachers who blow whistles and hit your desk with rulers, but not in our school. All of our teachers are nice.


Hailey calls commercials "channels".

Hailey: I saw that dollhouse on a channel before and I love it!

Hailey: We will play the game again when a channel comes on.


Hailey: Don't fall off that skateboard Mom. You might crack your head open.

Mom: Then you would have to call the doctor.

Hailey: I can't call the doctor!

Mom: Then you would have to call Daddy and tell him to call the doctor.

Hailey: I can't call Daddy! I can't call anyone! I can only text!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Halloween in November

So it's already November. Almost halfway through November and I am just now getting pictures posted from Halloween. I don't know where the time in my day goes. We have so much going on these days - I feel like we are busier as a family than we have ever been and I have never felt so "in the weeds" on as many things as I do lately. It will all get done eventually, I know that, it just makes me nervous with the holidays coming up. I hate to feel overwhelmed and frenzied. I want to take time to live in the moment without rushing through the days to get everything accomplished.

So today I get one thing crossed off my list that is growing daily. Halloween pictures are now posted!

I loved my kids' costumes this year. We decided on them early and a lot of time was spent at thrift shops searching out the perfect pieces and touches for the costumes.

Spencer decided to be Billy the Exterminator from the show of the same name. If you don't know who Billy is, google him - you will be amazed at how much this costume resembles him. I love when Spencer gets creative with a costume. Ninjas and Star Wars guys are fine but how many Billy's are you going to see walking around? This costume was so fun to put together. It will go down in our family history as one of my all time favorites.

When the idea for the Billy costume was first mentioned, there was initially a big fight between Spencer and Evan about who got to be him. Evan eventually decided he would be Billy's brother and sidekick Ricky. I quickly tried to talk him out of that because I figured most people wouldn't even know who Billy was let alone his sidekick. It wasn't until I came across this coonskin cap while thrifting that I knew Evan would change his mind. So the hunt started for all things Davy Crockett/Hunter.

I loved how much he got into this costume. I think Dad may have to teach this boy how to hunt.

Hailey decided early on that she wanted to be a bad witch. We found a costume that she liked online but it was around thirty dollars. A couple days later on a trip to Valueland we found a witch dress and hat for two dollars. She and I were both totally sold. I thought her costume turned out really cute with the little touches we added to it - a real broom, the striped socks and the black "Wednesday" wig. Although I think she looks too cute to be bad.

Last but not least we can't forget this pair.

Trent and I went to a grown up Halloween party for the first time in years and had a hard time coming up with a couple costume. We eventually hauled out our old bowling shirts and went as Trashy Bowlers. The sad part is that I think some people at the party thought that was my real hair.
My feet hurt so bad after walking around all night in those heels.

Check out this hottie! I think he actually looks younger with that wig on! It may be time for him to check out the Grecian. Ha!

Happy Halloween! Hopefully I will have another post before Thanksgiving!