Tuesday, November 15, 2011


(a little late.  whatever.)

For the church party we all dressed as characters from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.  No, my kids haven't seen the movie, but we own the Lego game on XBOX and my son has some of the Lego pieces.  So he was going as Jones and we saw this gorgeous Asian outfit for Munchkin ($5!!) to dress as Willie (the singer) and the rest fell into place.
Igloo went as Mola Ram the priest and carried around a heart shaped stress ball.  I went as an Indian villager and Tumbleweed was Short Round.  Isn't she adorable?

For the actual Halloween the girls changed their costumes.
Munchkin wore some dress ups from her box.  It's a red riding hood costume, but she insists she was a red witch.  Tumbleweed was a pumpkin.  By the way, we grew most of those pumpkins.  Fun huh?

 So CUTE!  I know all mothers think their kids are adorable, but, seriously, look at those eyes!
Tearing down the sidewalk.

We went trick or treating as a family for the first little bit which was a lot of fun.  Tumbleweed can only handle one block then we went home and handed out candy.  Halloween has traditionally been my favorite holiday, but I'm getting more scroogy about it.  I had a number of teenagers (some not even wearing costumes) and less than half the kids said thank you.  I'm so tired of the entitlement attitude.  Plus, someone stole the candy bowl I left out!  
My attitude was improved when the neighbors across the street invited us over for stew and suggested trying to start a block party on Halloween instead.  I know I took pictures of Munchkin dancing, but I cannot find them anywhere :(  They must have been lost in last week's computer crash :(  At any rate, we all agreed to learn the moves for Thriller for next year and I'm looking forward to it.  I'd rather spend it with friends than getting sulky over ungrateful teens :)
I'm also tired of the sugar.  I still haven't beaten the sugar addiction I developed over Christmas last year and I am seeing how having it around the house affects the kids.  So we decided as a family to limit our sugar.  We let the kids each keep 5 pieces of candy and gave the rest to their favorite babysitter.  We also decided to throw out cakes and treats after the holiday/birthday is over.  I've gotten over thinking it's wasteful.  It's not wasteful if it has no nutritional value.  Hope we can make this last!


  1. Ugh, I hear you on the sugar. One day I'm determined to beat the cravings, the next I'm sneaking hershey bars (which aren't even any good).

  2. LOVE the idea of throwing out the leftover treats when the holiday is over. I also struggle with sugar. I decided that this year, I'm only spoiling my diet on the actual holiDAY, not the whole frickin' season!!!!!

  3. Oh, and I forgot to mention that YES, your kids are darling. Truly.

  4. Heh, I just inhaled a sugar cookie. Inhaled.

    But I have been thinking that we really need to get off the sauce around here too. Toby is way, way, way way too into "cake!cookie!dessert!" stuff and this is not going to end well, I can see it - years from now, I'll be in my nursing home on a cookie dough I.V., mourning my son, who has finally spontaneously combusted after his 15th donut eating competition. Dun dun dun.

    Also, Short Round. So cute.

  5. i officially loathe the sugar part after it became the biggest obsession after the 2 yr old savored a tootsie roll. I mean really. It was heaven. And then there came the daily whining of "I want my trick o treat" and then the masterful climbing up and standing on the kitchen counter. AHHHHHHHHHHHH! We said one a day and I took out everything but like 5 candies (and got rid of everything sour/sweetheart kind since they're the worst on teeth) and then it finally had an end. I thought. Until our beighbor brought us cookies for making him dinner. Ug. And then after little man went to bed tonight we sat a carton of Rocky Road between us in a mixing bowl with two spoons. Yeah, was one of those days! hahaha