Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Obligatory Halloween Post

I am happy to say that we had the highest turnout of trick-or-treaters in the seven Halloweens we've lived here. Yay! I actually went through all my candy. I even bought a spare bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, just in case, and I ended up opening them and using all of them. Wait, that sucks now that I think about it! I was hoping to have to snack on them because they were left over. BUT I am happy to see my previously super-lame neighborhood finally get their act together on Halloween. (I think we had about 30 kids. That's good for the ghetto, where you're just as likely to get crack rocks in your sack as Snickers.)

As for my kids, they had a blast. They were both old enough to "get it." Miraculously, Daphne didn't walk into any houses this year! Beck, on the other hand, walked into two. Once he made it all the way back into the master bedroom at before we realized he wasn't on the doorstep with us anymore. Oops! Sorry about that, Neighbor.

We also hit double the houses this year. I could have gone on all night, and I'm sure Daphne could have too, but Beck petered out after 2 streets, up and down. Killjoy.

So, here are my lovely kids. (Oh and you may notice that they are dressed opposite to the way that 90% of you voted. As it turned out, they were out of the cowgirl costume I wanted in Daphne's size, and we decided it was unlikely that Beck would sport the braids in the Indian brave costume, so we went with the black and white cowboy and Indian squaw theme instead.) Beck, always so astute and p.c., announced at several houses, "Cowboys SHOOT Indians!" Thanks, Son. Now grab your M&M's and let's go.




Sadly, I packed up the Halloween decor today. Goodbye tombstones. Goodbye skeleton bones. Goodbye jack-o-lanterns and fake blood and spiders and webs. I'll see you in 10 months, 26 days.

19 comments:

Mrs. Organic said...

They look adorable! I just figured out that you married someone from my high school class. Small world, isn't it?

MiaKatia said...

Well the 90% obviously voted wrong because the kids are adorable!!! Love the costumes.

Megan said...

They look so cute!! I love that theme!

L. said...

Thanks so much for the picture! How did you get them to pose so delightfully!? I'm putting that one in my family picture book!

(Beck strolling into someone's bedroom! That cracks me up! Hahaahahaah)

So, Ms. Organic, how did you identify Arianne's husband as an old classmate? Was it the photo or the description? Or her slip that included his actual name?

alex dumas said...

They would have looked cute in anything they wore, I'm sure. Daphne needs to learn the phrase "Indians scalp cowboys."

Tiffany said...

So stinking cute! I miss Halloween already.

Tom Bailey said...

Pictures like this remind me of being a kid wearing Cowboy boots and spurs and carrying guns. Things I would never do today.

Thanks again for being one of the first posters on my blog.

kado! said...

LOVE the costumes! They look great!

...you sound like me! I'm always like...come-on...lets go to one more block...kids are lazy now-a-days....or maybe they just know I'll buy them candy when their bag runs out....hehehe!

Vanessa said...

Cute kids.

And how funny, our Halloween posts are titled the same. Great minds think alike.

Koreena said...

Their costumes are so cute!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

They both look like they should be modeling those costumes for Party City... haha love the pose Daphne!

do you really live in the ghetto?

jennie w. said...

Me likem costumes

rae said...

Love the poses. Look at your girl with the little dip in the knee. Future professional costume model, probably.

Jen said...

I dont think I voted, but they look really cute in the ones you got them!

M-Cat said...

They are so cute! And is it lame that I had the halloween stuff packed at about 8:30 that night?

Stupid holiday

Nicki said...

Cute, as always!

tiburon said...

Awww they look super cute! Nice choices!

Shawn said...

Oh my GOSH----they are SOOOOO adorable!!

André said...

Yup, Daphne has learned to pose already. Do they have an America's Next Top Child Model?