Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or treat, smell my feet...

Is it really Halloween already?? This fall has flown by.

We're still here. I know all seven of you have missed me. I've just been stricken with pregnancy induced narcolepsy, so anytime I sit down for more than 12 seconds, I pass out.

My kids are already high on life, with the anticipation of refined sugars that will fill their pails later this evening. I am sending warm thoughts filled with peace, serenity and extra energy to all the teachers we know and love. I don't know how y'all do it. This morning alone, I've had to tell my monkeys to CALM DOWN 84,000 times, at least. I've instituted a "NO sugar for the day" rule, because of what lies ahead in our day.

Hail, who completely understands this rule, tried to trick me into a treat already...

Hail: Can I hab an Oreo for bweakfast?
Me: NO. You know the rule today! NO junk all day. Besides, what kinda Momma would I be if I let you eat Oreos for breakfast all the time?? How about something healthy... like a poptart??
Hail: Ugggh. But Momma!! Fine den. Can I just hab the white stuffs from da middle?? That's not junk. It's not eben the cookie.


Instead of carving pumpkins this year, we opted to paint miniature ones. Don't judge. Do you have any idea how long it takes ME to scrape pumpkin goo out of FIVE pumpkins?? The kids always start out gung-ho and excited, but once they are reminded of what all carving a pumpkin entails, they bail. So, this year we painted. And they actually loved doing it. They even painted one for the Bitty Princess. It's funny, but I don't realize just how large a group we have until I see something laid out before me, like six lil' punkins all in a row.

We sure are blessed.

Wishing you all a happy, fun and safe Halloween! May you find your day filled with many more treats than tricks!
Big Momma and the silliest Punkins from the patch


Anonymous said...

So blessed indeed. Happy Halloween to you too, Big Momma!

thefamilyhudsonnz said...

Painting pumpkins is a great idea, NZ pumpkins are midgets not so good for craving.
Hope the kids had a great time.

Kiera said...

Adorable! Glad you're back! Missed you! Hope you're feeling well!! Love you!

tarheelmom said...

the fact that you've carved punkins in the past deserves a standing ovation! luckily, my father in law does it for us! hope y'all had a happy halloween. i'm expecting a cute costume post soon! ha

Voice of Reason said...

So none of them have artistic abilities, big deal. I'm sure they will excel in something one day.

The Howell's said...

We didn't carve one either and AM painted hers at the pumpkin patch and LOVED it! She still shows it off! Had so much fun last night!