Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009: What Should Have Been

**I just took some I hope this post makes sense by the time I get to the end.** 

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away...there lived two little kids that were excited about Halloween.  For weeks and weeks, when asked what they wanted to be...they would always answer a butterfly...and a ghost that scares butterflies.

Being the cheap fabulous mother I am...I ordered wings from E.bay and I took an old off white sheet and cut it up to make a ghost costume. This also seemed like an excellent idea at the time because the Ghost that scares butterflies...was sick. But he didn't have swine flu. The sheet covering the face of the non-swine flu having toddler was a fabulous plan.  Until the sickly toddler decided that he hated the sheet covering his germ covered face and refused to wear it.

Enter Plan B.

The sick toddler's halloween costume from 2008 has been hanging on a peg in his room for a year because  I'm lazy I think it makes a cute decoration.  So we slapped that puppy on, thanked baby jesus that it still fit and called it a day.

It was a beautiful day in Utah...I love watching the sun set.

Mallory told Bobbi at the last minute that she had to dress up as a kitty....she did a good job throwing together an outfit.  I went as a tired, sick Mommy that never gets a sick day. Yeah, I'm bitter...

We had a great time trick or treating!  The kids really got into it even thought the costumes of other kids scared the heck out of Mallory and Bobbi got stuck carrying her around most of the time.  Our last stop was trick or treating OUR see if Daddy who was dressed like Sprockets would recognize them.

Velcome to "Shprockets," I am your host, Dieter

Take this broken wing,  And learn to fly again...


In my Ny.quil induced haze I just decided to participate in NaBloPoMo.  Some of you may have heard of it before....and wondered what the heck it is.  Trust me, I've wondered the same fact, I thought it was something naughty for a long time and just recently discovered that it means I have to post every single day in November.  That shouldn't be that hard right?

I'm about to pass out so I'm going to crawl to bed now.


EDITED: I forgot to add last night....that I will be drawing all commenters names out of a hat for a PRIZE on December 1st.  


  1. Cute little trick or treaters. Feel better soon.

  2. Your kids look cute! And I am dying laughing at your hubby as a sprocket! The neighborhood kids are probably like, "the weird German dude with a black bodysuit on down the street has good candy," LOL.

  3. Looks like they had fun. And wonderful costumes without having to spend a lot of money, now that is smart!
    Stopping by from SITS

  4. Ohhh, it's bad enough when you don't feel well, but having to trick or treat and such on top of it all . . . you deserve a day in bed! Looks like a great night!

  5. See, it is good to never get rid of anything, you just never know when you might need it again! Glad you had fun and hope you got some rest!

  6. what a great view! feel better

  7. They're adorable Connie. Hope u had a little fun sick mama. :-)

  8. I think all of us in blog land are sick right now- I am so congested that I can taste anything!!! UGH!

    Sounds like a fun night. Looking forward to a month of blogs....


  9. Awww, the kiddoes look so cute!!! I am sorry you are sick, though. Sending lots of good healing vibes your way!!! xoxo

  10. They look adorable! Looking forward to 30 days of new posts! :)

  11. Even though I carried Mallory most of the time, I still had fun!

    Mallory keeps telling me I need to be a kitty again!

  12. Uh, all my kids wore costumes from years past! If that's wrong...I don't wanna be right!

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

    xoxo ~Lisa

  13. sounds like our Halloween. But in the end they all had fun. Get better soon!

  14. Love that song...Broken Wing!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  15. Love those last minute switch-a-roos. Had Puddles all ready to be a butterfly fairy thingy and she demanded to be a dinosaur. Pushy for a 17 month old.

  16. Returning your visit. Thanks for leaving a comment. You comment, I follow!!
    I totally expected you to say that you made costumes and then your kids got sick and you stayed home... Glad they got to go trick or treating (and that no one had swine flu) :o)

  17. Great photostory! I do hope you feel better soon. :o)

    Stopping by from the SITS Halloween Parade! :o)

  18. SICK? What a bummer! I hope that you are feeling better. Seriously - can your kiddos get ANY cuter??????

  19. What a great night the kids seemed to have, even though Alex was sick, and you were miserable! Mallory looked so cute, and Alex looked great even in the same costume as last year. Bobbi makes a great cat, what a terrific aunt.
    Hope everyone is feeling much better by now, and can eat all their goodies.

  20. Aw, I'm sorry you were sick on Halloween! I thought the ghost/butterfly idea was awesome :)

    Can't wait to see what you come up with for your 30 posts in 30 days!

  21. Do you have any better pics of Calvin? I can't imagine what he looked like as a sprocket!?


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