Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Hauntings.

We were aiming for normal, and last night was that! It started with Phil promising to be home "early" and getting stuck in traffic. Yep- Normal. The burgers I was hoping he would grill, back into the fridge. One of these years we will have something other than frozen pizza for dinner on Halloween, but then again that would be anti-tradition. The kids were literally vibrating from the sugar overdose. Trying to paint an actual kitten's face may have been easier than Kiera's at 6:04 last night as the doorbell kept buzzing. It no longer chimes- I would like to think it is because we are blessed with a plethora of visitors, but realize it is due to the blazing sunshine that overheats our front and the phase the kids went through where they repeatedly pushed the button just to drive me insane.

The day started with the kids eating cheez-its and candy for breakfast as we walked to school for Phillip and Kiera's parade. Lily brought along her punkin of goodies from her parade and I was going to make her share with every child she ran across. Unfortunately, some parents are sticklers for this thing called nutrition and many did not allow their children to indulge. Erma Bombeck's If I had my Life to Live Over comes to's Halloween. If you keep a steady flow of sugar going all day it actually discourages the evening purge that results in puking- trust me on this.

Fortunately that evening, as Dad was trapped by the evil villain Traffic, Uncle Stewey and Wonder Woman flew to the rescue and arrived just in time to save me from disappointingly delaying the monkeys. They were out the door in a flash. Bella who likes No ONE, loves Jackie, I mean Wonder Woman. They made it about 3 blocks and were tuckered out. Then the fight ensued over who got to hand out candy. The winners were the trick or treaters who simultaneously had Phillip, Bella and Lily shoving candy into their bags while Kiera entertained the masses with acrobatics in the front yard. Talk about Family Circus.


  1. You know what's kind of weird? There's almost a resemblance (at least in the photo) between Bella and Wonder Woman.

  2. aw Jen, you forgot to mention how lily and bella were half dressed dancing around the pole ;) Thanks for the awesome night!

    - wonder woman


Lily Kay Monkey

Lily Kay Monkey
November 2008 Photographed by Shelley Detton (7 Layer Studio)