Sunday, November 01, 2009

Day After

Great Halloween!

Well except for the kids who were out and about trick or treating at 4pm.

Call me old fashioned, but that's weird. I can excuse the 3-foot crowd for going out that early, but the older kids? Huh???

We figured it was because:

a) the Yankees were playing last night; and
b) rain was forecast for the prime trick or treat hours.

Ah well I should count my blessings they don't set "hours" for trick or treating like they do in other places I've lived.

And people are afraid of Oboner and the government dipping their fingers in healthcare--what about townships controlling trick or treat hours? Where's the outrage?

So here are the obligatory kids dressed up pictures.


Ha ha! I love the expression on Chunky's face! Hee hee!

Here's a somewhat better picture.


Chunky was a vampire like he was 2007 (Thank you Grandma for making him that black cape so many moons ago!), and Moochie was a simple pirate. I wanted to paint some stubble on his cheeks, but he wouldn't hold still. (And I got to wear my tiara around the neighborhood without too many weird looks).

Chunky got a damn good haul of candy and so did Dr. Mad Scientist and I.

We only got one trick or treater because by the time we got home--it was pouring. And we live on the 2nd floor and you have to climb two flights of steps to get to us...hee hee.

I had to snap a picture of Moochie at the end of the night, he was really good about keeping his kercheif on his head.

But he looked like Aunt Jemima by the time we got home.


Stay tuned! Even though Blogtober is over, I have a couple of cool things to blog about:

Trashy fun, the Pink Monster is done (!), and horrorscopes come true.

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Blogger Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Darn cute that's what they are! Vun, two, tree, Yaaarrrrrr! (I am talking like a count and a pirate.)

11:04 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Cute pictures of the kids! That's good that Chunky will wear the same costume ever year, because Halloween costumes (in my opinion) are ridiculously overpriced!

We had beautiful, sunny, windless 60-70+ plus the past two weeks here in the Cleveland area, and then of course yesterday, it dropped down to 50 degrees, and was windy and overcast. Figures!

I took my kids trick or treating with my brother and sister in laws' kids. They just moved to an upper-class suburb here in the Cleveland area, and wow, those people out there are generous with the candy! The kids got a ton of full-size candy bars, and some people were even giving out 2-3 of them at a time! The kids wouldn't let me raid their bags though! : ( Luckily my sister in law had bought some candy to pass out, and still had a lot left over.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang I don't get on my computer for ONE day and miss three post!! I like the pirate and the vampire! Wish they could have come to my house and trick of treated. We had one knock on the door with four kids. I guess that is better than last year we had one knock and only one kid. We then watched Eddie for your Youngest Sister. I have the second week of November off to work on my Christmas things. I hope that I can get them done in time and sent. Love, Mom

12:31 PM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

He does look like Aunt Jamima! I actually laughed out loud! Awesomeness. Chunky is adorable as a vampire too. Seriously, there are so many good uses for capes.

LOL, we started trick or treating around 4:30 because it was already drizzling and there were a ton of kids out already. Good thing too because by the time we got home, the streets were pretty deserted.

A set of "hours" just sounds stupid. What if your kid ends up napping? They have to miss out? Doofiness!

12:45 PM  
Blogger eespie said...

Very cute pictures! Glad you had a Happy Halloween!

1:24 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Looks like a good time was had by all!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Discoknits said...

You SO should've done the stubble :0). There was a baby pirate at our party yesterday with stubble - he won a prize :0). Moochie is a prize in himself though. Our little robot won most original - woohoo for Halloween

1:54 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

Adorable. Those kids are so cute, and I think everyone needs a day to wear a tiara without getting weird looks.

(a tip I loved - easy stubble comes from taking a wine cork, charring one end, and dabbling it on randomly - easier for a squirmy kid... used it for Indiana Jones one year and it was perfect)

Still can't wait for the pink thing ;-)

2:04 PM  
Blogger Coco, not as in Chanel :) said...

Yes, Aunt Jemima's offspring :) Sweet!

Love the ghoulish looks from Chunky - boogity, boogity

And, wear that freakin' tiara any damn time you want to ;p

2:11 PM  
Blogger Coco, not as in Chanel :) said...

Yes, Aunt Jemima's offspring :) Sweet!

Love the ghoulish looks from Chunky - boogity, boogity

And, wear that freakin' tiara any damn time you want to ;p

2:11 PM  
Blogger DPUTiger said...

We only had 34 trick-or-treaters, and that's a relatively low number for us. But, our school district is in the middle of a 5-day weekend, so we figured the number would be kind of low this year.

Glad you and your crew had a great time last night!

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute pics of the boys. I love your tiara...I think I have the same one! Can't wait for trashy fun & to find out what the pink thing is. Love, Aunt Susan

2:27 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

They are too cute! Oh..and you too!

7:05 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

The kids look so cute! The little pirate is getting so big!!

7:33 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

This is the first year in a long time that my husband and I didn't wear costumes, too. For the past several years, we've had a "family theme." The best year was the year we went as an owl, a skunk, a bat, a vampire and Quasimoto. We were "Creatures of the Night." So, I'm a huge advocate for dressing up, and I think your tiara was lovely ;).

8:32 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

LOVE how cute the boys look!! So glad they got a nice haul of candy!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Laura said...


Oh yeah, Cleveland and the suburbs around here all have set trick or treating hours. I assume it's so the cities can make sure to have extra police patrols out when the kids are trick or treating.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

I think we had trick or treat hours. All at once, around 4 o'clock, kids showed up. Not too many since we left the house at 6:15 and didn't come back until after 9 and it was pouring. That's why there's so much left over candy.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

Four o'clock? Unseemly. It should be dusk, at least.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Trick or treat hours in Highlands were 12-7. Curfew was 8pm, I believe. We started getting kids about 12:30, just after hubby told me it was too early for kids to be out and I shouldn't have gotten my costume on yet. :)

I love the kids costumes, especially Aunt Jemima's kid. :)

9:14 AM  
Blogger Mag said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww! A wee bairn pirate, a cute count and a princess!!!!

I need a tiara too.

10:46 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

What if Aunt Jemima *was* a pirate? Hey, we don't know what she did on her off time after breakfast...

12:15 PM  
Blogger Ina said...

Excellent costumes, love your tiara and bike T-shirt.

5:26 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Your boys are so super cute.

So glad you all had a good Halloween!

10:15 PM  

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