"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is my favorite holiday - free candy and no cooking!!!

However, I have been inspired by Jen to attempt to actually use my oven for something other than storage. This morning, the girls and I made cinnamon muffins. Of course, they were from a mix, but you gotta start somewhere. They were extra crunchy because little Catherine cracked the eggs herself.

Then, I searched for my crockpot, dusted if off ad took all the art supplies out of it, and we actually made pot roast. I sure hope it turns out to be edible.

We never got to make our "Happy Meals" costumes (big shocker), so Isabella decided to be an elephant. I got her a gray sweatshirt and told her to be creative, but while I was in Texas, she was lured by the store bought costumes at Kroger and became a phantom.

Anastasia said she was too old to dress up an animal (this made me so sad, she is only 8!) and decided to be a witch. She obsessed a bit about a tiny rip in her costume. She actually suggested that I sew it, which made me laugh hysterically. You would think she would know me better than that by now! Duct tape always does the trick!

We're not in Kansas anymore Toto!

Victoria was really mad about the wig. She has finally found her voice and she isn't afraid to use it! I remember how she used to just lay there and not show any emotion.

Catherine was a re-cycled dragon. Her costume was found in the back of the closet.

I love how Isabella is a scary phantom, but she's wearing her blue Crocs.

Francesca got a lot of stares as we were trick-or-treating. I know she looks freaky, but I wish someone had just smiled at her.

This candy will be mine, all mine!!!

My kids are so much more generous than I ever was as a child. My mom remembers how I used to hoard my Halloween candy for a whole year.

Happy Halloween everyone!


  1. I would have smiled at Francesca. And hugged her too!

  2. I'm smiling at Francesca from all the way out here in Washington state...

  3. Sending another smile from Washington State :)

  4. Smiling at Francesca and sending a big hug for all from Wisconsin.

  5. Looks like a fun night. I love Francesca's ponytail bouncing on the top of her head. I also love your blog...it makes me laugh aloud regularly...a rare happening lately! Thanks.

  6. Had we run into you trick or treating, I would have scooped baby girl up and hugged her. My kids would have been fighting to hold her and make her laugh. People often don't recognize REAL beauty.

    And yay...you have CANDY!!!


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