Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy Birthday (x4)

This was big birthday weekend for our family!

Happy birthday to Tara (whom we got to embarrass at the Mexican restaurant), Brad (whom hopefully has recovered from the shark attack off the Great Barrier Reef), Papa (whom Ryan thinks looks an awful lot like Colonel Sanders) and last but not least...Angus (who may not make it to another year if he keeps chewing up our possessions)!

Hope you all had a great birthday!! We love you!!

Is it whom or who??? Whom knows??

Thursday, November 6, 2008


It was a perfect night for trick-or-treating! We had a great time with the Wilson clan (friends who so graciously allow us to crash their neighborhood on Halloween!). This was probably my last year to choose Rye Bread's costume (in case you can't tell from the photos, he is an elephant--obviously the political statement didn't help the election!) Owie is all into the Goosebumps books, so he had to be "The Werewolf of Fever Swamp"--very scary!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mother of the Year

What does the "Mother of the Year" do for Halloween? Well...she decides on the afternoon of October 30th to make treats with the boys for their classmates. She ends up staying up until 1 am dipping (chocolate not skoal), sprinkling, packaging, tying cute bows and adding the all -important vintage Halloween sticker. Who appreciates this wonderful mother?? Certainly not her husband who cannot stand when she starts projects at the last minute...certainly not her own children who don't even like chocolate...and certainly not the classmates who ripped open the perfectly packaged goodies, tossing the cute ribbon and crumpled bag with vintage sticker aside to devour a small portion of the perfectly dipped and sprinkled pretzel or ghost before moving on to some other goodie bag provided by another wannabe mother of the year! And now, here I sit at 11 pm writing about this project, still hoping that someone will appreciate it! So sad...