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Monday, November 2, 2009

The best part of Halloween this year

Drum roll, please....

**Third Place**
KathyB!: Somebody needs to stay here and hand out the candy. Do you want to trick or treat with daddy or me?
Abby: Actually, mom, I think you both better come.

KathyB!: Why...?

Abby: Because those candy bags get really heavy and slow us down. We'll need both of you to haul the bags if we wanna make good time.




**Second Place**
On the afternoon of Halloween we were getting ready to go to a party, then trick or treating, and then straight to an outdoor movie/bonfire at our neighbor's house. Adults were supposed to dress up, but I spent so much time making the kids over that I was running out of time to do my own costume: I was going to be leftovers. All I needed to do was wrap myself in tinfoil and put an expiration date on my front. I dispatched my dearest husband (hereforth known as Captain Smart Ass or CSA) to check on the tinfoil inventory:

KathyB! Just go check so I know what I have to work with...

(returning from the kitchen where he checked the half-full box of tinfoil. 250 square feet of tin foil)

CSA: I dunno Kathy. I don't think we've even got enough to get around your middle...

KathyB!: (Using the evil mommy death stare...)

CSA: Um. Er. (pause. pause) Have you lost weight? No. Really. I mean it.


***First Place***
I know everyone's in kids-in-Halloween-costume overload right about now but, well, it's my blog :)

Let the holiday season BEGIN!

52 comments:

Helene said...

What a fun post! Will husbands ever learn??!!

I love the idea of being leftovers for Halloween! Why didn't I think of that?!

The picture of the girls is adorable! Looks like a good time was had by all!

Lindy said...

Is CSA now DOA?

The girls are looking really awesome!

One year (the ONLY year) I dressed up as an adult - my husband went as a battery and I went as a container of Morton's Salt...get it...assault and battery...I kill me.

Susie said...

Love your husband tripping over his tongue!

Danielle said...

Ugg, Men!!!
And as usual, your girls are beautiful.

ck said...

So...any photos of your costume? :)

Kristina P. said...

You are too funny! And your kids look amazing!

faemom said...

3rd place= Hilarious.
2nd place= Obviously your husband needs to work on his training.
1st= ADORABLE!

Pop and Ice said...

Such a sweet photo - and everyone cooperating. That's rare in photo land...

Tammy Howard said...

I'm not tired of looking at costumes. I love seeing what folks come up with. Yours are, not surprisingly, adorable...

for a different kind of girl said...

What great costumes the girls had! They're adorable even as they try to pull off the evil, eh?

Speaking of evil, that's a pretty awesome attempt at recover there on your husband's part! Hilarious!

~Laura said...

They look great! My daughter went in that exact same purple and black witch costume last year. I thought it was so cute! We would love to see the leftovers picture...

Laoch of Chicago said...

Looks like a festive day. Sadly in the big bad city there is no more tick or treating.

bernthis said...

You may have loved number one but number two was pretty damn funny

K said...

Happy Halloween!

I love this holiday.

ScoMan said...

Haha.. just enough to get around the middle.. I'm writing that down for future use.

Nana said...

That made me chuckle. Husbands will never learn.

Sounds like a good time was had by all and the kids are cutie pies.

Nana said...

That made me chuckle. Husbands will never learn.

Sounds like a good time was had by all and the kids are cutie pies.

CynthiaK said...

Look at that great photo! I LOVE seeing kids in costumes. Heck, I love seeing adults goof it up at Halloween, too. Now how can we get a shot posted of Mrs. Leftovers and Captain Smart Ass?

Tsquared417 said...

Hilarious! And I never get tired of seeing photos!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Oh, I love it! The kids costumes turned out awesome! Princess Nagger declined hubby's offer to carry her heavy bucket'o'goodies because she was afraid he's eat all the chocolate on the way. ;)

Your hubby's comment cracked me up - not because of the accidental insult, but because I was expecting him to come back and say there would be just enough tin foil if you made it into a bikini or something sexy... ;)

Jen said...

Husbands can be such dumbasses sometimes. I bet 250 ft covered you four times.

And I love the picture. Glad you all had fun.

blueviolet said...

The kids look great! I'm not in costume overload at all. I love seeing photos!

Husbands say the dumbest things!

beth said...

the girls look great! love your idea. so clever! happy fall!

beth said...

the girls look great! love your idea. so clever! happy fall!

Yaya said...

Great picture! I love it!
"Leftovers", that is awesome!

ZenMom said...

What great costumes. Beats my Target (non) creations.

Love the quotes. Especially the hubby's. Hey, at least he tried to rebound.

The Rambler said...

Kids are so smart. :)

Husbands....not so much.

xoxo

Cairo Typ0 said...

Your daughter is a smart cookie!! Your husband - not so much. LOL Although he did try to backtrack, i'll give him that much. LOL

TKW said...

Going as leftovers? Genius! I'm doing that next year!

I love the spooky faces the girls are making!

buffalodick said...

Very good read! Sorry about your loss- I didn't know until now..

LadyFi said...

Great photo! And your husband's comment is priceless...

Court said...

I was the candy bag hauler too! My favorite moment was when my two year old started yelling: everyone go home! It was only six pm!

Grant said...

CSA should have said that you were short on tinfoil, but that there was plenty of plastic wrap. FYI - leftovers don't wear lingerie.

Mayhem and Moxie said...

You're right. It is your blog. You should post whatever you dang well please.

I just read your last post too. While my heart breaks for you, I am glad to see that you are backing to writing. Self-expression can be good for the soul.

xoxo

evenshine said...

I want to live in the Belinski house! You guys have so much fun. But I would have made my hubby EAT that tin foil.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Leftovers! lol perfect!

the comment? He will need to pay for that for-freaking-ever!

countryfriedmama said...

Have you forgiven the husband yet? Poor guy. I almost feel bad for him.

Pam said...

Great Halloween photo. Wonder why CSA wasn't in it? LOL!

Mary K Brennan said...

Awesome! I'm so jealous. I got so busy on Halloween, I remembered everything but to take a picture of my kids. What was I thinking?

Unknown Mami said...

Leftovers. I love it.

passions and soapboxes said...

Hey! Where's the leftovers. We wants the leftovers. They are seriously cute.

the ungourmet said...

So funny! I always wiggle out of doing the trick or treating rounds by staying home to pass out the candy. I get to stay warm, drink wine, and blog. What a great night!

I love everyone's costumes!!

peewee said...

HAHAHA. Second place should have been first. PRICELESS.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

It's kind of sad when they stop dressing up, enjoy it while you've got it. Which you are ; -)

JR said...

Haha. 2nd place would have got me a punch in the gut! Thanks for the story!

Grand Pooba said...

No such thing as kids-in-Halloween-costume overload! What cuties!

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

What a great post... Why is it that kids can be so smart sometimes, i.e. knowing that they would need BOTH of you to carry all the candy; yet hubbys can be so stupid, i.e. the foil???
Since my kids have grown up, I don't get to take pictures of little ones in costume anymore, just poor lil' Nano, so post as many as you like!!
Happy Halloween!!!

Bee and Rose said...

BEST.Halloween.Post.EVER! lol! I love it!

Ink said...

LOVE IT! And what a great pic, too. :D

Nishant said...

I dressed up as an adult - my husband went as a battery and I went as a container of Morton's Salt...get it...assault and battery.. Work from home India

Zeemaid said...

*LOL* I love the CSA. I think I'm gonna have to steal it. Keep him guessing.

Love the photos of the girls! They look amazing. I too would love to see a pic of your costume. ;)

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