We're Here


Yes, we’re here but between Brian’s birthday today, Holden’s new co-op starting on Monday, colds, relapses, everyday life and…have I forgotten anything? Oh yes, Halloween!...the blog has trickled down to the bottom of the priority list. So, I’ll just cram this post with H’ween pics, if you don’t mind.


This year’s costumes: dinosaur and a chicken. Esme was supposed to be a dinosaur hatchling but I just couldn’t get it together enough to execute. I did rally, though, and managed to get the dinosaur costume off craigslist (from a friend, by coincidence!) And once E discovered that her beloved big brother was a chicken last Halloween, she immediately starting clucking and insisted on the chicken costume. Amen. I forgot the rubber glove chicken feet for the pics yesterday but rest assured, she will don that most important item of her costume tonight.



Last year’s costumes: Elvis and a chicken. I think our traditional Halloween theme is incongruity. Yes, that works well for us.


And the compulsory pumpkin carving pics. I was more worried about that sharpie being carelessly flung about the dining room than the knives. It was nice to see the kids “get it” this year, although Holden was pretty disappointed when he learned that the candles inside the pumpkins were there to make them “glow up” rather than “blow up.” It seems we miscommunicated that very important fact.


So grandparents, eat your hearts out. I find it funny that both sets of grandparents reminded us not to forget to take pictures of the kids in their costumes. Seeing as how we take pictures of things like our breakfast and our new shoes, I’m pretty sure the costumes won’t slip our minds. (you never do know, though so thanks for the reminder ;-)


And Birthday Bri: a few reasons that epitomize my adoration of you:

When you make me a grilled cheese sandwich and I can’t get to it right away, you stand it up on one end so it doesn’t get soggy.

When asked if dressing up as Monsanto for Halloween would be appropriate (because it’s the scariest thing I can think of) you decide that going as genetically modified corn would be scarier. And to make sure people would “get” my costume, you will dress as non-GM corn, non-distinguishable from my costume, because that is the scariest thing you could think of.

When your vision of our family all sitting down to happily carve pumpkins while the kids silently and carefully separate the seeds from the pulp goes terribly, hilariously wrong, you smile and suggest we ‘try again next year.’

I love you my caring, patient all-together nerdy husband. Happy Birthday (and happy Halloween to all!!!)


Tammie said...

great pictures.

i love the GM corn/non GM corn costume idea. very clever.

stepstep said...

i love nerdy brina......and i love nerdy YOU!!! You cornE girl you!

kraftykash said...

Happy Halloween! Your kids look adorable! Have a Great Day! Kashoan

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Happy Birthday to Brian - love his sense of homour - the corn costume idea - most inspired!! Your kidlets look so darn cute in their costumes. The faces on the pumpkins are wonderful. Hope your trick or treating was heaps of fun!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Brian!! I love the kids costumes. I have to admit that last night was the first time we didn't take picures of the kids in their costumes. Hopefully they will live through the experience.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Hope you are feeling all better now! Happy Birthday to Brian! Holden and Esme look adorable ~ the chicken feet gloves, make it! :)

Simply Stork said...

he he...love the chicken costume :o)

~happy weekend~


Chloe said...

The pumpkins are great and the kids costumes are brilliant!

Michelle said...

Your kids are adorable! It sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun!

Ruth said...

Awww... your kids look so cute in their costumes!

Ruth xx

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

Love the photos! YEAH for chickens, dinos and scary corn!

patricia said...

Something about that chicken costume inspires great faces from your kids! Like maybe someone was plucking at their tail feathers...
Glad you're all still here!

Rachael Rabbit said...

I can't decide which is greater - Elvis or the chicken - fabulous!!!

Philigry said...

such fun pictures! i hope you all stay healthy, and happy birthday to your husband!
oh yes, they are jadite! i got the plates at a flea market.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Great pictures!