Monday, November 3, 2008

O Hour, Where Art Thou?

This week we forgot to set our clocks back and showed up to church an hour early. If only they changed the time every week, we'd never be late again.

School for me was cancelled because most of my classmates & teachers were traveling. At the same time, Jeff's team at TGN launched a big Jewish database that had everyone working extra hours. The collision of my free-time and his lack-of-time were coordinated beautifully, though accidentally.

Of course, we celebrated All Hallows' Eve, as is our wont. We attended Heidi's annual party on Thursday, participated in trick-or-treating at TGN on Friday afternoon, and finished by hanging out at Jeff's parents' house Friday night.

Bri now says Mama. She first developed a special I-Want-Mom cry that included the word "mama" as gibberish. Fascinating.

Bri Getting Some Halloween Love-Candy from Grandma Mary

We had themed costumes, and Bri was adorable. She went as a caterpillar, I was a butterfly, and Jeff went as an entomologist, or "butterfly catcher." Bridgette's costume was a little large, so the hood kept falling over her face. She reminded me of Boo in Monster's Inc. My friend Alyse made my costume, and it was gorgeous. I was a butterfly princess.

We got a few funny looks as we made the candy rounds at TGN. Afterall, Bridgette was not requesting or eating candy. It was her Mom fighting the crowds of children at the bowls. And why? Because I didn't go shopping for Halloween candy this year, so I recycled the afternoon goods and gave them to the neighborhood kids in the evening. Shhhh...

The following photos are as fine a description of Bridgette's first Halloween as anything I could possibly write:

Ellie, Heidi, & Jer as posh matching vampires.

Cousin Matthew hitchin' a ride with his daddy, Mark.

Uncle Paul Cuddling Our Little Bug

Props to the talented Miss Alyse for my stunning wings.

Bridgette with papa at TGN before the advent of trick-or-treating.

CAPTURED! (But which one?)

The scheming butterfly queen and her two minions.

"Mommy's Under My Spell" - a gift from Bri's great-grandma Summa.
I love the hand on her hip. I expect to see this more over the years.


Anonymous said...

I am so happy to see and hear about your Halloween. It sounds as if you all had fun, at least Bri seemed to have fun part of the time. The butterfly is indeed gorgeous. Bravo, Alyse! Bri's Halloween headband fit her - another hooray!

So, if you spent time at Jeff's parents' house in the evening, when did you hand out the "gathered" candy to the trick-or-treaters at your house?

Love you,

Kel said...

Well, since you are evidently tracking the blog with gusto, I'll answer your question here and assume you'll see it.

Our Halloween went like this:
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.: wish everyone had slept / was sleeping more
2-3 p.m.: get all dressed up
3-4:30 p.m.: trick-or-treat at TGN
4:30-5 p.m.: drive home
5-5:30 p.m.: outdoor photo shoot
5:30-6:30 p.m.: hand out candy
6:30-9:30 p.m.: go to Ma & Pa Johnson's (along with Mark's family and Sarah's family); play with cousins; build Tootsie-Roll teepees with Tyler; graciously accept multiple KitKat gifts from Dustin; watch Lili fight getting a photo with her cousins then get a shot where she is the only one smiling

Lisa Merkley said...

I love families who dress up with a theme. I have seen some pretty creative ones. I am either too lazy or uncreative (or both) to do it!

123 checkoutourfamily said...

I seriously thought she was Boo from Monsters Inc (at first). Cute costumes! We like doing a family theme too!

Kelly said...

You get some of the best pictures! I like the time chart for your Hallowee. Busy, Busy, Busy!!