Saturday, November 1, 2008

FINALLY, Halloween is OVER!

Okay, don't get me wrong, I LOVE Halloween but it all seemed a bit much this year. I took the kids trick-or-treating for the 4th and final time last night and put their costumes on for the 5th and final time last night. I don't remember going trick-or-treating but once in my days, and that was on the actual day of Halloween. I think that I will make a resolution to only go on Halloween and also to the ward trunk-or-treat next year. That's it! I certainly don't want all that delicious candy sitting around just tempting me to try "just one more". Anyhow, we really did have fun and now that I've vented I'll talk about all of the good of the spooky holiday!We had a lot of fun getting together with friends for a spooky dinner/bbq. Then we all loaded up (literally loaded up in a trailer) and haunted the friendly neighborhoods. Surprisingly there weren't that many fellow trick-or-treaters out...which is another thing that's changed since my day...but we still had a blast walking around and begging strangers for a measly treat. Cooper had the tendency to walk straight into the houses of all these strangers--I guess I should teach him about keeping a safe distance from strangers:). We really did have fun and a big thank you to David and Kenda for organizing it all.The best part of the evening came after we got home. As Jake and I were changing Luke into his PJ's we noticed that Cooper was doing something very strange. Still in his costume, he was meticulously taking out every piece of candy and labeling it ("mamma treat" for big pieces and "baby treat" for small pieces) and then categorizing them and placing them in piles of similar candies. He had these 4 hershey kisses lined up in a row and one tipped over and he quickly picked it up and made sure it was sitting in a straight line with all of the other ones. It was so entertaining to watch and he was totally oblivious to us laughing at his peculiar behavior. Don't get me wrong, I am very grateful for an organized and clean kid, but is this bordering on OCD? I thought he took after me for being overly obsessive about being organized but then Jake related the following story. When he was younger he had a bookshelf with all of his toys: GI Joes, Transformers, etc. He would cut the picture of each of his toys out of catalogs and tape them to the bookshelf so that he would know exactly where to place each of his toys when he was cleaning up. Weird, huh? I guess Cooper takes after him. Well, after we had a good laugh we put them both to bed and started in on eating the best treats of the night! If Cooper only knew that all of his hard work went to mommy and daddy's tummies!
We've already taken down all of our Halloween decos and have Thanksgiving decos out and about. Now, what I can deal with is 4 different days of Thanksgiving and banana cream pies!

9 comments:

Grant and Shalie said...

I love your new background. And your kids look so cute! I agree that this year Halloween seemed to last like a month. Glad you had a fun halloween!

Annica said...

Cute cute costumes! Your kids are adorable. I feel like I say that to all the cousins.... but you ALL really do have cute kids!

rebabell said...

oliver does the same thing with all his toys- lines them up. actually, i was just getting ready to do a post on it. i think it's a kid thing. i can't believe you guys went trick or treating 4 times! How is that even possible??

Ashley said...

I know you are making fun of the picture on the shelf thing, but I actually think its a great idea! What a great way to get kids to clean up!

I cant believe you went 4 times! wow, how exhausting! Your kids are so cute! their costumes are great!

Amanda J said...

The kids look cute all dressed up! Good work on trick or treating 4 times - you need a good candy stash.

Meredith said...

looks like fun!! Wish we could have been there. :)

The Child Family said...

Your boys are so cute!!! Are you ready for #3?!?!?! I never knew it was Jake that did that organization thing, for some reason I thought my mom put up the pictures SO he'd get more organized. Show's how much I know my brother :(

The Allred Family said...

nice template. I am glad halloween is over too. Love fall, but I am sick of those dang costumes and all the candy. And how is that hot girl holding luke! ? :) j/k

Jessica Sedgwick said...

Count your blessings--No nagging to clean up his room constantly! I would give almost anything to have a child like that!