Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!!

I know I'm a little late posting this, with Halloween being last Friday and all, but I thought better late than never...right?! So, Ladies and Gentlemen...I present to you:

The Swamp Creature:



Ben 10:



Don't know who that is? He's a cartoon character that looks like this:


Now go back to the picture of Sam...pretty good, don't ya think? Yes, he's wearing the watch on the wrong wrist. He's cool like that. The problem is, MOST people didn't know who he was! Oh well, he did and that's all that matters, right?


AND...here is a picture of the crew. The Bee and the Monkey didn't get individual shots, unless maybe they're still stuck on my camera card from 2 months ago er last week. But they looked pretty cute too.


We had a really fun halloween! I was able to go and help at Sam's party, which was SO fun for him. He kept looking at me and grinning from ear to ear. It was awesome and so fun to see all the cute kids dressed up!


After school we went to our 5th halloween party of the season and then came home to get ready for trick-or-treating.
All six of us set out to see how far we'd get before the littles decided it was time to go home. They lasted about 2 circles, so Mark took them back to put Will to bed and put the pizza in the oven while the bigs and I set out for more. There was a little spook alley advertised in the neighborhood so we decided we'd go try to find it. It was fun! They had gone all out and the boys were a little scared to go in. The lady asked if they wanted "scary or non-scary" and they chose scary, but I think they were nervous about what they'd gotten themselves into. There was a guy at the end that started up a chainsaw and all the boys looked at him like: So...it's a big loud power tool, what's the big deal about that? clearly, they've yet to see a real halloween movie. :) We hit tons of houses by the time we were done. They all wanted to go to "so-and-so's house" over here and "so-and-so's house" over there until I think we'd covered the neighborhood twice! We had so much fun and we are still eating halloween candy...uh, which is not surprising at all since it was just last week, right?...silly me!

So, anyway...that is our halloween. Now it's your turn to get all of your halloween pictures up - I don't mind being the first one to do it. Being a leader comes quite naturally to me. Just get crackin!

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*cricket...cricket...cricket*

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WHAT?! What are all of you looking at me like that for???? You act like it's almost Christmas for crying out loud! Why on earth would I post Halloween pictures in December? YOU guys are weird!

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Alright, alright, ALRIGHT, stop it already!! ....Fine. I admit that I'm a little behind. I'm SOOOOOO sorry! Please forgive me. It all started with a broken spacebar. Turns out, spacebars don't like coke. WHO KNEW!! Do ANY OF YOU REALIZE how INCREDIBLY common the spacebar is? Just try to go without it while you type the simplest of sentences. I dare ya! TRY IT! ....That's what I thought. NOW, do you understand where I've been the last two months? Putting a period in between.each.word.worked.for.awhile.but.I.think.it.was.pretty.annoying to people for the most part. Then I tried copying and pasting a space in between each word. I got so good at it that now when I try to use a computer with a working spacebar my thumbs don't know what to do! I also found all of the lovely hot keys available by using the "ctrl" button. Since I'd press "Ctrl V" to paste in my space, if I was ever on a roll and going too fast I'd accidentally type another letter instead of "V". Let me know if you'd like a list of what happens when you type "ctrl z,x,c or b" in the middle of a sentence, I'm a master at it now. ANYWAY, my laptop went from a broken spacebar to a completely dead keyboard. Grr. I'm blogging right now from my boys' computer (which is ancient, but working) and will be getting a new computer (thank you husband!) in a few days. Sigh. Add to that the holiday rush-to-make-everything-perfect and the normal day-to-day mom of four boys stuff and you've got an absent blogger. I've also got a house to clean, a pantry to organize and so much laundry to do that I bet if I started now I wouldn't get done until October 12th of 2011. It's a good think I don't exaggerate or then I'd have yet anOTHER problem, whew!

So anyway that (in a nutshell - a really really big nutshell) is where I've been. Thank you for missing me, and I promise to be better now and to catch up on commenting on yours and adding my new friends onto my blogger list. I've got lots to post so be ready with your listening eyes!! OR, just skip over all my really long ones. It's okay, I don't mind. I get bored reading them myself. :)

Love ya!

13 comments:

Peggy said...

Glad you're back! And Happy Halloween to you too!

Cindy said...

Nice to have you back Mel. I was starting to wonder if you weren't blogging because you've got the same mysterious sickness I have. :)

Trish in Texas said...

Hey! Glad you're back! I was wondering what happened to you! We can't wait to hear about Thanksgiving in February and Christmas in June. (Ha! Seriously, I've missed hearing about those cute boys of yours!)

Brandi said...

Happy Halloween or whatever!
Love your post. Sometimes my life seems like a giant space bar! Or it feels like I'm the nutshell, so I can totally relate!

SM said...

I love Halloween!!! Even in December!! Love the costumes! You're SO CUTE!

The Forney Four said...

HILARIOUS!!! I just love to read what you write. I always crack up (that's a good thing)and would just love to spend the day with your boys and mine.

xoxo

AD said...

That picture of you and Sam is so cute! You look darling as a witch.

Glad you're back!

In my gratitude journal, I can now add the spacebar :)

Anaise said...

Good to hear from you and your darling boys again! I've been wondering what happened. You are ALL very cute in your costumes! Your boys are just beautiful.

Gee, just think about all your wonderful new computer skills . . . too bad you're so far away, you could be my computer guru.

Can't wait to read all those long posts as you catch up!

The Riding's said...

Hey Aunt Melanie,
It is me, Courtney. I just wanted to say that I love your blog and Danielle and i always check it out together. I have to admit I read yours then fill to overwhelmed to do mine cause I feel like I should have this cute, funny store to say and I just don't. LoL Well check out our blog. http://courtneyriding.blogspot.com/
Courtney

Miller Family said...

Hey friend! I've missed you. Sorry about all the computer problems. I guess a new cumputer will take care of the power cord issues too. You must have worked miracles to get our pictures together. Did you get yours? I can't thank you enough. Call me when you have a minute or atleast 30 seconds to talk. Love you lots, J

kirsten said...

there you are! you'rerightthisisn'teasy.

hope you have time to chill and enjoy the holiday - let me know if you want pointers on the pencil rolls! at the very least i can type you through it!

Christine said...

Hi! You're back! Your boys look so cute in their costumes, and you look so cute as a witch! I need your address!!! Email me so I can send you a Christmas card!

Reggs said...

thanks for the explanation. I had to check my browser twice to make sure this wasn't a super old post that my google reader had missed...
YAY, mel is back!