November 2009

Hallow’s Eve

Ashton and Emmy practicing their Trick-or-Treating.



We decided to start the festivities early this year and go Trick-or-Treating on Main Street.  I cannot believe the perfectly gorgeous weather we had!  It was a lot of fun but it quickly got completely crowded.  It was still fun to walk around and see all the costumes.

When we got home, Ashton was pretty tired and just wanted to watch Ichabod Crane and eat his candy.  Look at that, with that bag full of candy he really just wanted an APPLE!


So we went Trick-or-Treating that night.  We all started together, but after the first house we were separated.  Josh walked around with Emmy who loved it all and never wanted to come home, even at 8 PM she was still going strong.  I RAN after Ashton.  He and his friend, Mac, were running from house to house.  Ashton would skip houses that weren’t scary.  He was searching for two things: scary houses and KIT-KATS.  At about 8 (he was walking by then), he said “Moooom, there aren’t ANY scary houses and NOBODY has kit-kats.”  We walked down a whole street without knocking on any doors.  Then he saw smoke and a strobe light and ran to that door, picked a KIT-KAT out of the bowl of candy (THANK YOU!!!!) and then told me he wanted to go home.  Pretty cute.

When we got home, the kids ate some candy and watched a little bit of “Batman” with Josh and Kris.


After the kids were in bed, we were ready to watch our scary movie, BUT FIRST Kris and I had to dance to “THRILLER”!!!  I know you have always wanted to see Eleanor – the chubby Chipette, and Jeanette – the nerdy Chipette, dance to “Thriller”, so here you go….

Turner’s Halloween Party

Jason invited us to his TV/Movie Themed Halloween Party.  Here are Josh and Cari preparing their costumes….


Kris and Josh BEDAZZLING like crazy!


Josh was Richard Simmons


Kris, Cari and I were the Chipettes


Jason’s party was DA BOOOOMB!

Halloween Parade

Ashton’s preschool had a little Halloween Party last week.  Let me first say that Ashton LOVES preschool and is learning so much.  I am completely impressed with his teacher and all of the projects she has the kids do.  It is THE best!

So anyhoo, the parents were invited to come watch the kids in a Halloween Parade around the block.  We got there as the kids lined up and Ashton was all ready to go in the front…..


We borrowed some cowboy boots to complete Woody’s ensemble (Thank you, Aunt Koty!) and Ashton was soooo excited about them.  I noticed, as he was walking around before preschool, that he was walking strangely.  I thought “I guess that’s why cowboys walk the way they do, it’s the boots.”

So the parade started and my poor little Woody was falling behind quickly…


All they did was cross the street and then turn the corner and here is Ashton, in the very back…probably screaming in his head “MOM!!!!  HELP ME!  MY FEET ARE KILLING ME!”


Poor little guy, he still walked around the whole block with boots on that were a tad too small.  By the time he got back to us, he was walking slowly and all pigeon-toed and messed up.  Josh and I were laughing so hard while our hearts broke.

Soooo Sweet!!!

The other day I was cleaning or something and realized that it had been very quiet in the house (no fighting or crying or laughing or ANYTHING).  I went into my room where Ashton and Emmy had been watching cartoons and this is what I found!!!