Monday, November 15, 2010

Impeccable Timing


Grandma Mickie must have a secret magical power of foretelling the future.  Or she knows the chaos that is our house a little too well!  A package showed up the Thursday before Halloween, and the boys were beyond excited to find new jammies among the candy & treats.  Owen immediately started pulling his shirt trying to get it off to wear his new jammies and the older boys raced to see who could get their new favorites on fastest.

What Grandma didn't know is she was also saving me from Halloween meltdowns later that night.  In between Kindergarten Halloween Party and the Trunk or Treat the same night Jackson put his Transformer's body suit behind a cabinet.  Then couldn't remember where it was.  Combined with the fact that Carter had already lost the pants to his Pirate costume, we were only 1 out of 3 in the costume department.  So we went to the Trunk or Treat in matching Halloween Pajamas.  And the fact that the Pumpkin faces glow in the dark is "the awesomest" to quote Jackson.

Jackson insisted he be photographed with his witch.  This was from Grandma Kathy.  At 5 years old, stuffed animals aren't always the biggest draw anymore, but for some reason the witch is now a permanent part of Jackson's entourage.

Carter as usual lately is not helping in the smiling for pictures department, so here we have the Three Year Old lesson in smiling.  #1 Make funny mouth faces. (while looking incredibly amused with yourself with your eyes)  #2 Smile adorably but turn at incredibly weird angles.  #3 Do exactly as mom asks you but do it looking away from the camera.
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