Thursday, November 13, 2008

Halloween Stories

Yes, I know it's almost Thanksgiving and I'm still recapping Halloween. Oh well...what can you do? I'm sure I'll be recapping Thanksgiving at Christmas time, so at least I'm consistent.

Anyhoo, I wanted to tell a couple of funny stories about the kids that occurred while we were out trick or treating....

1. Ashley: The Princess

The night started out a little rough with Miss Ashley when we were hanging out at our neighbor's halloween party before heading out to trick or treat. A big group of kids passed by, and Ashley decided to join their party since she was tired of waiting for us. I took my eyes off her for one second and I realized she was halfway up the street in the middle of this group of total strangers. Crap.

So I ran after her, and she sees me coming, so she makes a run for it. I'm yelling "Red light! Red light!" since that sometimes makes her stop, but this time it didn't work. So she runs across the street, and I'm running after her furious that she'd run into the street, still hollering "Red light!" the whole time.

Then the group of kids she'd joined up with started chanting "Run, Cinderella, run!!!!!" Hee hee...I love this group of total strangers rallying to support Cinderella against the crazy lady yelling "Redlight!" Sometimes you just gotta laugh.

2. Owen: The Chicken

So, we dressed little Owen up as a chicken, which is highly fitting if you know his personality. We had finally headed off to trick or treat with a big group of our neighbors, and I had Owen by the hand and was busy not paying attention to what I was doing and pulled him along a little too fast and he tripped and plopped right on his face onto the sidewalk. He made a *thud* and one of my neighbors stopped short and said "That didn't sound good."

I reached down to snatch him up and I just knew he'd have on his "silent cry" face and probably a big old goose egg on his forehead. But when I turned him around to check out the damage, all was well! He had a big old smile on his face and no goose eggs anywhere. Then my neighbor next to me goes "Man. That's one tough chicken." Ha ha ha! That just cracked me up.

3. Aidan: The Pumpkin

Okay, so I don't really have any great trick or treating stories about Aidan. BUT, I do have a completely unrelated cute story.

When I get home from work at night, the 3 kids greet me in their own unique little ways. Ashley usually yells "Surprise!" because that's how Scott gets her to pick up her toys at the end of the day....if she cleans up it will be a big happy surprise for me! However, she always forgets the cleaning up part and usually just runs around in circles in the middle of the still-messy room yelling "Surprise!" at the top of her lungs. Owen always runs up to me with a big old smile on his face, says "Dah!" and then runs away since he's got better things to do with his time. But my little Aidan on the other hand....he always, without fail, brings me a present. The *minute* he sees me, he stops whatever it is he's doing, searches for the nearest available object, and brings it to me as a welcome gift. Last night, I got a plastic ice cream cone. The day before that, I got a package of wet wipes. The day before that, I got a shoe. Who knows what it will be tomorrow? It's always exciting to find out.

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