Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Halloween in November

I have this problem. Well, at times it is a problem. If I am going to decorate for a holiday I like to do it early so I can enjoy the decorations. Once the holiday is over, however, it is over. The decorations need to be taken down the next day. It is now on to the next thing. (This could explain why I am a year behind on my digital scrapbooks).

The problem is this...

Halloween is over. It has been over for weeks. The decorations have been down since the day after. But, I didn't finish my Halloween video until today. Why? Because I do the pictures in this family. My husband does the video. That is our role (as far as I'm concerned, at least). Coordinating my time to upload pictures and his time to upload video proved to be... problematic.
So, here I am posting about Halloween on Veterans Day. This fact makes me twitchy, but if I don't do it now, it will never happen.

As you will see in the video, we are into Halloween in this family. Dylan is following right along in our footsteps, and wanted to hit every single house in our neighborhood. "Dylan, we are going to skip this house". "BUT, NO! THEIR LIGHT IS ON!!!" One highlight was Dylan (who was completely obsessed with gathering as much candy as possible) seeing a pumpkin that another kid was carrying, and going to grab candy out of his bag! He was a little too focused on the task, I would say. The other highlight was me getting a cramp in my foot from my darn boots, and hobbling along, trying not to swear in front of costumed children. Dylan would NOT wait for me, so Jim had to rush after him, while I tried not to look too strange, hobbling along almost in tears, with no children near me. (Nope, didn't get that in the video. Sorry). I would just like to say that we only spent $12 total on all 3 costumes! We needed to buy bandanas, and we got Dylan's costume used. Believe it or not, I've had that puffy shirt taking up space in the back of my closet since the 80's! Who knows what Jim's excuse is? Happy Halloween Everyone!! (groan)

7 comments:

Feather said...

seriously, you're making me look bad. was i supposed to drag out the video camera for halloween? *looking around* where is that darn thing?

that's what you'll sound like after baby #3.

the montage was darling. loved the pirate music.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I feel honored you overlooked your anal retentive ways to honor us with your Halloween video on Veteran's Day!

I knew I should have watched it last night before I fell asleep in a cough syrup-induced stupor. I can't watch it in full at work, but I will watch it at home with the sound on!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

LOVE the costumes! And all the decorations - you guys really go all out!

JCK said...

It doesn't matter when it was completed, or put up, it is darling. You guys are amazing with your videos!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You all look great.

Now I can't stop thinking of the puffy shirt on Seinfeld

The Girls' Mommy said...

You are tall, skinny, and smokin' in that costume. I might have to start hating you...

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