Tuesday, November 2, 2010

we only celebrate sweet treats day, mkay.

i never grew up celebrating halloween. it was called "satan's holiday" around my house...we couldn't participate in such a thing as animal sacrificing and drinking blood. that's what you all did, right? no? hmmm, i might have been misinformed.
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so when i was little, we went to this  "Lord of the harvest" carnival that night instead. it was basically a bunch of christians pretending not to celebrate halloween. which makes me laugh. because we were. anyway, when i had kids of my own, i couldn't resist the costumes and the hub-bub of it all. i don't particularly enjoy witch/demon outfits and gory costumes...i don't see the cuteness-factor in those things, but all the other stuff is really fun and frankly, gives me an opportunity to eat my kids chocolate candies they bring home. the whole time i'm out there with the kids i'm thinking...i know you're tired, buddy...but one more house. just one more house layne. you can do this...they have snickers at the next one. i can smell it!
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but honestly, the one thing i really, really dislike about halloween are the adults that go door to door with their kids... with bags...not dressed up even...just collecting candy. that's not cool. i want to throw a sucker at your face because i'm hormonal, but instead i smile and say, oh look at you...trick-or-treating too. fun. but i say that in a not-so-fun monotone way. slightly passive aggressive, but mostly sarcastic. i'll pray about it.



so this year, lila was a barista with her cousin george, who was a baristo(pronounced buh-ree-stow). i made that up because "barista" sounds too girly.
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we put fake glasses on them and everything(because everyone at starbucks has trendy glasses). my sis made the aprons from her old gear when she used to work there. they even had flare on them...a mug award.
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(BTdub, this is my mom who never let us dress up but now secretly loves when we bring our kids over in costume and also hands out FULL size candybars to all the neighborhood kids on halloween. hmmm.)

and layne was a ninja turtle yet again this year. last year, his costume was a jimmy-rigged version. but this year he was a LEGIT Raphael. my hubby's coworker had a son(who is now my husbands age) who wore this when he was little. handmade and everything. can you tell that layne hated the head part? he's all about comfort...much like his mother. so of course i only made him wear it for pictures.
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overall, besides a couple hundred meltdowns, we had a fun sweet treats day.
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we never said trick-or-treat, but instead chose "sweet treats please". again, passive aggressively pretending that we're not celebrating "halloween". just go with it.
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and random side note because I LOVE DEALS: 6 movie tickets for $30 on the seattle groupon today. you don't have to be from seattle to get the deal! these are redeemable at movietickets.com which services most theaters nationwide.(AMC, dickenson...etc). it even works for IMAX. cheapola... go HERE for the deal.

20 comments:

  1. Holy crap. Lila looks SO grown up!!! So stinkin' cute!!!! Love that Audrey even put glasses on George. Layne looks fab too, of course:)

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  2. I read this aloud to Rach on our way from school. We both LOLed a lot. BaristO. Hehehe.

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  3. Clever! I don't have kids, but I'm still allowed an opinion on Halloween, right? RIGHT? Anyway, I'm with you. I don't like the heebie-jeebieness of it but hello, dressing up + candy = pretty sure that's in Scripture somewhere. And Looooove the barista/baristo thing going on! Cute, cute!

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  4. my parents were definitely the meanies that picked us up early from school early so we couldn't celebrate halloween.. and now they love it. of course.

    i don't like adult trick or treat-ers either. i just give them one now-and-later.

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  5. So cute! Love the pic of Lane's meltdown=)

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  6. I'm sorry but are you ME, because if i wrote down my thoughts about halloween and passive aggressiveness, it would sound like that post. word! thanks for the tip about seattle groupon! aren't you in Kansas though?!

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  7. bahahhaha.

    your parents sound like mine. sweet treats day along with disney movies, the backstreet boys and many other things were the root of all evil.

    seriously i love your kids costumes. could they be any cuter??

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  8. I love the costumes! The weeping Raphael picture needs to be framed. Totally hilarious. In an "aww look at the big head on the costume, I am not at all laughing at the sad little child in it" way...

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  9. AH hahahahahaaaaaaaaa.
    Very awesome. 2nd Starbucks costume I have seen - the other was an actual cup of coffee, so drink on that.
    I see now your kids are halfasian.
    Sigh.
    I always wanted that, but my white boy doesn't produce.

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  10. oh you guys make me laugh. george in glasses? lila with super long pigtails? layne with the ninja turtle head? so funny.

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  11. LOOOOVE the Barista idea. that is too cute!!

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  12. Okay, MOST ADORABLE COSTUME IDEA EVER! (That's number 1) And I'm glad you've found a fun way to celebrate a kid holiday without feeling guilty or weird (number 2) and I agree 100% about the grownups out there--esp. the ones posing with their newborn babies--like, hellO, that kid doesn't even have TEETH yet, so obviously the candy you took is for YOU!

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  13. you have a gorgeous family!! Thanks for sharing these fun photos! :)

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  14. the starbucks costumes are sooo perfect! im thinking i have that down next year!

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  15. My favorite costume for sure... Lila!!!!!!!!! oh my word she's adorable and BIG!!

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  16. There is so much awesomeness to this post that I don't know where to start. Oh yeah, Layne giving you the stink eye while you take a picture of him wearing the head piece...love the torture for the sake of a good picture. LOL!

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  17. bahaha, I love the little barista and baristo (haha) ~ too cute!

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  18. You are hilarious. Seriously. Stand up is in your future. Why not?

    p.s the kids look cute too :)

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  19. I found your blog recently and am back tracking, catching up on your life. I'm completely addicted now- you have me cracking up all along the way! And if you can make me laugh well then I'm a friend for life.

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