Trick Or Treat

halloween-012  Garrison (aka Joe the Plumber) came home from work “early” to join in the festivities.  Our first night of trick-or-treating in the new neighborhood.  We have actually never taken the kids trick-or-treating before and so we were all excited to go.  The neighborhood we live in was filled with kids & adults out just walking and talking.  It was very picturesque…like something out of a movie.  Remember E.T.?

 halloween-014  Claudia was a scarecrow but got rid of her rafia straw as soon as she could.

 halloween-0131    Edison was America’s Next Top Model  OPTIMUS PRIME (the blue transformer.  Yeah, I didn’t know its name either.)


halloween-0161  I was a GARDEN GNOME…NOT A CHRISTMAS ELF.  They both have twinkly eyes and all of that, but come on…I’m wearing red and blue and garden-y stomping boots Not jingle shoes…sigh…garden gnome, people, garden gnome…halloween-020 

halloween-021 Claudia started to get cold, so Daddy wrapped her up inside his coat, which then made his costume “Joe the Plumber from the movie ALIEN where a crazy scarecrow baby comes up out of his chest”…

 halloween-026 the GARDEN GNOME (!) found a perfect red garden gnome type chair…

 halloween-025  Dark picture of Edison & Josh (a friend who came trick or treating with us) running to the next place for candy.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by katie jarrett on November 5, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Dear Kristin,

    I LOVE your costumes! James and I laughed at the oh-so-firmly-jawed Joe the Plumber, and of course we could tell that you were a gnome, not an elf. I was happy to hear that you have a lot of kids on your new block, because that has been the biggest unexpected blessing of our move to Forney: being on a kid-filled block. I grew up on a street that my mother had deliberately chosen for its lack of other kids (she placed a lot of stock in sheltering), and so being around other families with different values has been occasionally challenging (my second daughter mishears but enjoys using the 11 year old neighbor boy’s profanity, and consistently tries to interject “dommit” and “sheet” into her conversation), but we have really benefitted from this type of friendship. May you as well!


  2. Posted by Kristin on November 6, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I love that swear words with a Texan drawl sound so much more polite. I might try the oh sheeeet next time I drop something heavy on my foot. 😉


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