II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Pirate Cuties!

Finally posting the pics from Halloween. Both kids ended up dressing up like pirates. We've had Grant's Captain Jack Sparrow costume since last January when I got it for 80% off at the Disney Store...but for months we'd been searching for the perfect costume for Brooklyn. We learned that you can't be picky AND cheap about costumes. The one she really wanted was about $80. HaHaHa! I wouldn't spend $80 on a kids outfit of ANY sort ...but CERTAINLY not on one that is to be worn ONE day of the year for make-believe! (wHo DoEs ThAt?) Anyway, I tried and tried to talk her into Raggedy Ann or Annie or Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz or Superwoman or basically ANYTHING that I could find on e-bay that was unique-ish and reasonably priced (under $20). Nothing was good enough in her eyes. So...the result was...no costume. We ended up running to Walgreen's an hour before it was time to go to pick out SOMEthing. We finally agreed on this cheapo pirate costume. Neither one of us liked it a whole lot---but there weren't very many options. Still, I had to grit my teeth to hand over FIFTEEN dollars for this totally chincy costume. (It actually ripped apart in several places within the first hour of her wearing it!) Anyway, they had lots of fun and got enough candy to last for a couple of years. (we filled up 5 gallon-sized ziploc baggies!!!) Thankfully, I sent some to my teenage neices and nephews with my brother when he came to visit, so I was able to get rid of a lot of it. The rest of it can be found in a big bowl in the pantry or on my hips! I have eaten more of the stuff than EVER this year. Normally I'm not a big candy eater....just a chocolate every now and then and maybe some Hot Tamales or Bit-o-Honey in a blue moon...but this time it is just calling out to me everytime I come within a few feet of the pantry! Augghhh....I have a feeling I am not going to make my goal of being at 130 by Thanksgiving. Even though I'm working out like crazy, I still don't think it's enough to keep up with my candy-habit. So...what's your favorite candy?


Teresa said...

I think she loooks adorable! Now is the time to shop for next years costume...I picked up quite a few costumes at 90% off a couple years ago and made $75 on EBAY a couple months ago. Super easy money there.

I'm not a candy person really. I like a Snickers every now and then but that's about all. I like to buy the really small square size snickers and keep them in the freezer. One that small is enough to satisfy my sweet tooth and I love them frozen.

KC said...

I'm not a big candy eater...I prefer ice cream over candy any day! LOL!
BUT my favorites are Snickers, Skittles, and Heath Bars...I just never eat this stuff anymore. However I do give in and have my occasional small "Heath Blizzard" at Dairy Queen. I try not to splurge on this to often, because it has about 700 calories...but it is a nice treat from time to time.

Kendra's Journal said...

ARE THOSE MY KIDS!?? omg! what the heck! they grew up on me! man i miss them.im back blogging.. i forgot my password so i couldnt do it.. ha ha! write me! love ya girl! KENDRA