Halloween 2012

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After weeks of practice, and far too many chances to wear their costumes, the main event finally arrived. We had another event of note coming up later in the week, but we’ll get to that after the candy and the costumes and what not.

Halloween came on a Wednesday this year, which meant another office party for me. Last year’s costume landed a little on the pricey side of things, so I decided to roll my own this time around. The boys thought it was hilarious, and it brought plenty of the exasperated groans I thought it might.


I be an airline pirate, har har harrrr.

Once you’ve finished finding the eyes that just rolled out of your head, you can gaze upon yet another photo of the boys in their fully-costumed glory.


This was about as good as I got before they started getting antsy.


After that, well…


At least they posed for a group shot.

After we made our rounds (which were cut a little short for a potty break), the boys sorted out their candy and chowed down on a few allowed pieces. We sent them off to a sugar high bedtime and I brought in our pumpkins to avoid their potential smashing.


The “mommy/daddy carved it”, a burger and fries, an angry bird, and the annual Mr. Pumpkin Head.

The following day we decided it was time to do a little something for ourselves, so we put the boys in the car and took them out to an undisclosed location to view a bit of artistry. Christy has a friend who is a glass blowing hobbyist, and she’s been wanting to see him in action.



While this was going on, with the fire and the molten glass, the boys were riveted.




Ah well, at least we got to see it.

They do get bonus points for walking through a glass shop without touching or breaking anything.

When the weekend arrived, we attended what was at long last the final t-ball game of the season. Max has been looking forward to this for quite some time. It’s hard to tell if it’s because he’s tired of suiting up every Saturday or because he really wants his trophy. We arrived at the field and immediately set about our important business.


Like posing for photos.


And giving in to demands that we let him throw the ball at the net.

The game went as well as could be expected, then we adjourned to a nearby pavilion for the awards ceremony.


Awards/donuts ceremony.


He worked 10 long weeks for that trophy.


Things happened pretty fast, so I couldn’t ask him to move. He’s tall, but not that tall.

When the afternoon rolled around, we decided to head up to Sherman and attend a cousin’s soccer game. Unfortunately I didn’t get any action shots from the game (forgot my zoom lens), but the sidelines weren’t exactly boring.


This lasted about five seconds.


After that it was all acorn collecting and attempted tree climbing.


Max is continuing to hone his recently learned acorn opening skills.

And with that, the weekend drew to a close. We’re still digging our way out from under all the candy, and Max continues to show his trophy to everyone who comes by the house. We did have one other event that cropped up in the middle of the week, which was memorialized on video.

The End

A couple of months ago I bought Max a Phineas & Ferb video game, which we’ve been working our way through. This week, we finally beat it.

If you want to check out the rest of the photos, you can click here. Otherwise, we’ll see you next time when we take a long-anticipated trip to the movies.

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