Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Somehow, I managed to not get a picture of Tyler, even though he has worn his costume 4 or 5 times now.

Halloween was a free-for-all, as always. Dave took everyone trick-or treating while Tyler and I took Shari and her kids to the airport ( we were not at all happy to see them leave. Come back soon! In fact, when I told Ty I had a headache, he told me- with big weepy eyes- that he had a "crying ache" because he missed Marshall so much already). I returned home to a phone call that Dave had lost a couple of kids, so I grabbed Ty, threw part of his costume on him, and drug him around to search for the lost ones.

We finally all met up at a friend's house, where there was a giant blow up pumpkin, which the kids were having a blast rolling around in. The fun ended around 9:30, and all of the kids came running to greet me. It was then that we realized (from the hideous stench) that the entire park they had been running, rolling, and crawling around in had been recently and freshly fertilized with manure. I seriously had to hang my head out the window the entire way home. They had poop on their clothes, in their hair, covering their feet. . .How does one roll around in manure and not smell it???

And Rebi wants me to be sure to tell everyone that she was not rolling or crawling in anything. She does admit to running through it, but she swears she had shoes on (mine, of course and they are very covered in poop as well).


Christina said...

Sounds like you got more tricks than treats last night. I'm sure the smell will go away. Eventually.

Mom said...

LOL. Not only is your life not dull, but each new, crazy thing is so original! I don't know how you do it. There is no way you could ever anticipate the crazy things that happen to you and your family. (Well, dad losing the kids is understandable. With four of them going in all directions, it is pretty much a given, although I am a little surprised, since the herd usually goes everywhere together like a small wave.) I hope the smell showered off the bodies and washed out of the clothes.

Cute costumes, too bad you have to burn them to get rid of the stench. 0: What was Ty's costume?

Naomi said...

I was laughing SO hard as I was reading your blog. Yeah, I have a 30 foot pumpkin (now deflated) covered in manure--that I have to spray off this afternoon. I walked into my garage where it is being stored this morning and it smelled like I had entered a barn full of cattle. Parker reeked last night when he came home. I guess that's the price you pay for the "coolest party ever." Sigh.

frizzlefry said...

OH! I didn't even think about the fact that your pumpkin had to go in the garage last night! GAG! ICK! How did you keep breakfast down?

And to make it even better, Evan was wearing his church clothes. Looks like his choices now are to attend church in a stained shirt, or buy himself a new one. I put the dry-clean only pants through the washer and they seem fine, but the white shirt will never recover.