The last 2 months have been so busy for us. I keep waiting for a little breather, but it never comes. There's never a "good" time to blog, so I put it off and put it off and put if off. As is the norm, I have some catching up to do....from Halloween to their birthday to present. I have a feeling you all will be experiencing Graf picture overload by the time I'm through with you!
We'll just delve right in.......
For Halloween this year, my original plans fell through. The kids love to pretend they're flying (picture a bunch of toddlers leaning forward with their arms behind them, running around the living room saying, "Fy-ing, mama! FY-ing!") I had grand ideas of making little super hero capes for them and then having shirts made for each of them that read, "We're not twins.....we're SUPERtwins!" Get it? High order multiples (triplets and above) are referred to as supertwins. Just a little play on words. Anywho, that did NOT happen. So instead I had to come up with something a little more readily available. I remembered that I bought a bunny costume when we were in L.A. for the filming of America's Funniest Home Videos. It was on clearance for like $2.00 and I couldn't pass it up. I dug that out of storage and then did some brainstorming. Ah-Ha! Who is Bugs Bunny's arch-nemesis? Elmer Fudd! The boys have camo Fudd hats....voila.
The Graf boys went as little hunters and poor Danna was their bunny rabbit. A little sadistic and perverse, but that's how we roll. And like I said, the costumes were readily available.
Budda, Papa, Grampa Stubby and Gramma Vicki came over to help herd the little squirrels around our neighborhood. They still didn't quite understand the concept of Trick-or-Treating, but they definitely weren't complaining about the free candy! Except Laine....he didn't want to have anything to do with the rest of the group. He started walking over to Bucko's house and couldn't be deterred, so Stubby accompanied him while the other 3 hit up the neighbors.
Our Banana Bunny....she kept a death-grip on those Smarties ALL NIGHT! I had to pry them from her hands several hours later.
Laine had already taken off for Bucko’s house at this point.
This is the best pic I got of all the boys….too busy chasing my little hunters around. And yes, Billy dressed up as a beer. But only to compliment my costume later.
Laine with his huntin’ rifle.
Our next-door neighbor, Carolyn….divvying up the goods!
Pius was ready to stop after ONE house! He parked his butt in the grass and started reviewing the contents of his bucket.
Laine….not impressed with Halloween (this year, anyway).
Grampa Stubby lovin on the Beaner
Forrest with Budda and Laine with Papa Rog. Getting ready to knock on Bucko’s door (our last stop).
Give the LaineTrain some food and he’s so much better. The boy can throw down some serious grub!
Forrest made himself right at home in the favorite room in Bucko’s house.
Havin’ a good ol time!
And Halloween wouldn’t be complete without finding some vile, creepy rodents snooping around our garage! I heard some rustling out there and went to investigate….found THREE of these nasty little creatures. Goo. Opossums really DO freeze when feeling threatened! I tried to shoo them out with a broom and the stupid things wouldn’t budge.
And that’s the low-down on Halloween 2009! Good times all around. Hoping next year the kids will “get” it and get into the trick-or-treating spirit!
Up next….their 2nd birthday! Yep, that was almost a month ago. However, my buddy Sandra shared a blogging trick with me that will save me TONS of time and frustration. HELLO, Windows Live Writer! I’m liking it already…