Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Another Halloween come and gone in our family! This year, the older boys both decided they wanted to be much more creative with their costumes, which meant of course that I had to be more creative! Neither of them opted for store-bought or hand-me-down costumes. We seem to have amassed a nice costume trunk over the past year, but they were thinking "outside of the trunk"!

Chris couldn't decide what he wanted to be, so he ended up amalgamating his choices into what Mike coined "the holy trinity": Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, and Charlie Brown! A yellow t-shirt, some black tape, a little toy case, a cup, and my printer and laminator, and voila! :)

The Super readers: Alpha Pig, Super Red, Super Why, and Princess Presto

Kieran has fallen in love with a new PBS show called "SuperWhy." It's about a foursome of superhero readers--it's really adorable! He was the lead superhero, "Super Why."

Super Why at preschool this morning

Charlie Brown/Simon Cowell/Howie Mandel at his school costume parade

Multnomah Village began a new tradition this year--this afternoon they invited families into the village to go trick or treating. Starbucks provided free coffee, and the stores gave out candy (and the dentist gave toothbrushes, which our little toothbrush-obsessed Nicholas loved!). It was a warmish October day in Portland, so we took advantage of the nice weather and headed to the village. Everyone else in SW Portland had the same idea! It was mobbed. Many of the stores had run out of candy by the time we got there, but that was okay--there was still plenty!

The family this afternoon in the village

Just the kids...

Our little Pooh Bear Bumblebee

Recognize this kid? Kieran in the same costume in 2004!

And now, I'll close on a very ADULT and some-would-say-sacrilegious joke....that made me laugh today! I got it from a coworker:

A cabbie picks up a nun. She gets into the cab, and notices that the VERY handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her. She asks him why he is staring. He replies: "I have a question to ask, but I don't want to offend you."

She answers, "My son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I'm sure that there's nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive."

"Well, I've always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me."

She responds, "Well, let's see what we can do about that: #1, you have to be single and #2, you must be Catholic."

The cab driver is very excited and says, "Yes, I'm single and Catholic!"

"OK" the nun says. "Pull into the next alley."

The nun fulfills his fantasy with a kiss that would make a hooker blush. But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying.

"My dear child," said the nun, "Why are you crying?"

"Forgive me but I've sinned. I lied and I must confess; I'm married and I'm Jewish."

The nun says, "That's OK. My name is Kevin and I'm going to a Halloween party."

1 comment:

  1. HA HAA HEE HOO! I love the joke! Perfect! ..It sounds like you had another fun time on Halloween! I stayed home. WE don't get any tick or Treaters any more! all the kids grew up and now there are mostly singles in my 'hood!