November 04, 2013

Nine is Oh So Fine! Our Halloween Treat

We met at Ruth's house for a pre-Trick-or-Treat dinner. Eli was already dressed for the potential candy extravaganza. What's unusual about that is that Eli is usually shirtless (he definitely is related to The Mister, who often roams around the house and yard shirtless).

The menu consisted of chili and hot dogs, mac and cheese, and chips with Velveeta and Ro-tel. We brought a spaghetti salad (since we're still trying to consume our daily veggies).

We eagerly awaited for Tammy, Frank, Seth and Russ to arrive. Each year, the family picks a Halloween theme for their costumes. In the past, they've done Peter Pan, Toy Story, and Scooby Doo.

Frank walked in, wearing his skeleton shirt, his arms filled with yummy desserts. They contributed cake pops that looked like creepy eyeballs, white chocolate-covered cookies, and peanut butter fudge. Yum!

Seth, eager to get out on the street, was his usual talkative self.

I lost my grandma cred when he asked, "Grandma, did you bring veggies?" What grandkid wants to come to Grandma's house when the focus is on healthy eating?

I vowed to always provide a non-diabetic-friendly dessert at all future get-togethers. I have a reputation to uphold here.

Like Frank, Seth and Russ had their skeleton (or "skelly bones") costumes in hand.

Tammy walked in, but it looked like she wasn't participating in the festivities. Clad in t-shirt and fleece vest, and black pants, she looked like she had just come from work.

We all settled in to eat, and the kids were anxious to go trick-or-treating...but dinner had to be eaten first.

After chowing down, Seth and Russ got their costumes on. The Boy participated, too - he went as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, which was Walt Disney's FIRST (but lesser known) cartoon character. Nate and his friend Nick wore old Halloween castoffs and random apparel (the typical 'I'm too old for this, but I want the candy' costumes); Desiree dressed as a bunny and planned on staying home to hand out treats.

Tammy had unzipped her fleece vest and showed that she too was going with the skeleton theme. Her black t-shirt showed ribs protecting a heart...and a baby skeleton.

I asked, "Is this a message shirt?" She looked at me blankly. She told me later, she was looking at the blank look The Mister gave her. Frank winked at her, and then I knew for sure: we will be welcoming grandchild number NINE in May!

Russell, Seth, and Ninja Eli

Frank and Tammy's announcement of Baby #3!


  1. What a cute way to make an announcement. Thanks for sharing your fun with us, Kim. (How is NaNo? I'm already behind... ;)

  2. Oh, I LOVE the way they announced the baby!! Very creative! And a real cute couple, too!! Congrats!! :)

  3. Congratulations! What a cute way to make an announcement.


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