Saturday, November 3, 2007

Halloween Happenings

Before I even start...can I PLEASE point out that it's 11/3 and I'm doing this post. It's not 10/31 at 10:30pm! I have a friend that sent me a link to her Halloween pictures on Wednesday night around 10:30. Her pictures had ALREADY been uploaded to Kodak's website! THAT is super mom! Karen (a.k.a. Super Mom) has a 1st grader and 4 year old twin girls. Yeah...that's right...3 kids...all with their own wills...and she had the pictures all together before she went to bed that night. Sick, right? She blamed the chocolate she consumed. I just think she's my hero...

Okay, on to the Higby Halloween Happenings...

Craziness...that's what Halloween now means to me! For the week leading up to this sugar-filled day, Ty has been hassling me with "How many more days until Halloween?" every 5 minutes! It even got to Lindsay (our Nanny). Her creative, resourceful, youthful mind thought to make the kids a countdown calendar. She's so smart...

Wednesdays are always a little nutty around here. But this was above and beyond. We loaded Zoe onto the bus at 7am (6:57 to be exact) then Ty, the trips and I raced out by 8:45 to CBS, as usual. If we leave any later, I can't go through the Dunkin Donut's drive thru around the corner for some MUCH needed caffeine. Then, when Bible Study was over at 11:15, we raced home to be sure to beat Zoe's bus. Lindsay was at the Rachel Ray taping all morning, so she wouldn't be at the house in case Zoe's bus came early. The absence of Lindsay also meant that Zoe & Ty would not be entertained all afternoon! So, from the moment we hit the door at 11:45 (it's hard to race out of a women's event with triplets...they tend to stop traffic) until 3:30, I had 2 very hyper, very annoying, very persistent, very impatient shadows. And when I say "shadow", I mean that there were at least 3 times that I stopped short and had a child run directly into my backside!

Praise the Lord for neighbors! In the middle of the afternoon triplet feeding, I grabbed Zoe & Ty's costumes and told them to get dressed and go across the street to the Steffe's. When Lindsay finally got to our house (after a fun filled time with her friends in NYC), I went over and joined in the traditional Pizza Dinner. We started this tradition about 2 years ago. And every year, it gets a little more nutty. The kids eat as little as possible during this dinner and Juliette and I try as hard as possible to not lose our minds while the kids test our patience with spills, bad manners, questions, arguments, and trips up from their seats.

Once dinner was done (around 5:30), we headed out. The whole gang. All 5 kids, 2 Moms & 1 neighbor girl/Mother's Helper. Just in case you can't quite make it out, Zoe's Belle and Ty's Derek Jeter.


When the houses on our street were completely visited (around 6:45pm), we headed out to Hallelujah night at church. The kids were supposed to be Biblical characters. So, Zoe's title switched to "Queen Esther" and Ty became one of the athletes that Paul referred to so much in his writings. (A stretch, yes, but I didn't have time to change their outfits.)

Church ended at 8:15. We packed up and headed out (after leaving the paint drenched pumpkins in PopPop's office to dry.) Needless to say, the kids hit a sugar low and fell asleep in the car on the 10 minute ride home.

Thursday morning, Ty woke up and asked, "How many more days until Halloween?"

2 comments:

Alexa said...

Ok, I only have one kid, and he's no trouble, AND I just posted today. So, YOU are supermom to me. I don't know how you can breath with so much cuteness in the house. It's really cuteness overload.

salli said...

I'm seriously LOL at this post. I'm so amazed that you survived that day!