Monday, November 3, 2014

The Cutest Pumpkin in Town

Well, I finally have a reason to like Halloween again. This little pumpkin showed up in time for trick or treating:

Welcome Phoebe Marie!!!!!! She had dark hair under that hat. And you may notice that she has a hint of the Orient about the eyes, much to the delight of Stacy. She has been praying for those eyes. I realize that most babies have a bit of the squishy eye but hers seem to be sticking. Sam and I would be thrilled to pass the torch to another generation. Phoebe, may you have many years of being asked by your grade school classmates if you're Chinese. (Do yourself a favor and click on that link. It is, without question, the funniest thing I've ever put on this blog.)

I was going to put up a manifesto here about how horrible Halloween has become but I can't word it in a way that doesn't make me sound like a cranky 80 year old. I mean, I am, but I don't want to be a total buzzkill. Instead, I'll just say this: please stop dressing your kids up like they've stepped out of a slasher movie. There is enough evil and violence in the world. Why would you want your 8 year old looking like they're about to murder someone?

On a happier note, my mom completely won Halloween.

She had ankle surgery 4 months ago and has gotten a lot of mileage out of that scooter. But I think she finally has found the greatest use for it. Boe is pretty cute in this too.


Rach said...

Congrats to Sam and Stacy! And you're right. That picture is the best and funniest thing you've posted on your blog. I ove Halloween because I get to dress up without looking like a total loon. I let my kids pick their costumes every year, and we've had one grim reaper and one vampire (both Jacob), but they tend to stick to super heroes and cartoon characters. Which is good, because I also really dislike seeing little kids look scary. There were quite a few little zombies this year. But there were also a bunch of Napoleon dynamites, which kind of helped.

Laura said...

Your mom is the cutest!! Way to make lemonade! I agree about the costumes - I want to see more cuteness. Luckily most of the little ones in our neighborhood were more in the cute realm than the scary, but there were a few. I am still totally shocked by one thing...the lack of Frozen costumes we saw. I thought for SURE we would see 20% of the little girls at our door in Elsa or Anna costumes, but we didn't get even ONE!!