Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Week in My Life...Friday

I woke up this morning with a banging headache. Really? I went to bed early; I was even asleep before 11PM. So why are the headache Gods blessing me with a headache today? I know why. Because tonight is the school Halloween party and I have two out of three kids that “are so excited” and have been telling me this for two days.

I did manage to shower today; I felt two days in arrow were a bit much, especially since I would be around other parents later this evening. (Although I could have weaved it into my costume, but I do have some standards)

Maizie once again made it to school on time. 
She may have been last in line, but she wasn't late!

Then Stella and I had more errands (Aldi and Shaw’s). 

 I wanted to get non refrigerated food before Sandy came. So I bought a bevy of assorted crackers. The pretzel rounds were still there so this time I bought two bags.

Teddy ate some pretzels on the couch,

I got the black vacuum to clean it up.

Fast forward to after school, Teddy and Stella are going bullshit over going to the Halloween party tonight and Maizie (as is her fashion) is nervous about going. I’m actually grateful for being on the committee, that way I need to be there an hour early. That means one less hour of them asking “When is the party?”

Maizie is not thrilled that I am wearing a costume. Every time I say something, she rolls her eyes. I DO NOT think she will be happy when she sees the end result.

I walked out of the bathroom with make up on and my hair teased and Maizie rolled her eyes. I then put on the lab coat, bow tie and glasses; she ran upstairs, she was NOT happy.

Getting ready to go is a difficult task. Everyone is anxious and impatient. I got Stella pulled together first because her costume is the most “elaborate”.  Maizie just needed to pull on tights and the dress. Teddy, well Teddy needed finesse and assistance to get into his costume. If not, it would be in pieces.

We are finally all pulled together and off we go (a whole 4 blocks to the high school).
At the party

Stella was in heaven, she danced up a storm; so much so that she looked like a hot mess. But she had the good sense to keep it pulled together until the lady from the Cranston Herald took her picture (Keep a look out for the Kraus sisters).
Dancing her heart (and hairdo out)

Maizie actually split her time between two boys; and Teddy couldn’t wait for his girlie to get there. They danced and danced and danced. I’m glad they had a good time and much better than last year. (We had to leave early; Maizie wasn’t having any of it). Let me just point out that she was not one bit happy when I put the glasses on during the party, she would walk away like she didn’t know me.

I can't believe she cut loose like that.

There was plenty of food and a phenomenal and delicious cupcake extravaganza courtesy of Cakes by Eboni. My kids must have had a total of eight, the buzz they had was epic. She made a red velvet cupcake that had frosting that looked like brains, genius!

They each decorated a snazzy gourd, which will probably end up food for the fat squirrels. 

None of them won any raffle prizes (which Maizie still doesn’t get the concept of) but they had a great time and that’s all that matters.

To top off the night, they got to come home and watch the new Tinkerbell movie, Secret of the Wings. I am exhausted and as soon as the movie is over it is up to bed. 
Relaxing after an eventful evening,

Head on over to Adventuroo for more Fridays.


  1. that sounds like an exhausting day!!!! I'm putting the new Tinkerbell movie on the kids' Xmas list right now ;-)

  2. that looks like so much fun! i can't wait for my girls all to be at an age with school dances and functions (i say that now, right??). your kids are adorable and i love their costumes. and i can't wait to see tinkerbell!

  3. I just love how that candy corn costume came out! TOO CUTE!