Tuesday, October 27, 2009

RTT: Halloween

Tuesday already? Time to get all random with the UnMom.

First off, as much as our family loves the television show America's Funniest Home Videos, the new weeknight time slot of 9:30 pm is just too late to be busting a gut as Grandmas on roller skates bust themselves up. Seriously, I laugh so hard that after the first half hour I have to get out of bed to pee. No matter how many times I've seen it, a baseball bat to the groin or baby puking up all over an unsuspecting adult cracks me up every time.

Over the weekend we finally gave in to the girls constant begging and carved pumpkins for Halloween. For the first time we tried one of those pumpkin carving kits. Binny and Mae transferred the patterns onto the pumpkins and the Gardener and I did the sawing.
Also over the weekend I started working on Halloween costumes for the girls. They both decided several weeks ago what they were going to dress as but I needed to get myself motivated to actually assemble the costumes. Binny's only took one afternoon to cut, sew, and glue but Mae's was a bit more tricky. I finally started working on it last night but soon became frustrated and handed it all over to the Gardener who then went upstairs and worked his magic on the sewing machine (after I threaded it with the correct color). About 20 minutes later he came down with a start which hopefully I will be able to finish today as Mae's school Halloween party is tomorrow. Yikes! I'm not revealing quite yet what the girls costumes are mostly because my Mom called the other day and started hounding asking me and since I like to mess with her once in a while, I told her she had to wait until Halloween. So I promise I'll post photos on Saturday, but for now it's a secret.

That's it for today, I still have to shower and make a quick run to the grocery store before Binny gets home from school.

Oh, one more thing. Mae aced her very first spelling test! We went over the words again and again and I knew she would do well, but seeing that perfect paper with a Halloween sticker on top made my heart smile. The Gardener and I were both so proud of her. Go Mae!


Pollyanna said...

I haven't started on my girls Halloween costumes yet, yikes! I think they have a party on Friday, but it might be Thursday. Double yikes! I better find out which.

Pumpkins look excellent! We're carving on Friday night using a "pumpkinater" or something like that - it's supposed to attach to the drill and help get the insides super clean. I think it's a man thing.

Kelly said...

I watch AFV all the time. We get the big Chicago station WGN and they play it in two hours blocks every weeknight. I just can't bring myself to watch TV that might make me cringe, or worry or whatever. I like cats falling in fish tanks and babies laughing. I'm boring like that.

I am Harriet said...

Wow- great pumpkin carving!

Have a great RTT!

blueviolet said...

I love how the pumpkins came out. I still can't cut them right, even with patterns.

I love AFV, even the old episodes. I always crack up!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

The pumpkins look great. Can't wait to see the costumes. Our family loves AFV too.

Riot Kitty said...

Now I want to go out and get one of those kits. And have someone make me a costume.

Wild Child said...

Yay on the spelling test! Welcome to the world of bigger kids with spelling tests and homework and everything. Poor Willa, even though sick, decided she HAD to do her math homework. Dr office says they both have to be fever free for 24 hours before going back to school. Which means no Halloween party at school tomorrow and then we have a long weekend. They seem to be better at this point in the day. Ah, the magic of ibuprofen.

LL Cool Joe said...

Please tell me that you don't really consider 9.30pm to be late at night! Or did I read that wrong!

Why S? said...

You don't watch AFV on Sundays @ 7/6c?

Aliceson said...

Joe, Sadly, yes. Weekdays we get up at 5AM so it's usually early to bed with us.

Why S, yes then too. It also airs weekday nights. We can't get enough of the funny stuff.