November 2, 2005

Halloween Recap and Some Progress (he-he)

Halloween 2005

Jeremy, the army guy, John, the construction worker and Joe, the dragon.

Gimmee some candy or I'll breathe fire on your house.

The police in South River drive around on Halloween patrolling the streets and handing out candy. This officer was very nice and even agreed to a photo with the boys. Hmmm, I wonder if he's the same guy who pulled me over for speeding...

After two hours of trick-or-treating and Kevin and I consuming an obscene amount of miniature Snickers and Twix bars later, we headed home. The boys were tired and Joe, well, let's just say that the irony of him wearing a dragon costume was not lost on us. He began speaking in what can only be described as sugar induced language. We needed to decipher what was coming out of his mouth and it sounded something like this, oypop,oypop,oypop,more,more,more,cany,cany,cany,chocit,chocit,chocit. Near as we can figure, he wants more chocolate covered candy lollipops, and he wants them, NOW!

We did have a lot of fun and I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of gore and blood on the trick-or-treaters.

Later that evening, I was putting Jeremy to bed and I told John he could eat some of his candy. He was kicking back in the beanbag chair in the family room, watching Emeril. The kid loves cooking shows! The oddest thing I ever saw him watch was some Japanese guy making sushi, except the guy was speaking Japanese. Ooookaayy.

So I came down the stairs and John said to me, "I know it looks like I ate a lot of candy, but I didn't. The wrappers are just very big." I cracked up! "Good one, John," I said. Too funny.


I can't remember if I mentioned this last week, but we received a call from a lady at Progress Energy. She wanted to see if Kevin would be interested in a position in Leland. He said he would be interested and she informed him that he would receive a call this week from the supervisor in Leland. Well, yesterday, he called. He was on the phone with Kevin for 15 minutes. He gave Kevin the whole rundown of the position, the responsibilities, the payscale, the overtime potential and the like. He even gave him his cell phone number so Kevin could contact him with questions, he was extremely helpful and informative. He told Kevin that he would begin interviewing for the position on the 15th of this month and he would interview him over the phone to save him the trip down.

We don't know what will happen and we are not stressing about it. We feel at peace that all things will work together in the end.

I will keep you posted!


midwest_hick said...

I think I live in the fertile valley all of a sudden this year.....I ran out of candy within an hour and last year I had a lot left.....Did you guys visit?

RANDI said...

This year I am staying FAR away from the candy bags! I don't want to start adding my unwanted holiday pounds quite yet!

Your little guys are all so cute-especially the mini-dragon! Glad you guys had fun!

Things are rolling along on your move, I look forward to seeing what God has planned for your family!

melissa in VA said...

I haven't been here in awhile, so I am catching up! Your boys are just too precious!
Oh, and don't get me started on the crows feet/botox thing, girl. (The fund is a stroke of genius imho) And tell me.....what do you know about microdermabrasion???? Would SOooo like to look my best when my dh actually returns home. (sigh)-
Glad that y'all are doing so well ,and that everyone had a Happy Halloween!

Jess said...

First of all, Melissa, you look better on your worst day than I do on my best - you too Laney! ;-)

I *love* the boys costumes!!! And your camera survived the hobgoblins? I'm impressed. ;-) All the boys look great but Joe is just so adorable in that dragon costume!!! I had a dragon too. Jermy and John look great too.

I miss trick-or-treating in the NE. They have Halloween rules here, I'm serious. There are certain times to go and most of the blocks have their porch lights off. In Arizona we were told to trick or treat on ONE block only and only at 6pm. I was really confused. The NE gives more chocolate

ROFL@John adn the "big wrappers" he's a smart one!

Where is Leland btw???

Laney said...

LOL, Jess. Rules? Some people take all the fun out of Satan's holiday, bwhahahaha!

Leland is right next to Wilmington, one of the reasons he put in for the job is because of the proximity to Leland.

Jess said...

OK, I think I'm slow but what state is that in??? LOL

Congrats on the offer btw!

and ROFL@satans holiday ;-)

Laney said...

Jess, it's North Carolina, sweetie. Please try to keep up! ROFL!!!

Jfur said...

LOL.. I think your son and I would get along wonderfully. I love watching the food network. I'm a junkie for it. My son has even started enjoying watching people like Alton Brown and Rachael Ray. :-) I think I may have even seen the japanese guy making sushi. :-) rofl!!!

sleeplessinoklahoma said...

I just LOVE your boys!! Their sense of humor never fails to amaze me. Big wrappers-I have to remember that one. I never saw a cuter dragon...or construction worker...or soldier. Cooking shows huh?!?! In JAPANESE??? I'm not sure what that says about the kid, but I think it's good.
Take care. I'll be praying about the job offer.
Blessed be...

PS Where is Laurie???...& I miss your Mom.

Donna Boucher said...

All of the boys look so cute and happy...
But, my goodness, look at Joe's litte face in that top photo.
How kissable!

momyblogR said...

The kids are adorable, I mean VERY sweet. I sounds like everyone had a wonderful time.

The whole work thing will work out. Things always do.


Jess said...

Laney, I was thinking of you tonight. Just Ry and I were awake and we watched "Iron Chef" and it was in Japanese! ;-)

Dy said...

LOL. Well, Jess got to ask all the questions I was wondering about. So, I feel better now.

LOVE the pictures of the boys! Man, they are adorable. Smidge would have had a STROKE to see John in his costume - he'd have thought he'd found the "real" Bob the Builder. LOL.

Oooo, praying HARD on the job. Pray. Pray. Pray.


Laurie said...

Either your life is getting funnier or you should be doing stand up!!! I almost wet my pants.
Joe!! John!! Everything -- so funny!!!!

Thom said...

Man, your little guys are SO cute. I love the pictures!

I came here through melissa in va's blog (my sister, incidentally) and have very much enjoyed my visit. :0)