Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A weekend to smile about

The weekend started on a good note on Friday night. The two older boys had their first hockey practice which was a total blast, for them and me! When we came home I was singing a song as I walked through the house, I opened up the coat closet, put a few coats away, closed the door and turned around to see……

……my husband sitting in the rocking chair grinning ear to ear at me!

If you haven’t been following long here is the scoop. Lineman works out of town the majority of the time. I won’t get specific but it’s fair to say we get pretty darn excited when he comes home! I was expecting him to come home on Saturday so imagine my near death experience as I suffered a heart attack my surprise to see him sitting in that rocking chair. Oh, he’s a real jokester alright!

Saturday we took turns taking the kids out. They were pretty cute if I don’t say so myself!October_0598 As I type this I’m chewing on a Tootsie Roll. My oldest has counted all of his candy and knows exactly how much he has, so I won’t be raiding his bag too much.

Each of the kids got a popcorn ball. Really, how many people do that. More specifically how many people let their kids eat them? We live in such a small town not only did we eat them but I think I may have to go knock on that ladies door and get some more!

*smacks lips* Someone throw this candy out before I eat it all!

17 comments:

MareBear said...

What great Halloween memories from start to finish. You have the perfect town to celebrate in. The boys look fantastic. I see the Colt managed to wear two Halloween costumes...one to school and one for trick or treating. Smart boy!

Stacey said...

I would of had a heart attack myself! Boys look great! just convince him that he ate the tootsie roll.
We don't eat the popcorn balls here!

The J's said...

Cool! great job on the costumes! This year the kids got packages of microwave popcorn from someone, I thought that was a pretty cool idea!

Alice said...

isn't that the truth! raiding the candy bags is a perq after halloween :). your kids' costumes are great. i love the the little guy in the middle...so adorable!

Robyn said...

Sounds like a great time! The boys look so cute all dressed up!

Darcie said...

Yeah for husband suprises...and daddy surprises!!! So glad he could be there with you all.

LOVIN' you kids pictures...especially that there clown...way too cute!

Anonymous said...

Count me in as having a great weekend!

Lineman

Sharon said...

I like the boys costumes, they are sure cute.
I used to raid the candy bags also, but mainly for them popcorn balls.
I always wanted to let them go back to the same house 2-3 times just to have them.LOL
Thanks for the memories.

Ben, Heather and kids said...

I remember when my hubby drove OTR. No greater surprise than hearing that semi on the road a few days earlier than we expected! To say we ALL were excited would be a HUGE understatment!

carrielt said...

You really have a sweet husband. Ornery but sweet!! :) I'm so glad you got to spend Halloween as a family. As I said on FB your boys are so handsome!

Rae said...

I LOVE those kind of surprises! Love, love, love the rodoe clown costume! Such a cute idea.
I convince the kids they can't have the popcorn balls and then I eat them! Gotta check'em out!

jen@odbt said...

That's how I feel about the candy too but I can't stop eating it! Cute costumes.

Alicia said...

Aww!! What a wonderful surprise for you!!!!

The boys look great, and I think that is hilarious that your son knows exactly how much candy he has in his bag!!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

YOu are too funny. Their costumes are cute. That is so cool that hubs was able to be there. Fun for everyone. I need to throw out our candy too. Maybe I can sell it to someone. LOL

McCrakensx4 said...

So cute! Love all the costumes...I tried talking Brendan into being a dead football player but he would have none of it!! So instead he was a dead doctor!! Morbid!

All American Family said...

Y'all are one cool family. ;) So glad Lineman got to be home to see his best boys all dressed up! Glad y'all had a great evening!

chili pepper said...

Carin,

You are too funny! We had a neighbor who used to bring my children pop corn balls. She was an elderly lady from Johnstown, Pa and their tradition was to give popcorn balls to hang on the Christmas tree. We have continued Miss Betty's tradition by making our own pop corn balls each Christmas since she moved back home.