A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat

Well, it's Halloween again. I bought way too much candy and tried, really tried, to buy the stuff that I don't like because I'll make myself sick eating too much of it. But, I quickly realized that there's not much candy that I don't like. I've already polished off about 4 pounds of candy corn. It wasn't until the 3rd pound that I realized that I'm basically eating waxy sugar and corn syrup. Yum. Obv I kept going.
Greg loves halloween. He's into the decorating and spooky music and costumes. We've had some fun with it over the years:
We hosted a party last night for some friends and got the house all decked out. I described it to one friend as Autumn having thrown up on my house. Pumpkins, bales of hay, corn stalks everywhere. Fun to look at. Not so fun to clean up.
I dressed as a sailor. He dressed as a flasher. This was the most appropriate picture I could post here.
I carved a pumpkin by myself because Little Bird wanted nothing to do with it. She's been very hot and cold lately. Operating on high levels and then dropping down really low. I hate Autism. Hate hate hate it. We are planning to take her trick or treating in a bit, but it's totally for us: she could care less. She's running around the house shouting "happy halloween! trick or treat!" but it's totally a script. I have a bad attitude because I'm super bummed about losing Shugie. It's exacerbating an already tough time. I'm just tired. Exhausted. Gonna pass out candy and then pass out.
My peace sign pumpkin
We took Little Bird trick-or-treating and started out strong...
We made it to one house (thank gd our friends/neighbors also have a kid with ASD, so they get it).
We were done after that one house
Back home for dinner and a GF/CF cupcake.
If we come out of this ASD struggle alive and sane, then my little bird will have really lived up to her costume....


My name is Erin. said...

Greg costume cracked me up! Hilarious. My husband was a fabulous World's-Most-Boring-Man who prepped all the food for the festivities and then cleaned up, all while I chatted with the guests. I sure love him and don't find him anywhere near as boring as his costume. :)

I'm so sorry about losing your kitty. I'm sure it's been hard. Maybe that's why Brodie is so hot and cold, too. I wish we did live closer so she could have gone out with us. Actually, I wish you lived closer, because you're wayyyy too close to my mother-in-law for us to live closer. Ha! XO

My name is Erin. said...

Actually delete that commment... she probably reads your blog.

sherri said...

you are a stone cold fox. that is all. oh, and always, little bird is adorable.

Shell said...

You two look like you have a lot of fun together! Love the costumes!

Jill said...

Visiting from SITS. I LOVE the fitness pix. OMGosh! Sooo funny!

Christine said...

So cute! Visiting from SITS, Happy Halloween.

Traci said...

Love that sailor/flasher costume! I hope you have a WAY better halloween this year and that Little Bird is still *SUPER*! Visting from SITS :)

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