Becka's Babble

Ramblings of a Romance Writer

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Dear Gawd, Is It Over?

Halloween is such a fun holiday. Kids get to dress up, you wander around the neighborhood and get free candy. What could be more fun? Ah, I remember the days I used to go trick-or-treating, back when I was a junior in high school, throwing on a smoking jacket, a pair of sunglasses and leashing my German Shephard "seeing-eye dog", driving from house to house..... in my own car....

You scoff, but I did this!! lol I'd just turned 17 on Oct. 9th (yes, I was 17. :- ), and my friend and I decided to go trick-or-treating. Hey, we weren't "too cool" or "too old". Those were the days when taking advantage of your childhood was actually fun. :P And yes, we did drive ourselves around the neighborhoods

Anyhow, we're not talking about ME.

Saturday, Oct. 28th, we had a birthday party for my youngest daughter. Her birthday is actually today (November 1st), but we celebrated it early. I decided to let the kids dress up in their costumes (since I paid $20 EACH for them, figured they should get their fun's worth). Here is a pic of them in all their adorable cuteness:

Princess Belle, Tinkerbell, & Little Red Riding Hood

It was Little Red's birthday party, but thankfully, we didn't see any wolves in Grandma's clothing.

My son Batman, with his cousin, Mr. Incredible

And of course, my daughter made out with quite the haul for her birthday. We took her out to the family's most favorite restaurant on the face of Planet Earth; Juan Colorado's:

She was serenaded by a troupe of good-looking Mexican men while the entire restaurant looked on. She enjoyed her cheese nachos and vanilla ice cream. :) We found out that kids get the ice cream. If an adult has a birthday at Juan Colorado's, you get a liquor shot. Of what, I have no idea. But does it matter?

Damn. My birthday already came and went. LOL However, I must weigh the benefit of the liquor shot against the embarrassment of wearing the Official Ridiculous Birthday Sombrero.

Depends on how drunk I was already, I suppose. Heheheh

So we went trick-or-treating in our friend's neighborhood, and the kids made out like bandits. Each child's bag was loaded with loot. Now multiply that by four. Yeah. At least we didn't get jipped on the Halloween candy this year. All quality, name-brand candy. But you know what I mean about the jippage: houses that give out candy corn (gag) or those Dum Dum suckers (wtf?). If you're gonna "sucker" it, please, people, go for the Tootsie Roll Pops. Or those suckers with gum inside. If you don't, yer just a cheap bastard. LOL

I happen to know the Tootsie Roll Pops are NOT expensive. There really is no excuse for the Dum Dums. Dum Dums are just a cruel wannabe sucker. Is the old saying "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Dum Dum"? NO. The prosecution rests, Your Honor.

Next year, make Mr. Owl proud. "Ah-one, ah-two, ah-thrrrree." **CRUNCH**



At 8:53 AM , Blogger Becka said...

I thought I would make mention that my daughter turned FIVE years old. Yup, despite her diminutive size (she's seriously short), she is five years old. She and her three year old brother often get mistaken for twins.

She'll be lucky to clear five FEET in adulthood. I told DH last night she'll probably marry some guy who's 6'6". Hahah!!


At 6:15 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

How tall is she Becks?

I'm always concerned about poor Michael.

he just turned 4 and is...39.5 inches or so...

Those calculators that figure out your childs adult height come up with 5'7"-5'9" for him.

At 6:47 PM , Blogger Becka said...

She's 39 1/2 inches. 40 inches with shoes on; tall enough for the big rides at D-land, that's all we're concerned about. LOL She'll love Big Thunder and Space Mountain (going again end of March beg. of April--went this year and decided to make it a yearly event. D-Land is soooo much different (better?) when seen through the eyes of your child. Have you been with Michael?

I know you might as well live on the other side of the moon from D-Land, but if you do go, you should go for many days. Jim and I are planning a 5 day trip next year (this year we only went for 3). California Adventure is actually a LOT of fun in its own right. If you do anything in C.A., see the Aladdin show. AWESOME.

I should check out a height progression webpage for Simone. That would be interesting...


At 6:54 PM , Blogger Becka said...

Just did one of those calculators. Says she'll be 5'2" at age 21. :P She looks a lot like my grandmother, with her deep set eyes and her smile. So I think she also inherited her tiny size. Grandma was around 4'10" to 5' on a good day. :D


At 7:55 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I love know that :)

I was actually part of the opening team of DCA. :) Those were some seriously fun days to work for Disney. I saw Beach Boys when they were there. :) :)

Michael has been twice. The last two times I went home for Thanksgiving we went, yay! It was just me and Michael and my parents, so we were able to make the day appropriate for him. I've been 5,000,000 times, so getting on the rides wasn't an issue for me. So we did all the things that would be great for him. The winnie the pooh ride, alladin show, that kind of stuff. It makes for a really great trip! :)

Okay, I don't feel so bad, Michael is the same height as her!


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