*Mooky is officially my favorite Halloween word of 2010. It's Eli-speak for "spooky."
Here are my Halloweenies: the Rock Star (complete with aluminum foil nose ring) and Bones. After nearly forgetting to take any pictures of Elena last year, I made sure to take plenty this year. A 3(six)5 Project will do that for ya.
This marked the year of the Costumes Which Will Pay For Themselves Many Times Over. I debated on buying Eli's at the consignment sale this year. They're actually pajamas, and I never imagined they would be his costume. I balked over the $10 price tag for used pajamas, but my friend Julie talked me into them. It was love at first sight for Eli. He's worn them to bed, to the store, to playgroup, and nearly every day during the week preceding Halloween. He's already asking when they'll be clean again. I can guarantee you'll see Elena's Rock Star dress in regular rotation as well. She already had the jacket and jeggings. The green hair? Not so much. That stuff is nasty . . . never again.
In other news, Mike is the proud owner of one of those big black boots for his ankle. He's my Brett Favre, but without all those pesky cell phone issues. He's waiting on the radiologist to get back with him about whether he fractured anything in his foot. Who woulda thunk that basketball could be more dangerous than hockey?
Last but not least, my 29 Days of Giving Update:
Today I Gave: My neighbor a brief break from her toddler. I owe her so much more. My kids are always running over to her house, mostly due to her prime location on the cul-de-sac. I can't tell you how many times I've been able to finish making dinner in peace because she's keeping an eye on the kids while they ride bikes and generally run around like hooligans. Today I made sure that her son played here, and kept them busy in our back yard so she could enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet during the witching hour.
Today I Received: Some really nice compliments from the very same neighbor. I have a bad habit of trying to deflect compliments, playing them down. They are a gift, though, and they should be received as such – graciously and with a thank you.