Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Ghost Got Us!!!


Last night during the ritual of bedtime the doorbell rang. Our doorbell has some issue. It starts out fine and then clunks to a stop. Since neither my husband nor I are very good at such matters, it won't get fixed anytime soon. Anyway, it rang as best as it could. Ryanna jumped up to go and open the door. She's at that age, you know where answering the phone and the door are such exciting events. It's actually a pretty exciting development in my life too since I'm often nursing or tending to something else. It can be a bit of a problem if I don't hear the doorbell first as happened last week. I'm getting way off track here though.

So, she opens the door with me right behind her and waiting at our door is a cute Halloween bag with no one around. You can imagine how exciting this is for a four year old and let's confess a 29 year old woman as well. Owen was excited for a different reason--the front door was open and he's mentally gauging how much of a headstart he has to escape before we grab him. So, we bring the bag in the house and open it to find a big bag of M&M's and a little poem talking about how we needed to post the sign in our window, so we didn't get delivered to again and we needed to copy the poem and surprise three other families next Monday night.

Now, not that I'm an evil person at heart, but I am a bit of a chocolate addict and I'm going to be completely honest here that my first thought was, "Maybe I won't put this sign in my window and see how much chocolate I can score this Halloween season." Ssshhh...don't tell anyone I thought that.

Ryanna said the prayer at breakfast this morning and said, "Thank you for the treat last night. Bless us that we can eat it" or something to that effect since I'm doling out the candies after lunches or dinners or violin practices. Come on, she's got half of my genetics, if I leave her to her own devices she'll eat the whole bag!
(These photos are from making caramel apples Sunday night as a family.)


7 comments:

wackywilsons said...

sounds like a fun poem idea for sure...can you deliver one to my apt in El Paso? our window is way too high up in the air for anyone to know what is going on..but, it would be fun for anyone to find such a great gift!
Maybe next year if I am motivated I could START up the treat for other people...
eat some chocolate for me too!

brooke said...

I remember doing that when I was young. E-mail me the poem. That would be fun to start here. brooke dot mortensen at gmail dot com.

Lacey said...

How fun! Love the candy apples..I saw a kit at WM the other day and thought to pick it up but didn't! Those look super yummy!

Kelli said...

How cute, and fun too!! You should email me the poem :) I especially like the honesty about not putting the sign up in your window. Do they do any sort of fun carnival in your new neighborhood? The one by your old house was always a lot of fun! Remember the first year we lived in Arizona and we made those huge carmel apples with all the stuff on them?! Fun memories!

Crazymamaof6 said...

ok this is the second post this week mentioning and showing off fabulous looking caramel apples! seriously! SO you are so lucky! gosh i wish the treat ghost would bring me a treat! LUCKY! i kinda wanna crash the campus Halloween party! it was too fun last year.

SHERI said...

These are fun to do- we usually get one every year. I remember the first year we got the phantom ghost- I truly forgot to post it on the window and we did get two treats that year- oops!

Kjirsti said...

Yum. Those apples look amazing. I love the hair by the way!