Monday, October 29, 2012


We are all home today, bunkering down for the hurricane. School has been canceled, and Jack gets to stay in as well, as all “nonessential federal employees” have been ordered out of DC. Thank goodness economists are considered nonessential! (says the nation 16 trillion dollars in debt)

We've set up a tent in the front room for the kids to play and sleep in, as it’s the only area of our house not surrounded by gigantic old trees that tend to fall over in storms and kill your babies. I'm confident we'll be safe here, and comforted by the fact that we're stocked up on gas, water and Halloween candy.

So, before the pounding tonight that will likely knock out our power, I thought I would dip into the supply of mini Snickers, and upload our Halloween pictures from the weekend.

My babies do love Halloween. So much, that they grow fangs in October.

Cal, 2009

Eddie, 2012

Jolie does not have fangs, but at the rate she's dropping teeth it's only a matter of time. She wanted to dress as a popstar with purple hair. 

Leah, a doctor. With purple hair. 

If I had a crystal ball that could see into their futures, I think it would tell me they got their careers switched. And I mean that in the most encouraging way.

And finally, the boys

Throw up the bat signal! Someone just ran off with my heart!

They've been living in those costumes for about a week now. The customers at Costco have never felt so safe. 

Though they are most in their element when cruising the Batmobile. Thank you Chrissy Warner for the car!


And thank you Aunt Jane for the idea, and Kerry Reeves for showing us how it's done (It takes a village to raise superheroes!)

And speaking of superheroes, Jack carved our pumpkins into the shapes two of our favorites. 

Happy Halloween! Keep safe east coast friends! 


Lexy and Jared said...

Good luck in Frankenstorm. Sadly, it is not hitting these parts (I love the excitement of a good apocalyptic freakout where everyone buys alllll the milk at the store—that's what happens in North Carolina when it snows an inch). Your babies are precious, and I have to know: Who did the girls' dye job, and how can I hire him/her? Like I said, homegirl needs some excitement.

Marci Coombs said...

Oh Katie I love everything in this post!! You make the most adorable vampires ever!! They are allowed to suck my blood anytime they want! And those leaves in the pics!!!!! I miss VA so badly now!!! Stay safe in the storm xoxo

Susan said...

I would gladly brave FRANKENSTORM to be in Virginia again in Oct. with those little munchkins! What could possibly go wrong with 2 superheroes, a doctor, and a rock star to drown out the sound of the storm.

So darn cute!! And I can finally say I've joined the vampire craze!

Jen Garbett said...

Good luck in the storm!! Your posts are always fun!! I was just in Fredricksburg VA...I bet that isn't far from you since DC was really close...I should've looked you up...but then again, I got lost driving everywhere so I wouldn't have ever found you I'm sure! Hope the Snicker's last longer than the storm.

Jodi said...

That is so funny that they get their fangs first. They all look so cute. And I'm definitely thinking that is Mitt Romney on the right, but I just can't see the one on the left...?

Estella said...

Stay dry and safe, Katie! Loved your post!

Katie said...

Hi Jodi! Buzz Lightyear! My mom guessed Paul Ryan

Lara said...

Love the October fangs! How festive of them! :)

Aileen said...

The kids in their costumes are too cute for words!!......unless its YOUR words capturing everything so perfectly and entertaining.

Jodi said...

aha! I was going to guess Jay Leno!

Jenny B said...

Buzz and Scott Coombs? My dad will be so flattered when he hears that he ranks with Mr. Lightyear.

rosemary said...

Sometimes a potential "crisis" such as this storm give us famillies a chance for a closeness that we never would achive under normal circumstances. Some of the best memories I have were after earthquakes (we live in CA), when everyone would sleep in our bed all was sweet! Be safe and have fun.

Kristin said...

I'm dying over how cute Eddie's fangs are! And the batmobile! You guys make some pretty stellar toy transformations (I'm thinking of your homemade toy kitchen right now...). I feel especially close to those two little ladies now that they have purple hair. That's my favorite peekaboo color that I hide in my hair. :) Love you all! Praying Frankenstorm doesn't harm a hair on any of your heads.

Lisa said...

I'm surprised you chose to reveal Cal and Eddie's superhero identities on the Internet. Now everyone in Gotham will know their secret.

Jolie instantly reminded me of one of the characters on Jem. Unfortunately, not a Hologram band member, but Stormer (an arch nemesis Misfit band member, obviously).

Leah looks totally legit. My grandma taught me long ago to never see a doctor who doesn't have purple hair...or was it never see a doctor who doesn't wear starched shirts? I can't ever remember.

Katie and Jeff said...

Katie you have beautiful children, and I mean beautiful! But that Eddie! Don't let me near him! I will EAT HIM UP! We have been thinking of you all and wishing you well! Next storm, just come home to Phoenix and we will keep you safe! I can set up a tent for the kids here too! :)

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