An Angry Bird and Lightning McQueen Meager Halloween

Still limping along without the basic luxury of internet, phone and cable, but once again utilizing the cold dark parking lot of the gas station down the road from where I live in order to borrow their working WiFi hotspot, with the few pictures from .  It was a meager this year – there were a lot fewer porch lights lit this year, evidence that a multitude of people opted not to hand candy out to costumed kids.

I’m sure several things factored in, what with the general state of the economy, as well as the freak snow storm we had just two days prior, causing some Halloween events to be canceled altogether, and less people braving the elements to collect a bag full of candy.  Though I was secretly happy, because that meant less candy to hide later to avoid those random crazy sugar highs.

We walked several blocks on the icy and snowy sidewalks and streets, and since there was so much darkness all around (no lights, no decorations, not many people out and about), I didn’t get any really great shots of the kidlets in full-on trick-or-treat mode.

When we reached the corner of one darkened street, we had the blessed light of one lone street lamp shining, so I had them stop to get a quick picture:

Hubby pointed out that needed to move her goody bag so we could fully see the angry bird face:

Then she decided she needed to put on her angry face, since she was an angry bird, after all:

had fun at first, but it was cold (notice the rosy cheeks), so after a few houses he kept asking: “We going home now?”  He was hilarious, though – since so many people delegated the task of handing out candy to their offspring, any time we would walk past one of the inordinate numbers of teens dressed up and trick-or-treating, he’d say “Hi – are you going to give me a present?” as he thought anyone over the age of 6 or 10 would be handing him candy as he went along, saving him the trip to the front door.

Princess Nagger, now an old hand at this trick-or-treat business, was great at helping him get it all figured out.  And she was a walking advertisement for the Angry Birds app – she kept piping up every time someone exclaimed over her costume:  “If you have a SmartPhone, download Angry Birds today!”

After we got back, Little Dude went straight to bed (since it was his bedtime after all), and since our cable and internet were still out, Princess Nagger settled down to read a book – falling asleep shortly thereafter:

Notice she’s still sporting the scrape and bruise from her swing altercation at school on Friday – one of the reasons she opted not to have me paint her face yellow for her costume.  Rolex got interested when I was taking pictures, so he had to jump up and check out the sleeping Princess:

Which turned out to be a good thing, since his cold nose woke her up and I didn’t have to carry her upstairs to bed.  How was your Halloween?

This Halloween was brought to you in part by Jen, who enjoyed some sugar-filled candy moments as Sprite’s Keeper. Stop by and check out the other Spinners and see their Halloween fun!

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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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18 thoughts on “An Angry Bird and Lightning McQueen Meager Halloween

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  2. Cute pics! The kids looked so adorable!! Sad that Halloween is not celebrated the way it used to be! Really sad!
    No trick or treaters even came to my house!! But I live in a rural area and houses are few and far between. So…no candy to buy at least. But I used to enjoy handing out candy!!
    Sigh!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  3. Dear heavens. Still no interwebs? Should I send out the Nat’l Guard?

    Cute costumes. Yay for “checking” Halloween candy and confiscating all the “bad” stuff. #badmommy 🙂

  4. Cute pics! I don’t know how you do it without being “connected” my family would need to be treated for withdrawl symptoms – (not a good thing!)

    It is strange now that Tara is a teen Halloween is different. She went out with a friend and the friends younger brother – no real costume, but her batman hoodie and batman tattoos all over! I hid in the house, we had only 1 group even ring the bell.

    Our complex isn’t big on people giving out candy – but they did have a party for the kids early in the evening and the mall is a big place to go.

  5. Ahh you kiddos looked cute. Looks like you all had a good time despite to cold temps! I must say it was nice here on Halloween but started to drizzle rain the latter part of Trick or Treating.

  6. Our Halloween was extremely quiet. No trick or treating for us. No trick or treaters came to our door.
    Love the costumes and Little Dude’s rosy cheeks!
    You’re linked!

  7. I really like that angry bird Halloween costume. Where can i get one? haha! and YES! I have a smart phone and i’ve got angry birds in it too. Halloween has now turned into something else – they ain’t scary anymore. I remember back when i was little, i use to be so scared. Anyway – So did the little bird kick any pigs?

  8. I really like that angry bird Halloween costume. Where can i get one? haha! and YES! I have a smart phone and i’ve got angry birds in it too. Halloween has now turned into something else – they ain’t scary anymore. I remember back when i was little, i use to be so scared. Anyway – So did the little bird kick any pigs??

  9. We started out Trick or Treating in a drizzle so I didn’t take the camera and my phone ain’t fancy enough to take them photographs… 😉 Way too tough it out and get the kids out there.

  10. Oh, yeah… My son spotted the Geronimo Stilton as he wandered past and wanted to let your daughter know that he likes them too.

  11. What a cute pics! The children looked so adorable!! Sad that Halloween is not celebrated the way it used to be! Truly unhappy! No trick or treaters even came to my house!! But I live in a rural region and homes are few and far in between. So…no candy to buy at least. But I utilized to enjoy handing out candy too!!

  12. Very Cute costumes!! Sorry about your weather and related troubles. My boys had a Halloween like that in ’97. I only know the year because the local news channels kept mentioning it over and over, comparing it to the east coast storm.

  13. Totally bizarre that they decided to cancel Halloween festivities. Perhaps they were concerned about safety for the children.