Saturday, November 01, 2008


I've been on a blogging you can tell. Sometimes you just don't have a lot to say. Or anything that you feel is worthwhile posting. And I have been kind of bummed out at work with all of the added responsibilites that have been given to me. I can't wait to get out of there each day. I feel like I'm swimming, madly, but not getting anywhere. One thing that could make me feel somewhat better is if I get compensated with a huge raise! I keep hoping that will happen. I've been told that they are working on it. Don't get me wrong. I am very thankful for this job. And I don't like complaining so much. There are many people that are being laid off or are living in hard times. And for those, my heart goes out to them.

But getting on to more fun was Halloween yesterday and I got to spend several hours after work with the grandchildren, watching them get dressed up and taking pictures. That's where it is for me! They always make all of my woes so unimportant when they are in my presence. They make me smile & laugh and then I'm ready to take tons of pictures!

You can't imagine.....or maybe you crazy it is trying to get four little ones together, looking at the camera at the same time. This picture is pretty funny. The forced smile on L.J's face is just too much! You have to bribe him to get him to sit with his cousins and he had gotten down, once again. You can see the funny expressions on his face. He has great expressions. That is his little trademark!

Here is L.J with a candy corn between his teeth!

This picture of him is just too much! He is Spider Man! His little eyes aren't even in line with the slits on the mask! I think it is just so funny! He wanted that pumpkin up close to his face each time. Pretty cute though!

Look at baby Tigger! His face wasn't painted in this one, but he is so adorable! He is becoming more animated each time I see him. L.J wanted to hold baby "E". So....that he did!

Here they are again. Not looking too badly. Unfortunately, this is the best picture that I have with Gianna in it. I will get more of her in her costume in the next couple of days.....since she changes her clothes many times a day. She will be happy to put her costume back on and pose. She's four now. She is happy to cooperate with her grandmother!

Lil' Tigger here......with face paint and all! He didn't know what was going on but he walked the neighborhood with daddy and his sister's and never made a peep! I didn't mean that he "walked"....cause he can't yet. But his daddy carried him the entire time. BTW....this costume was L.J's his first Halloween.

This is the good witch.....looking so pretty in her costume!

The kids brought home lot's of sugary loot! Mommy and I looked through it and declared that it was all safe and edible! The funny thing is....Kelli rations out the candy. Gianna would eat nothing but if she could. She loves candy! Chocolate is her very favorite. Mine too! Hailee doesn't have much of a sweet tooth....she never really has. L.J definitely loves the sugary stuff. He has the "I love candy" gene! Is there such a thing? There must be. Because my mom loved chocolate, I love chocolate & Kelli loves it too! There has to be some truth to that.

I hope that all of you had a safe & fun Halloween. And for us with grandchildren....we'll do it all again next year!


Audubon Ron said...

Sorry you lost a soul mate. So young to. You know there’s a lot still out there for us baby boomers. There is…well maybe not that, but then there is, have you ever tried…well I’m not sure I like that either. Did somebody mention a cruise to the Bahamas, if it ever gets to that somebody please push me overboard? Well, I’m trying to cheer you up, and I’m really getting this all fupped duck. Okay, loosing a soul mate is a bitch. But while you’re still here on planet earth while loved ones are in heaven, did you grind the kids about their costumes before giving them candy for Halloween? I have a feeling you’re the kind of lady who asks a bunch of questions while she’s waving a handful of candy around and the kids are all answering – reluctantly – while watching your hand to see who get the treats. “AND what are you this year?” Hum, are you one of those? “Loook into my blue eyes and you will answer me you little one before BJ geeves you deez candy!”

Rudee said...

The kids all look adorable. It's good you find pleasure in their company. My mom never really did while she was still young enough to enjoy them. By the time she slowed down and showed interest, the kids were grown. You cement those relationships now so when you're old, they'll dote on you!!!!

I hope you get the raise you deserve soon. It won't take the burden off your shoulders but there's something to be said for being paid what we are worth.

Brenda said...

So glad to see you felt like doing a blog post BJ. Hopefully things will settle down at work, and things won't be as stressful for you. The pictures are really great. It is really hard to get them all to look at you at the same time. Their costumes are so cute. I went over to your flickr site and those are really good also. I need to get an account there so I can comment. I was too tired to pass out candy and went to bed early so now we have all the candy sitting around tempting me. Think I had better donate it some where. Ha Hope to see more posts again soon, but I know how you feel. I can't make myself post something if I have to force it. Many times I don't have anything to say. I try at least once a week though. I'll be thinking about you!

cat's momma said...

I loved seeing the kids in their costumes! Having a grandchild makes Halloween fun again!

Sandy said...

Sorry to hear about the job and all the work you are doing. I sure hope they do something to renumerate you for this extra stuff..

I loved all the pics of the kids and ...LJ is so funny....that look...that grin..hahaha. E is so adorable. I can tell he is more animated, each time you post pics.

The girls are looking great too in their costumes. So Hailee doesn't like sweets much...that's kind of like my Hunt, he would rather have broccoli...

I enjoyed your post.

Mary said...

BJ, it's OK to take a break. Sometimes I sit and wonder, "What in the world will I talk about next post?"

I hope your job eases a little. I'm in the same boat with you. The work keeps coming...never ends. All I want each day is a 20 break to walk and I can't get it.

BUT your photos of the loving little trick or treaters just made me smile from ear to ear tonight.