freaky friday? these will scare the pants off ya…..


Like ghost stories??  Halloween is almost upon us and those little goblins and ghosts are right around the corner!!

Check out the spooky stories HERE….Wikipedia has officially made it impossible for you to sleep…

special tricks and treats …

Tonight, a lot of creatures will visit your door.  Be open minded.

The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills.  The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor planning issues.  The child who does not say “trick or treat” or “thank you” might be painfully shy, non-verbal, or selectively mute…. If you cannot understand their words, they may struggle with developmental apraxia of speech.  The child who looks disappointed when he sees your bowl might have a life-threatening allergy.  The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all might have SPD or autism.

Know that they are thankful in their hearts and minds.

Be kind, be patient, smile, pretend you understand. It’s everyone’s Halloween.

Make a parent feel good by making a big deal of their special child.

Here’s a great tip before you venture out with your little spook: (via)

Practice trick or treating with your child ahead of time at your own door.  Take your child to the Halloween section of a store and explain that people wear all kinds of costumes.  Talk about the kinds of scary or funny costumes you might see.  If you think your child might be afraid during trick or treating, try making a game of it (e.g. Let’s see how many witches we’ll see today). This will help keep your child’s mind off the scary faces.


the scare is over….

Halloween!  I think that if there were no kiddies involved, it would be another day just to stay indoors!!  But the goblins were out (although there weren’t as many this year).

Our bumblebee and our devil were ready for action!

There was a need for chocolate in the devil’s eyes….the bee could take it or leave it, for sure……she’s more into deli chickens.

Daddy was there and so was Auntie Erin(whom they affectionally call ‘Tati’)   And yes, thank you, I DO have gorgeous children….

And let me just throw this out there….ERIN made NURSE OF THE MONTH out of the ENTIRE PHOENIX CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL!!! WOO HOO!!!! AND she has only been an RN for a year now.  So, GO ERIN!!!

Where were we??  Oh, yes, we were trick or treating….and walking right into neighbors homes..

And after one whole street……they were tired and ready to go back to the house and check out what they had….

Becky (dau-in-law)  and Erin in the kitchen:

So it was a good night and there is candy everywhere and hopefully not on my hips……where it usually falls……………..

Goodnite, Bumblebee….Goodnite Devilina…..

Until next year!!!! HAPPY SASSY HALLOWEEN!!!

are you God’s little pumpkin?

A woman once asked her coworker, “What is it like to be a Christian?”  The coworker replied, “It is like being a pumpkin.” God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then he cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.”
I hope that His light is shining in me today.