Monday, November 2, 2009

The d'Evegnee League : SUPER FAMILY!


Our house looks like it was hit by a
Halloween Hurricane of Hafen Heights!

This Hurricane of Crafty Proportions left in its wake : dirty laundry left untouched and unacknowledged; an answering machine angrily blinking red with the number twenty-six; trips through drive-thrus for lunches and dinners with kids gleefully grinning at their good fortune; those same kids with brain cells melting into goo as they watched too many intelligence-stunting movies and played too much Wii; trails of thread weaving throughout the house from one floor to the next as if some small child had tried to find their way home rather than being imprisoned by the pin-poking, appendage-measuring witch in her sewing hideout.

But. . . ding-dong. . the witch is not dead yet. Oh no. She survived to sew again! But only as a sleep-deprived, zombie-like version of her former self. The Halloween Hangover is in full bloom. And despite the bags drooping under her eyes and the laundry crying out to be done, and the craft room that is weeping for someone to please save it, this witch is oh, so, happy! And she knows she'll be back next year as she is every year, because every year it's worth it!

Each time I emerged from my steadily sinking craft room with some newly created emblem or carefully concocted cape, the general family reaction was enough to keep me in stitches. When I poked my head out of the hideout to show Caleb the Green Lantern insignia, he studied it thoughtfully and said, "Mom. I think you could make anything with fabric!"

And, seriously, how fun is it that Super Heroes are so obsessed with absolute comfort in their costume planning? Most of us now have a new set of super jammies!









While munching away on our Halloween lunch of cheap, 88 cent grocery-store freezer section pizza, we discussed different movie-plots starring us, of course. I told them that if we had the technology, we could create a story-line in which the entire Justice League would be captured by the Super Villians, with the exception of Aqua Man. The villians chuckle sneeringly, gloating about how Aqua Man is powerless against them in their landlocked lair. The scene shifts to Aqua Man with his telepathic circles spinning madly out of his head in the direction of the Super Villians. Cut to one of the Super Villians sitting on the toilet, reading a carefully placed magazine. He wails as a geiser of water shoots him up off of the toilet, his evil arms flailing as he screams for help. Aqua Man saves the day!

Yes, my Super Friends. Halloween was very, very good to us this year!

12 comments:

Mrs. Demon said...

What is faster than a speeding bullet? Is it a bird, is it a plane, no it is SUPER MOM d'EVEGNEE!!! It reminds me up a SUPER "B" cape we have around here that was given to a certain someone at a certain birthday party. SO COOL!!! I love you girl!!!
(Natalie Collins)

Ruth said...

Once again, you have put all of us lazy walmart costume shopping moms to shame. Ok, probably not all of us... mostly just me.

The costumes are incredible! I have been waiting all day to see them!! GREAT job!!!! You ROCK!

jenny said...

I think you could have done a much better job n your costume to make it more accurate. Where is the bustier? Heehee! You are great! If we could harness your evil powers for good... oh wait... I mean... You are so talented! Love you!

Shelly said...

Seriously amazing!! I love the tale of the costume making... whats not to love about drive through and movies... way to go!!
Miss you!

The Ricks Family said...

Oh, I love it! It makes me miss you in all of your craziness.

Joseph and Mary + Six said...

Oh my gosh Sarah!! YOU ARE AMAZING!! I thought when we had 6 kids we were off the hook from making costumes. Boy was I wrong. The costumes look awesome and your kids look super-freaky-yeah! I love, love, love your costume, you are definitely a super hero in my eyes!! I feel like I'm writing you a love letter!

Tiffany said...

Aaahhh... just when I think you couldn't possibly out-do your own self... you do! Love the costumes, love the creativity, love the sleep-deprivation, love the descriptions... love the whole she-bang! (Love that I KNOW you... even if I was one of the 26 msgs. haha:-))

Dacia said...

Okay, those are super AWESOME! I bet you all had a great night being super heroes! You did it again another year & I bet it was worth it!!!

Christine Gilbert said...

Why did we ever have to move from Rexburg??? I am missing the visit with the unveiling of the costumes like we had last year. Seriously incredible. I am in awe once again at the whole family! Thanks for the fun commentary!!

Jennifer said...

Does anyone know when the Mother of the Year nominations are due? You are the BEST!!!

Rachel said...

So cute I can't stand it! You never cease to amaze me! I only hope one day to be the great mom that you are! Love you!

Kenzie - Ryan - Livee- Emmeline said...

I loved all of the costumes. They are so cute and such a fun idea. I wish that I could whip out that many costumes. I will someday. They are all amazing. And very cute pictures.

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