Sugar Overload

I bet almost everyone in this country feels the same way...too much sugar!

I can't believe how much candy the kids got this year.

In the past I have even told them that I will buy them a new toy if they throw away some of the candy…it is for the best…for their teeth and my backside.

So here are my little kiddos.


Each of their costumes are so them!!! 

They couldn't wait to dress up and they were ready to head out long before it was dark.

I stayed home and handed out candy and Kelly took the kids throughout the neighborhood.

Benjamin was finished in about 10 minutes and he was ready to partake in the bounty he had received….about 20 pieces of candy…..the most the kid had ever seen!!

It was really funny how excited he was.

Every time I turned around he was stuffing his face with another piece or trying to steal some from the trick or treat bowl.


I told him that he probably should stop so he didn't throw up…he repeatedly promised me that he would not throw up…as he put another piece in his mouth.



The best part is that they all ate too much sugar last night and they have not even asked for any candy today (ok..that has changes since I wrote this).


Here are the neighbor kids.  My children love playing with this family.


The little girl's name is Aspen.  Last summer I heard Madolyn yelling, "Ass!!!  Ass!!!  Ass, do you want to play dolls?"

I asked Madolyn what was she saying and she told me it was Aspen's nickname….like how Aspen calls her Mad.

I told her that some names are too pretty to shorten:-)

I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween.

I think next year Kelly and I will dress up.

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  1. Rachel

    Oh your daughter is just adorable. I love her ruby slippers! They’re all so cute, the three of them. I’m glad they had a good time on Hallowe’en.
    I’m making my husband take all the leftover candy to work with him. I just can’t have it hanging around the house!

  2. Tracy

    So precious, Jeanne – and way too funny about “ass”!! what a perfect mom response. you’ll have to laugh about that someday when she’s off to college and fully understands the appropriate time and place to use the word ‘ass’!

  3. Julie M.

    That is hilarious. What a bunch of cuties! When I was quite little, I remember playing on the swing set with my brothers and all of the neighbor boys. I was saying every word that rhymed with “miss.” When I got to the letter “p” my mom leaned out her bedroom window and sweetly said, “Julie honey, that is not a nice word.” I still can’t believe it when other people use it.
    : )
    Julie M.
    ps I hand out candy from the shop and only had one piece left after greeting the last of the trick or treaters (which included a herd of nerds). Otherwise, I would have been eating candy non-stop today!!

  4. Zita - Mlle Magpie

    Your kids look so cute in their costumes! I know about sugar overload – yesterday on the way to church, my littlest one (5 year old) ran into a lamppost and cut her forehead open. Oh, yes, and I couldn’t take her to the Emerg at Children’s Hospital because it’s overloaded with H1N1 kids, so I had to take care of her at home (despite all of the blood, the cut wasn’t too, too bad, thankfully πŸ™‚

  5. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    Oh the kiddos are so cute! I actually bent my no sugar rule for Halloween and ate about 8 little mini candybars. It doesn’t make you feel good. My girls hardly ate any. Go figure. Can’t believe the snow in your pictures…ugh! Sorry it ruined your party. I know you were looking forward to that. We’ll talk soon. Love ya!!

  6. koralee

    What fun…. but brrrrrrrr I can’t believe all your snow…it seems totally crazy..and I live in Canada!!!! But looks like the snow did not stop any of the fun! xoxo

  7. Kara

    Ellie was Dorothy this year too!! Your kids look adorable. Happy Fall..or should I say winter, HOLY SNOW!

  8. Leah C

    Sugar, sugar, sugar…yes, the kids are definitely on a sugar high around here! Your kiddos look so cute in their costumes:) And it looks like the snow didn’t spoil their Halloween…what a candy haul!

  9. gkgirl

    love, love, love the costumes
    and loved the nickname story…
    {and this may post twice,
    i think i did something wrong the first time}

  10. jules white

    loving the name part….our oldest boy is named “Graydon” and some like to shorten his name to “Gray”, however….our last name is “White”, can you imagine…Gray White…so i have always had to, ever so gently, repeat his name until those around notice the shortening has not caught on….funny enough…it is usually adults who like to shorten it. go figure, have a great day, jules

  11. jess

    so cute! but i am a bit distracted by the snow!!!! i never thought i would say this but i think i would want snow rather than the pouring rain we had here in the NorthEast. can you believe its November?!

  12. Laurel

    So cute!
    I can’t believe dorothy aka Mad wasn’t in snow boots as well brrrrr πŸ˜‰
    Don’t know why my email denied you….checkin’ on that now.
    We just had an inch or so. By Halloween night it was gone. Gotta love CO!
    I bet your all melted off too by now.
    I’m taking you up on sharing a Pumpkin Spice Latte before they are gone! I’m coming up right now….

  13. LuLu

    So cute… and i’m ready for the candy bowl to be empty… oh my word how can they wake up and ask for candy! My husband and I dressed up this year first time ever and we did have such fun, i recommend it!!

  14. Courtney Walsh

    The “Ass” “Ass” seriously made me laugh out loud. In fact, I’m still giggling… hahahha. πŸ™‚
    hilarious. That’s a ton of candy!! And a TON of snow!! Whoa!

  15. Liz

    Their costumes were PERFECT. For some reason, all the kids in our neighborhood are 15 years old, not dressed up and have backpacks they hold out for candy. Not nearly as fun. πŸ™‚

  16. Lemonade Makin' Mama

    yes, two minutes ago, I threatened my hoodlums that if they beg me for one more piece of candy, I’m throwing every last one into the trash!
    Not another peep has been uttered.

  17. Lori

    trick or treating in the snow? yikes!!! you really have to suffer for the treats there where you are…it usually rains here on halloween and i thought that was a bummer…your kiddies look adorable:) “Ass”…LOL…too funny!!!

  18. anne marie

    so cute……..
    no candy overload here…..I’m wanting at least some!
    we played games with the kids all night and had a blast just staying home –
    (i bet i could get some good deals on candy now eh?)

  19. Heather

    Was that SNOW???? I loved Aspen’s nickname…too funny!! Trick or treating is almost a thing of the past here, we just dress up and then go someplace fun as a family instead. Much better for everyone’s health and MY butt…:) Adorable kid’s, looks like they had a great time!

  20. Lara Blair

    In that picture of your sweet Dorothy with all of her loot—she looks EXACTLY like you (minus the auburn braids). Mini-me, for sure πŸ™‚
    Ahhh…to have a uber-cool nickname like ASS…life could be so much sweeter.

  21. lorraine lewis

    My daughter’s name is Madison and her Dad calls her Mad.
    Unfortunately for me I like the candy more than my daughter and right now I am on a sugar high!

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