Monday, October 02, 2006

halloween phantom



The Halloween Phantom struck our home last night. To ward off the Hallloween curse we had to post the phantom on our door, then make two treats and deliver them to two homes in our ward. We had only one day and of course that meant tonight we had to deliver our treats to people who hadn't been struck yet, and Greg isn't home. Well, Mondays are Greg's late days he usually gets home around 10pm so this meant the girls and I would be phantoming alone.

We chose our two homes and drove by while it was still daylight to make sure they hadn't been phantomed yet and decided to wait until it was almost dark to strike. We did just that. The only problem with our plan was the houses were side by side in a cul de sac. How would I be the deliverer, door bell ringer, and get away driver without being caught?

We went ahead with our plan and decided to do one at a time. So off I went, after I parked down the street a little bit. I put the treats on the door step, rang the doorbell, and scurried to the neighbor"s driveway to hide behind a car. I was afraid someone would think I was a criminal, a peeping Tina, or something else not too good, so I tried to make it to the car but as I opened the car door I heard a voice say "BUSTED"!! I'm sure they could tell it was one of two people; A blonde getting into a silver odyssey, it has to be Angie or Jenny. The girls were laughing hysterically because they could see, from the car, when the front door opened and knew I had been caught. They loved that.


Maci offered to do the second house because the family put a little kink in our plan too. They were eating dinner, in the dining room, with the blinds open. Of course, the dining room is in the front of the house so there would be no way to get to the door and back to the car without someone seeing us. Maci says, "I'll do it Mommy, I'm little and they won't see me". "Okay Maci go for it, BUT please don't drop the treats", I pleaded. She crept, oh so small up to the door, carefully placed the plate of treats down, rang the door bell, and back she dashed. I did it! she shouted. I'm sure they saw us pulling away but at least we were able to make the best of our get away driver dilemma and we were able to ward off the curse of the Halloween Phantom.



Do you have any traditions, similar to this, you do for Halloween?

6 comments:

Jenny said...

I am glad I checked your post because this was going to be my post for the day! I would have loved to see Maci crawling to the door how funny. Mackenzi was laughing this morning when she told me you got caught. Maybe you should have waited and drove Greg's car to be in disguise. Hee hee

Nana said...

Sooooo cute. What I would give to be there to hear their laughter and to have seen a sneeking little Maci. I know that was darling. Glad to hear about all the memories being made at the Gordon Home. We always did the Christmas Ghost when the kids were little and had a great time. Kinda hard to hide the Cheese Wagon though. HA! I love you all.

Kristi Brooke said...

awesome. i wish i would have seen this to email you to get a poem, i couldn't find last years and spent 30 minutes finding one i liked.

pam said...

What fun, we never did Halloween, but what a fun tradition to start.

michelle said...

I have to say we don't really have Halloween traditions. We put out decorations, we carve pumpkins, we decide on costumes, that's about it!

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