The Home of Daddy's Day Dare! ~ I am just trying to stay above water


Folks, I have to apologize. I have been lax on my blog posts here because the camera is busted in my phone. I can’t take pictures!

Can you imagine?

Its come to that in this day and age…’I can’t take pictures cause my phone-camera is busted‘…

But I did not want to let friends and family down for Trick or Treat night. So I had to whip out my trusty ol’ Casio 35mm camera to capture the event. So, with my apologies, all these pictures are about 3 seconds late now, if you know what I mean.

No? If you don’t remember your ‘old’ 35mm cameras, you will see what I mean a little later.

But first, toΒ  answer all your questions, may I present this year’s Halloween customs: my very own Cutesy Cops!

Cagney and Lacy

Cagney and Lacy

This year we traveled with a few other undercover CSI candy detectives for Halloween, officer Miranda, disguised at Princess Sophia and officer, Kate disguised as the mom of a new-born pumpkin.

CSI Unit: Undercover

CSI Unit: Undercover

This year’s assignment, stake out the neighborhood in search of counterfeit chocolate, fake Tootsie rolls and suckers, as well as and bootleg gummy bears. Rumor was….there were a heist of Reese Cups to be found somewhere!

And so as the sun started to set. …they were on it!

Policing the neighborhood

Policing the neighborhood

Now the evening was full of scary costumes and decorations and people. But no one was scarier than the man in the picture above drinking a can of beerΒ  with an iced 6-pack slung over his shoulder in that portable cooler…by himself on Halloween night


Now I was impressed with several costumes but, being a new homeowner is this neighborhood, I was impressed with the costumes people gave their houses.

Like this with the mummy standing in the corner:


Some people really take this Trick or Treat day seriously!


Some diabolical homeowners have to actually scare you first before you get ‘their’ treat….

I want to see a Warrant

I want to see your Warrant

There was a life-size statue of Darth Vader that instantly got animated as soon as you reached for his candy; light-saber and all. The screams came then!

Here might have been the most elaborate Scare in our neighborhood. My girls police officers had to call for their superior, Detective Daddy, before they approached this joy bed of Candy mayhem…


Skylar wasn’t afraid though.

Open Up In The Name Of the Law!!

Open Up In The Name Of the Law!!

But with multiple adults running around with wicked laughs and sickles my Cutesy Cops didn’t know if they could handle all the scariness by themselves.

I'm calling in for some back-up

I’m calling 5-oh for some back-up

There seemed to be a lot of houses dressed up with huge huge spiders! Spiders were very trendy this year in house outfits. One house had a house projector with 3 foot spiders shined, crawling all over their house. There were lot and lots of webs to avoid too.

And then there was this house I wanted to show you that had an air-filled spider on the roof. But here is where the 3 second 35mm camera rule fell into play.

I snapped the picture…and BAMM!!


…this Twilight girl got BIG Flash right in the eyes as she walked in front of me.

She said, “Ouch!‘ I shot her right in the eyes!

Here was my intended target…


See the big ol spider up top..


It was a great fun night for the girls.

They got their treats!

And I got mine….

Yes, that is an eye ball sticking out of that green donut

Yes, that is an eye ball sticking out of that green donut

But by far MY biggest treat came at the end of the night as I was putting Dylan to bed.

You see before trick or treat the girls spent the afternoon at their nanny’s house as she celebrated the 1 year birthday of her only son, Luke. Our girls have watched Luke grow over the years as he is here in our house every day she works. So they have grown quite found of baby Luke.

Well they had a great time at his birthday party, cupcakes, jump castles and all, only to come home, scarf down some dinner, put their CSI outfits on and go trick or treating harvesting a bounty of snacks and sugar.

What a great day to be a kid!

So as I tucked Dylan in I kissed her good night and I said, “You had a pretty good day today didn’t you?” reflecting over the fun day’s festivities.

Dylan agreed but said, “Tomorrow is going to be an even greater day!

I said, “huh?

She exclaimed, “Each new day is a better day! Getting to the next day is just a better day!

This 7-year-old is wise beyond her years.

When you get to may age and above, we all know and think about this.

Very profound there officer Dylan!

How old are you again?

Happy Trick or Treat everyone!

We hope you had a sweet and scary weekend too!




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18 thoughts on “Busted!!

  1. Do you mean me as Darth Vader? You may just have to imagine that one. Someone had to snap the pictures and, truth be told, that mask was hot. But those cops never caught me. πŸ™‚ I hope you are enjoying your day! Thanks for dropping by Nancy!

  2. Hi Andy,

    Great pictures! But, where is a picture of you in your costume?

    By the way, it’s too funny about the camera in your phone. It’s amazing what we take for granted these days isn’t it? If someone had told me 10 years ago that I’d be using my mobile phone to take pictures, I wouldn’t believe them.

    I hope you and your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  3. Eventually we will make our way to Charleston . . . .

  4. How soon are you travelling to my side of the country again? Charleston is a great place to visit….

  5. I’d love to meet all of you!!!

  6. ahhh..thanks Luanne! You need to meet these girls one day in your travels. Don’t They Look Alike? And those cop outfits sure were cute! I hope you are doing well Luanne! Thanks for looking in….

  7. Thanks Wednesday πŸ™‚ It was lots of fun. I had to laugh at all the adults dressed up to scare kids at their house. It makes you wonder…..hmmm? My old neighborhood never got this into Halloween when I was growing up. We might have walked a block or two before we found a house w candy. In this neighborhood at least half of the houses are putting out candy. And so the kids come. its like a Trick or Treat block party… I hope you are doing well Sandy….thanks for looking in…..

  8. I’m more shivering at the thought of another film. Yes, pun totally intended.

  9. Do you mean like this? Remember this from when they inserted those 99 Radioactive seeds in me? I would have cleared the whole neighborhood out of children ….if they made me mad….

  10. Yep! You know when they announced it? At their last Shareholders Meeting. That’s what Frozen has meant to Disney and its earnings and stock price. So don’t throw all those Frozen clothes out just yet! πŸ˜›

  11. Wait, wait, wait…. There’s a new Frozen coming out?

  12. Happy Halloween.
    The cop costumes look cool.
    You should have body painted yourself green as Hulk and terror the neighborhood.

  13. Those outfits were cute weren’t they? They turned out way better than I thought they would. And I just don’t know where she got that saying from. I was stunned. She is so perceptive. She is going to be outsmarting her Daddy by the time she is a teenager… just by batting those eyes with that smile and saying cute amazing things.. I imagine like you got a way with growing up Jess. You may be interested to know we are reading books on poetry when I put her to bed now so she is picking up how to read poems. Have a great week Jessica! thanks for dropping by!

  14. Oh Princesses were so last year! Until the new Frozen comes out. Dylan was going to be Wonder Woman until Skye found the Cutesy Cop outfit. Then she switched to that and made me be Darth Vader and they were going to catch me and put me in handcuffs. i told them Darth Vader would never be caught be a pair of cops. yes, the first treat of the holiday was Halloween decorated Dunkin Donuts. Yummy! I had to take the girls out for dinner Friday while mom was in school so they ere the promised treats if they were good. I guess you can see right through my logic there, huh? Thanks for dropping by Betsy! I hope you and your crew had a scary Halloween too!

  15. Aww, what a great Halloween! They are adorable. And Dylan truly is wise! She must have gotten that from her daddy. πŸ™‚

  16. I’m shocked they didn’t dress as princesses, but the Cagney and Lacy costumes are great.
    You and the donuts! πŸ™‚ or rather πŸ˜›

  17. This post made my day. I loved reading about the adventures of your family on Halloween, and seeing those cutesy cops!!!

  18. The girls look great and your neighborhood looks like so much fun.

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