Saturday, October 31, 2009

What's That Smell...?

Sniff, sniff...

Do y'all smell that? 

That... icky, yucky smell...

NO? Hmmm...maybe it's nothing! Oh well... 

Happy Halloween everyone! What an exciting day we've had in the Cox household. It has been a fun family day...but this particular family day did have a little (or should I say BIG) twist...

You still don't smell it? Yes... the smell IS the twist...

Trust me... just stick around a little longer and you'll get a whiff...

Well, this morning started off with a few 'firsts...' First time for Caden to wear his new jean jacket circa 1982... joke, joke, 1988...no, no joke, joke again... 2009! They're back and for babies! 

AND the first time for Caden to use power tools... HA! JOKE, JOKE again!! No, the first time for Caden to ride in his BIG boy car seat... Thank you Louise Day and your incredible pricing via Craigslist! And thank you KK for picking it up for us!! (It is brand new!!!)

Caden got to take his first ride in his new seat all the way to Home Depot... and to HEB... and to the bank... he was traveling in style all the way there...until...

Sniff... SNIFF... do you smell it now??

On the road we caught a HUGE whiff of this...

Pew-weeeeeee... STANK-AYYYYY!!! We smelled a SKUNK!! We spotted him once, but then we lost him... but the smell lingered...

When we got home Caden had to get some zzzzz's, but when he got up we had a special Halloween activity to do courtesy of Nana. Nana and Paps sent Caden a very special card for his first Halloween. In it were 10, $1 bills for him to practice his counting (chewing). And the best part was that once he was finished counting (chewing) he got to take his dollars to the ice cream store and buy he and his mommy and daddy some ice cream... YUMMY!!

1-2-3-4-5...
6-7-8-9-10!! 10 dollars!! 

Uh-oh... It's back! How about now?? Now, can you smell it? 

That little stinker... how did he find us at home???

Afraid that we might get sprayed by our furry black and white friend, Caden and I stayed behind our new CADEN GATE (and all God's people said... AMEN!!) Caden wasn't scared though... he took the command post and kept watch!

Well, Daddy had no luck with the skunk this time either... sigh! And the smell... oh the smell! It was everywhere... so we decided it was time to hit the road again. We thought that if we could lead this skunk, who was obviously VERY intent on following us, to the car wash that it would get a MUCH deserved bath...

The car wash was LOUD... so very loud and the skunk... well he followed us alright. But he knew better than to follow us into the car wash tunnel... he stayed outside against the side of the building...

He's a crafty one that skunk!

BUT he wasn't going to ruin our Halloween Ice Cream Party...

We got our scoops and headed to the lawn across the street from the ice cream store and popped a squat! Caden LOVES ice cream... especially Amy's Mexican Vanilla... 


Mommy and Daddy enjoyed Amy's Ice Cream too... Thanks Nana!

After we finished our ice cream, we sang our FAVORITE song... I put my hands up, they're playing my song, the butterflies fly away... I'm nodding my head like yah... I'm moving my hips like yah... I put my hands up, they're playing my song, I know I'm going to be okay... yah, yah, yah... It's a Party in the U.S.A. Thank you Miley Cyrus for making this GREAT song to teach your kiddos so many fun things!! Hands Up, nodding your head, moving your hips... LOVE IT!!

After we finished our dance party we smelled it...

The skunk... HE'S HERE!! Let's go get 'em Daddy!!

I think he went this way...

There he is... GET HIM!!!

We ran, and we ran and we ran... Caden ran SO fast he took flight... way up into the trees, BUT he was gone... the little stinker got away AGAIN...

Back on the home front it was time for Caden's afternoon nap. While Caden was sleeping Justin and I came across this...

That's right... he's still here. Are we ever going to catch HIM???

Dinner time was especially fun today because we had a special bowl that our Aunt Terry sent to us. Once Caden finished his corn casserole he found a special Halloween message at the bottom...

Got Candy?? Not yet, but we're workin' on it! After dinner it was time for the MAIN event... TRICK OR TREAT! SMELL MY FEET!!! 

Caden had to get all dressed up for his very first Halloween. We headed outside to take some pics before we traveled the streets. While we were out there we smelled it...

Can you smell it?? It is REALLY strong now...

The skunk... we could tell he was close by...

We spotted him on the side of our house. Quietly we snuck up behind him...

We got 'em cornered now! He has NO where to run...

WAIT!! 

HOLD THE PHONE!!!

The skunk...

IS CADEN?!!!

SILLY CADEN!!! It's you we've been smelling ALL day??!!


It is!! It REALLY is you!!

NO, no! We aren't mad at you...

BUT you ARE a little stinker!!


Well, at least we solved the mystery before we went door to door... we needed to be able to explain the stinky smell that followed our every move...

Caden wasn't so sure about his Halloween bucket (or old box that Mommy made into a bucket for him!! Hehe!)

Being a skunk is hard work... a guy's gotta get a breather!!

On our way around the neighborhood we made a pit stop by our friend Ava's, I mean... Pooh's house! 

We did a little Trick-or-Treating with Ava and her Mommy and Daddy and then it was time to come home. It was a long day of skunk hunting Halloween fun!


To top off our adventurous day, Caden and Daddy used their excellent "hunting" skills to help Baby find her pumpkin... (another sweet gift from our Aunt Terry!)

Do you smell that??!!

Yah, I know... me either!! It's gone!! No more SMELL!! PHEW!!!

Our little skunk is safe in bed. Our candy is gone (mainly because Justin was tired of getting up in the middle of the Texas game and was giving HUGE handfuls to each lucky trick-or-treater!!) and our memories of our first Halloween are SWEET... and a little bit sour!! :) That lil stinker!!

Happy Halloween!!!

4 comments:

Emily Evans said...

Cutest little skunk ever!

ginarowe said...

ADORABLE pictures! He is so stinkin' cute :-)!!

Melissa said...

so cute! i love his little skunk costume! glad you had a great halloween!

Lindsay said...

he's such a cute skunk. I love that costume!