Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween Transformations

I spent almost the whole day without internet access or email--I felt so antcy, so unconnected--so when it was finally back, I was in reading my emails when my son called me from the kitchen...
Our moth broke out of the cocoon!

He wasn't at all graceful, just hairy and sloppy, stumbling around. We didn't know if we should let him go, wait a little bit... I asked my husband if we should put a couple more leaves in with him, and his answer was that he didn't know if moths ate leaves. And I didn't want to try to catch some bugs for him. So anyway, my forward-thinking and practical husband didn't want him released near our house, thinking that he/she? would only mate and leave more baby caterpillars to devour our trees, so on his way to play raquetball tonight, he took the little guy to release him into 'the wild'... L.O. wanted to keep him for a pet.

Also including a picture of my two trick-or-treaters, complete with homemade gun. Unbelievably, they ran into a toddler girl dressed as the Star Wars Princess Leia, huge buns and all.

And I got to the end! My first draft is done!!


Swishy said...

What cute trick-or-treaters!

And a big YAY!!! on finishing your first draft! Good for you!

Michelle said...

How cute!

Jess Riley said...

Congrats on finishing the draft!! Isn't that a great feeling?

And how adorable are those costumes? :)

Trish Ryan said...

A first draft is born, a moth emerges...it's been a big day at your house!

Colleen Gleason said...

Wow on so many fronts! Congrats on birthing a novel, a moth, and two cute Halloween guys!

Did you check out my contest yet?

Beck said...

Your trick-or-treaters were so cute! You should have teamed up with Princess Leia... for good luck or something.
Thanks for visiting my site!

Julie S said...

Cute costumes!

Congrats on the first draft!