Somethin’ Pumpkin(?) or….. Somethin’, Pumpkin

On October 13, 2014 by Jamy Shaffer

stock-photo-pumpkin-head-130947248Last Saturday’s event was postponed due to the threat of unfavorable weather and the temperatures beginning to become more Autumn-like (and the fact that the local High School Homecoming dance was that evening). So as the air got noticeably cooler, we moved into the gym of a nearby church.  Revelers could partake in basketball, table hockey, foosball, ping pong (or as a few decided, ping the camera guy), and other fun.  Of course, inside means no hot dogs roasted over an open fire instead they were boiled.

We welcomed a few infrequent disciples.  Sandy and Riley joined us.  My buddy Ashton was sick and had to miss but his cousin added a different kind of spark.

Similar to last Spring’s Easter Eggstravaganza, candy was tossed all over the gym floor and the little ones scavenged all over gathering it up.  Later, each of them received another treat that would almost seem like a trick, but I thought they were neat.  Sitting in a circle (?), the kids received small monster figurines. I have to say that my favorite was the deranged milk carton but there were some medusa, clowns (everyone knows there is nothing more frightening than a sinister man in make up…. EWWWWWWW), and something that resembled Audrey II.

After the monsters were passed out (the toy monsters, anyway), I drove Sandy and Riley home.  Returning to the church, the clean up had begun.  The remaining younglings were playing some Hullabaloo (think Twister) only the winner was instructed to do a crazy dance at the end of the round.

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)

And I believe that I shall make more use of my iPad to chronicle our weekly events.  I posted a new benchmark on our Facebook page this week (not to worry, I will only post a select few here as usual).  Until next time… Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.

I come bearing deeeelicious treats

I come bearing deeeelicious treats

Chips, pretzels, and, fudge round Rice Krispy Treat.  A meal fit for a queen.

Chips, pretzels, fudge round, and Rice Krispy Treat. A meal fit for a queen.

 

Red ball in the corner pocket.  I am so confused, I thought were were playing billiards.

Red ball in the corner pocket. I am so confused, I thought were were playing billiards.

Stalking his pray... OOPS... PREY!

Stalking his pray… OOPS… PREY!

Come on Luke!  One more push up!  You KHAN DO EEET!

Come on Luke! One more push up! You KHAN DO EEET!

I say we let our kids eat all the candy and ship them off with the creepy looking guy with the iPad taking pictures.

I say we let our kids eat all the candy and ship them off with the creepy looking guy with the iPad taking pictures.

What'cha mean what's behind my back?

What’cha mean what’s behind my back?

Your candy... or your life.

Your candy… or your life.

No one better lay a finger on my butterfingers (or a whatever is in my bag)

No one better lay a finger on my butterfingers (or a whatever is in my bag)

Future NYC ballet star.

Future NYC ballet star.

A timely visit by Cousin Itt.

A timely visit by Cousin Itt.

Going for the new human javelin record.

Going for the new human javelin record.

Once again, the perfect circle of disciples!  Nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest.

Once again, the perfect circle of disciples! Nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest.

On your knees knave!  Bow before my purple greatness!

On your knees knave! Bow before my purple greatness!

I see in your future... I see.... I see.  OUCH!  A smashed hand!

I see in your future… I see…. I see. OUCH! A smashed hand!

Rerro, Rhaggy!

Rerro, Rhaggy!

Raider of the Church's Ice Box. Wasn't that a movie?

Raider of the Church’s Ice Box. Wasn’t that a movie?

Come with me chiiiiildrrren.  I'll give you lots of candy so you can go home and drive your parents crazy all night long! MWHAAAAA!

Come with me chiiiiildrrren. I’ll give you lots of candy so you can go home and drive your parents crazy all night long! MWHAAAAA!

Sweet, Evil Critters

Sweet, Evil Critters

I'm trying to decide on my halloween costume. I like the evil milk carton

I’m trying to decide on my halloween costume. I like the evil milk carton

Let's see.... Right foot on yellow... Twist to green... Fall down and DANCE.  That's what it's all about.

Let’s see…. Right foot on yellow… Twist to green… Fall down and DANCE. That’s what it’s all about.

Not sure... is it the mother alien or Audrey II?

Not sure… is it the mother alien or Audrey II?

Tust me... I know what I am doing.  I have a black and blue belt.  99.95 at Wal-Mart

Tust me… I know what I am doing. I have a black and blue belt. 99.95 at Wal-Mart

More evil creatures.  Will the insanity ever end!

More evil creatures. Will the insanity ever end!

Zen Chinese dining on the floor.

Zen Chinese dining on the floor.

Oscar finally outgrew that trash can and looks a little less green.

Oscar finally outgrew that trash can and looks a little less green.

 

Jamy Shaffer (58 Posts)

HI EVERYONE! My name is Jamy. I have been a HUGE believer in Jesus for all of my 39 years. So far along my journey, I have been a member of my Catholic church's choir as well as a song leader. In my free time, I enjoy singing and performing on stage with various community theater groups in my area. Although I am a devoted Catholic, I know that there are hundreds of other churches throughout the world and that none of them are the "perfect" denomination and that God embraces the beauty of all their similarities and, most importantly, their differences. If we were all the same, it would be a rather dull world.


 

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