we are lucky that we still have our kids in the house begging for candy, whining to trick-or-treating from the moment they wake up on halloween morning.
pumpkin carving and getting all the gross seeds out and then toasting them. peyton and beckham sprinkled the salt on and we enjoyed watching them toast in the oven. yummy!
this is the time of year i love to bake even though i am not a great baker...last week i made pumpkin roll...
it kinda sucked...
but it was fun to roll the pumpkin bread in a dish towel. i need a good pumpkin roll recipe so i can try again if anyone knows of one.
my baby was sick...
a nervous baby boy.
then, finally the time is near. we enjoy friends... and family if we are lucky. we drink, eat hot dogs and chili with the same group of people each year and i take comfort and joy in knowing that we have a little family tradition going...one i hope lasts every year.
the kids visit their first house, beckham is a little scared of the scary decorations . he shields his eyes and runs to daddy...unashamed. just young and seeking comfort. peyton is a bit more independent and goes ahead with a buddy.
"trick-or-treat day is here, mommy!"
"i bat boy!"
finally, we are done and the kids run home to go through their treats...
stomach aches and tooth decay warnings go unheard as they tear into their candy not long after we frantically inspected each piece just like our parents did for us. we are the parents now. that little fact always surprises me...even now after five years of parenthood! i love it...even if it does make me a little old...in their eyes.
peyton says, "your old mommy. i don't want to be old like you. please don't get more old." :)
both kiddies have been under the weather so we have been trying hard to make our time stuck in the house fun. so we build castles, play dinosaurs, and make projects.
my boy...concentrating on his picture. i love how serious he gets.
next we play market...and i typically pay about a 'hundred four hundred dollars' for a banana. good deal i'd say. i pay about 5 more dollars for two 'cume-cumbers.'
peyton asked me why adults have to work so much at home today? broke my heart and made me realize how busy i have been. i promised her i would would work less because she and beckham are more important than anything...even work. she said, "no, mommy. don't stop working." when i asked her why, this is what she said word for word.
"don't stop working, mommy because your work is important to you." bless her little heart.
HELLO? i sat stunned as i listened to my little girl speak like a grownup. she amazes me and i learn from her so much everyday about being more present and living my best life. she reminded me what was most important and that even though i think i am just sneaking in time here and there...it is significant to them. and while i won't stop working, because i do love my "work" and it is important to me, i am more aware that they need me with them and i will take advantage of these young years. i will squeeze every last drop of little voices, mommy snuggles, castle building, dinosaur eating dinosaur games, book reading, craft making, cooking cupcakes, fun loving time that i have with these little ones. because before i know it...my babies won't want to play dinosaur games and fly arounf the house in their batgirl costumes.
peyton, sophia, jenn, and i are heading to disney world this weekend to celebrate the girls' 5th birthdays. we are excited and anxious to begin this trip we have been talking about since we became pregnant and planning for years. we have carefully planned out each day and can't wait to meet the princesses and especially go the castle for lunch. i will post pics later!!!