Wednesday, November 4, 2009

pumpkins, batman, and sick babies.

these are the best days of our lives as parents...i believe that and try to live each day knowing how lucky we are to be here, in this moment, with babies who want to dress like batboy, and his big sister who wants to dress just like him. these are the days that i see two little ones running around the house with capes flying behind them...making superhero sounds whatever those are. i know all parents feel this way, i just want to write about it, cause one day i want my kids to know exactly what i was thinking about one night in november...when they were just babies:)

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!

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this is the time of year i love to bake even though i am not a great baker...last week i made pumpkin roll...
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it kinda sucked...
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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.
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my baby was sick...

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a nervous baby boy.

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the crew.

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.

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my boy...concentrating on his picture. i love how serious he gets.

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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.

xoxo

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!!!


6 comments:

Kelle said...

oh, joy! a good family post with all the things i love. precious trick-or-treating photos. and, where did you find that libby's pumpkin? they're out everywhere, and i have half a notion to carve out the stinking, rotton remains of the carved pumpkin on our front door step and whip it into some pumpkin bread. have so much fun in disney. i can't wait to hear about it! xoxo

Heather Polleti said...

looks so fun...i love you all!!

wylie said...

I love your imitation of how they talk, especially becks, he is so sweet! You might have overpaid on that fruit, however if you went to whole foods, it sounds about right! So cute Heidi!

Anna Ruth said...

How big they are getting... What fun it is to have a brother and sister to watch over each other.

carie said...

Although this post is pretty awesome...I want to see the DISNEY pics!!!!

Kelly said...

How did I miss all these posts? It's like posting on crack and I need my fix!! Thanks for always making us feel so welcome and inviting us over. You put Candlewood to shame! ha