One of my personal, favorite traditions.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The beauty of this wonderful holiday...
And here is a pic of what the boys enjoyed.
Unfortunately, Becky and I didn't make it in the pictures, because we were behind the cameras.
But, we are still happy to see them (even if it is only once a year!!)
A friend recently posted this poem online and even though my mom apparently recited it to me soon after my first baby was born, it just now makes sense and brings tears to my eyes...
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait til tomorrow...
for babies grow up we have learned to our sorrow...
so quiet down cob webs, dust go to sleep...
I am rocking my baby and babies don't keep.
And this was all I could think about as I saw my boys turn 3 and 5 years old.
Wasn't it just yesterday I was rocking them in my arms?
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Halloween Kick-Off Party and Jack-O-Lantern Carving Competion
The return of Jack-o lantern pizzas!
Liam couldn't wait to start his costume wearing (2 days in advance)
Madeline watched the festivities from a warm bath
Uncle Chris and Grandpa, hard at work
Dylan and Daddy's Team
Grandpa and Liam's Team
They made a Happy Pumpkin
Dylan made a Scary Pumpkin
Chris's pumpkin looked a little Asian
I don't think that was planned, though.
Halloween Morning we had Pumpkin Pie Pancakes
The pancakes were also dressed in costumes.
(this is a snail, if you can't tell)
On our way to Trick or Treat!
Darth Vader and the Ballerina (or princess)
Liam was a little confused by the end.
He was also a little wacky, including yelling "KABOOM!!!!!" or "BINGO!!!!" after receiving candy at EVERY house.
He received a finger puppet at one house and decided to then name it Bingo, and then continued to tell everyone who opened the door that the puppet's name was Bingo.
And sorry to the lady who answered the door that Liam named "GREEN BEAN". His actual words were, "Thank you, GREEN BEAN!!".
I was laughing so hard I thought I was going to pee my pants.
I am so glad that my children are so hilarious. It makes a night of trick or treating that much more fun!