Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Life went on after Halloween. The very next day in fact. At a birthday party for Miss Amy. It's always fun to watch the bigger kids and realize with a mix of delight and sadness that someday the boys too, will be that old. That they will be able to talk in complete sentences, and do all the big kid things without me having to worry quite so much or at least have a whole different set of worries I suspect.
And did I mention the cake? And I cream?? The boys happily devoured theirs. :)
Monday, November 2, 2009
In anticipation of the sun starting its final descent we headed indoors to grab a quick hotdog and get the boys changed into their costumes. They were….
With the sun sinking below the trees and headed for the roof tops and other trick or treaters starting to arrive we pulled out the boys’ rides and headed off down the street. The boys held their buckets as they were wheeled up to door after door. I don’t think they really knew what to make of it as door after door people came out, looked, and talked to them before depositing goodies in their baskets. The boys were pretty shy and quiet despite our prompting to at least get them to say treat or please or really anything at all. They had a deer in the headlights pose as they took it all in including the other trick or treaters in costume rushing from door to door all around them. But as the doors would close and we would head back down the walkway they would start babbling excitedly. Probably talking about how it cool it was that they got more and more candy and they didn’t have to do anything other than sit there and look cute. And wondering if every day was like this. They were probably plotting how they should run up and ring all the neighbors’ door bells on a regular basis with their hands outstretched to hold all the inevitable candy, right?
We eventually completed the circuit around the block and back to Kevin’s parents’ house. Getting the boys and their treats out of the cars was a bit more difficult that we imagined. They were a little attached to their baskets to say the least. Kevin let Ryan try to carry his. It was so heavy and unwieldy I am amazed he didn’t just topple right over. We eventually managed to get them set them down in the floor long enough to get their jackets off. I asked the boys to pick out a piece to eat and after rummaging for a minute Ryan pulled out a box of Milk Duds which was vetoed and Connor found a popcorn ball.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
And it clearly looks better lit up at night with some tea lights than it did by the light of day. :)
Speaking of daylight - with the boys up and ready to prowl we headed towards the park by way of the wooded paths with the boys' cousin Kendall along for the excitement. All 3 kids took turns running in circles up the stairs, across the bridge, and down the big swirly slide. And the more times they went the more static they amassed. As evidenced best by Ryan's hair.
He certainly looked like a monster this Halloween! Though it was funny that the second his feet touched the ground his hair would take up it's former position laying tamely on his head. But should you happen to get your hand anywhere near him static would arc amidst a shocking blue flash of light to give you a real zap. Ouch!
After we had visited all our old friends - the slides, the swings, the mulch, the squirrels and of course played keep away from mom in the forest amongst the spider web clad yaupons we headed back. And with the laughable idea of getting a few cute pictures a la last year ....
managed this one. It was as good as it got before the fraidy cats bolted. Chased off by a cacophony of moving, talking, racket making monstrosities stirred up by Kevin's dad.
(to be continued...)