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Monday, November 3, 2008

Some Halloween Fun

Since Friday was Halloween, I thought I would share a picture of my two little people in their costumes. If you can't tell, little lady is a pink pony and little man is a fireman. I work at a school, so they wore their costumes to school all day and handed out candy to all the students and staff. They loved doing this and since I am always trying to teach them to be "givers" and not just "takers", this was a good lesson for them in how happy it makes us when we give to others.

Although I am generally not big on Halloween for various reasons, one of them being, that it is usually quite cold here and hauling little ones in and out of the cold is not a good time, but this year, it was unusually nice here. Our little towns businesses open up their businesses for trick or treaters in the late afternoon, before it gets dark, so we walked around town with our little people. To say they loved dressing up is an understatement...as it would be to say they loved seeing all the children and adults that were dressed up. Before we went out, we practiced with them in saying "trick or treat", "happy Halloween" and most importantly, "thank you" to each place we went. I am happy to say that they did it wonderfully so...to the point that my little man actually tried to give out some of his own candy to some of the people handing out candy!

Every Friday evening is our movie and pizza night. I either make homemade pizza or a frozen one or on special times, we order out for one. We all get in our pj's early, make a big bed on the floor, and we all cuddle together while watching a movie. They get to stay up a little later then usual and usually get to have popcorn part way through the movie. Little man calls these nights "sleep over nights", even though we don't sleep there all night, and wants every night to be a "sleep over" night. So, this last Friday after coming home from trick or treating, we made homemade pizza and watched Tinkerbell, which is a very cute movie. I think at this point of Dora and Diego overload, watching any movie that doesn't have Dora or Diego in it, falls into the "cute" category for me.

The first picture, is a picture my daughter sent me of my grandson, who is about a year and half, dressed as a cowboy for Halloween and I just had to share it with you all. He is such a little honey and the joy of my life. He called me on Halloween morning and said "trick or treat" to me and can say "I love you grandma" which is like music to my ears. Even though I just seen him a few weeks ago, during the wedding time in Florida, it already feels like forever that I have gotten to just hug and kiss him.

I never thought in a million years, that I would be doing the Halloween things again, or having pizza movie night, but here I am, playing mommy to little ones. Last year, we attempted to celebrate Halloween, although the little people were pretty young, but their mother was involved with it, so it was a complete nightmare. So, this year, it was quite nice to do something that felt almost normal and it almost feels like old grandpa and I are catching on to this whole parenting thing were trying to do! Just remember, I said "almost"!




8 comments:

Midlife Slices said...

Awwww....how cute!! I have a lot of those "I never thought I'd be doing" moments so I know exactly how you feel but they say it keeps you young. I say it just makes me feel damn old. Ha!

Claire Marie said...

Me too! It is weird sitting on the porch handing out Halloween Candy seeing all the little kids in our neighborhood who will some day be a part of our friendship circle because of the littlest one. Who would have ever thought we would be starting over. I don't relate to the young mom's but I sure relate to the work the kids are! And I too feel pretty damn old! Just to watch the eyes of the baby while he took it all in was worth all the work of the day.

Your babies look great and I am glad you had a fun day at your house.

SciFi Dad said...

Very cute photos.

The sleepover night sounds like fun. We try to do something similar, although sadly our movies are often starring Dora or Diego these days.

thistle said...

The kids looked great in their costumes...so cute, and your pizza sleepover nights sound great!...

and i'm starting to refer to D & D as 'crack for kids'...i was at a really big dog show this weekend, and some mom had parked her two kids with a portable DVD player and D & D playing, and the kids seem to be oblivious to all the mayhem going on around them...mom was nowhere to be found, presumably in the ring with a dog...truthfully, it was actually a little disturbing to see...

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

oh, how cute are they? Your movie night sounds wonderful.

Bina said...

You are such a great mommy! I love the "sleep over" even if it's not really a sleep over. Your kids and grandkids are so very lucky to have you as a mommy, and I LOVE the cowboy picture! That is one handsome young man!

D'Arcy said...

SO adorable!!! You know life is interrupted for you with these little ones, but the glows on their faces make me know that there lives wouldn't be possible if you hadn't interrupted yours for them. You are truly inspiring and amazing to me!! I love you!

Heather said...

What cuties! It looks like your Little Lady compensated with that cast pretty well. You can't even tell she has one on in that picture.