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"!