Too much to catch up on, too much to be thankful for... enjoy the pictures, a post to follow soon.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Carving pumpkins in the crisp fall air is exactly what I remember doing growing up. Leah really wanted nothing to do with the pumpkin "guts", but Brayden thought it was pretty cool. "Wow! That's cool!!" was the phrase he kept repeating as Cavan was scooping out the slimy seeds. Cavan and I normally carve something we enjoy, but we let the kids pick out the faces this year. Leah picked out a kitty (I carved), and Brayden picked out Mickey Mouse (Daddy carved... because Mommy was too scared to mess it up!) The pumpkins turned out so cute.
We decided to take Leah and Brayden trick-or-treating this year. We kind of waited until the last minute, so we had to think quick when deciding what they were going to dress up as. Leah made up her mind right away and dressed as a princess, and Brayden has this super cute coat with bear ears... so I painted a cute little nose and whiskers on him. Oh he looked so cute.
I can say with confidence, trick or treating was the most fun time I have had as a Mommy so far. Seeing how timid Leah was at first, not knowing what to say.. "Trick or treat" was more of a whisper in the first few homes. By the 4th home she was yelling, "TRICK OR TREAT!!!" A couple times she forgot what phrase she was supposed to say, so she stumbled and shouted, "CANDY!". My cheeks hurt I was laughing and smiling so much. Brayden got the hang of it right away, whenever someone would offer the bowl of candy to him, he would grab as big of a handful as he could, many times walking away with more than 2 pieces of candy. Every time back to the golf cart, Leah would shout to Grandpa and Grandma waiting for us, "Grandpa! Grandma! I got more candy!! MOM! Can we go to another house??????" She was beaming with excitement.
They ended up with so much candy, and they each got one piece on the way home, and one piece last night... Mommy and Daddy on the other hand have had wayyy too much, but it was seriously the most fun. I am so glad we decided to go. Enjoy the pictures!!