"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trick or Treat!

Admittedly, we aren't huge fans of Halloween, but the kids were pretty excited to be in town for it this year (we were at a conference out of state at this time last year). They enjoyed dressing up and going around our neighborhood gathering up as much sugar as their little plastic pumpkins could hold! (If my calculations are right, we should have dessert taken care of for the next 6 months or so!) Emily was thrilled to receive so many compliments when she donned my old Domino's delivery driver jacket and used an empty pizza box (with a hole discreetly carved on the top) to collect her loot! Anna had to sing to half of the neighbors that we visited (and they politely listened and proceeded to tell her that she was cute!) We even got a bit goofy and made "mummy crescent dogs" for dinner. We all decided they looked more like something out of Veggie Tales than any mummy we'd ever conceived of ~ oh well, that's probably better! The oldest three enjoyed being involved in their first piano recital yesterday (Emily and Anna dressed up for the occasion--the boys did too, but they didn't insist that I take their picture!). The weather has been warm and our snow is almost completely melted. That hasn't kept the boys from piling (three deep) onto a plastic toboggan and sledding down the snow and then the grass (!) on the shaded side of our yard. Much fun!