It's that time of year again. The time of year when I put on about 5 pounds thanks to all of the kids' candy that's around the house and my sneaking a piece or 5 because they'll never notice that it's gone.
Ok, well other than that, it's really the time of year to say, "Trick-or-treat!" "Thank you!" and "Mom, can I have a piece of candy?" (which at some point, thanks in part to persistence, I give in and say yes because sometimes that's easier.)
It was a great evening to go trick-or-treating around here. Nice weather, no wind and kids in good moods all make for an easier night for moms and dads. It does get easier, too, as the kids get older. J & I were remembering a Halloween 2 years ago when I thought I wasn't going to make it. C was running down the street, trying to keep up with the other kids (who were older-he was only 3) and was in complete hysterics about the whole thing!
This year was a bit different.
Calm kids, using manners, smiling faces, happy about candy they got...it was a very fun night for all of us!
And, we shared it with some good friends, which made it all the better!
What do you say about yourself? Well, I guess I'm a wife, mommy and teacher. I am blessed with a wonderful family-a husband and twin 10 year olds. I can't ask for much more than that. I love ice cream and any other dessert that has chocolate in it. Is it possible to have too much sugar in one day? I have been known to have ice cream for dinner, but don't tell my kids that! I've been blogging for about 7 years and love it. It is the perfect way to keep track of my family's happenings for me, J and the kids.
Husband, Daddy, Cook, Jungle Gym...let's see what else can I come up with? These are just of the few names J has in our family. He does everything and anything! I couldn't ask to have anyone other than him in my life. Married for 15 years, together since high school-we've been through a lot! He is a wonderful daddy to our twins and loves them so very much. They are utterly in awe of him as am I, every day.
A is our little peanut of a girl. She is full of spunk and personality. She is a little Mommy in her 10 year old self, always taking care and keeping track of her twin brother, C. Her favorite thing to do dance in her room with her door closed. She has to keep that brother out somehow! Her current favorite family game is Uno, which she is very good at! She's an artist in training, loves to ride her two-wheel bike and is a great helper around the house. She loves school, swimming, reading books, eating spaghetti and anything that's chocolate. Hmmm...who's daughter do you think she is?
C is our boy...a "boy-boy" if you know what I mean. At the current moment in his 10-year-old self, he plays catch with anyone around, with whatever ball is in season! He loves swimming, riding bikes and wrestling Daddy. He is our adventurous eater and will try anything we give him...though he doesn't always like it, but at least he tries! We love him so much and couldn't imagine life without him!