11.01.2011

The Little Things

The calender says it's November 1st today.

Funny.

I'm still stuck in August.

I couldn't really wrap my head around September starting and now it's November? Whew. Time is just not kind to me these days.

Typically I would be celebrating that Halloween is over (Ghosts and gore...*shudder*), but this year I kind of maybe actually really enjoyed it. This year my children were old enough to enjoy trick or treating and not too old to be twerps yet. They all looked so cute in their costumes...even if they wouldn't cooperate with our Goldilocks and the Three Bears idea.

What every three year old girl wants to be for Halloween. Fairy, Princess, Princess Fairy, Fairy Princess...Take your pick.


We always knew she was Super!


"Walt Mario" or "Wario". The boy is obsessed.


At least she's a warm flower.
 
The Eternal Quest: To get one picture with all four looking

This was our first year trick or treating door to door and we had a blast! The weather was perfect, the temperature was cool, but not cold. The kids quickly grasped the idea of how trick or treating works and they really enjoyed themselves.

Trick or Treat!

I was so touched by all the neighbors that prepared ahead of time for my little food sensitive kiddos. Dee is allergic to milk (no chocolate and caramel) and Elle has Celiac Disease (no wheat, barley, or rye). Neighbor after neighbor pulled out special treats for my two little ones.


Surveying the loot! Any Milky Way Midnights in there for Mommy?

Have I ever mentioned how much I love my neighbors and living in this area? I really do! It means so much to me that other people care about my children and family and do something so thoughtful. (It's okay to cry when you're trick or treating, isn't it?)

Seeing as how it is November 1st and all...that means anything Christmas is fair game! The music! The decorations! The GOODIES! Not even you Scrooges out there can deny it! It's the holiday season!

For now I'll stick with the season of gratitude and share a few things I'm grateful for. After such a wonderful Halloween night I can't help gushing a bit with gratitude.

I'm grateful for the little things.

I'm grateful for good neighbors and friends!

I'm grateful to be a mom of four young ones. Watching them soak up the season makes me ever so happy!

I'm grateful to be a stay at home mom. Today I am snuggling with my kids watching the snow and rain fall outside. I love the snow and rain! But I love even more watching it from the comfort of my home.

I'm grateful for cute chubby babies that wake up at 4:45 am and help me get out of bed to exercise.

I'm grateful for a mother-in-law who is a fantastic grandma to my children. Happy Birthday Grandma Rochelle!

More "gratefuls" to come as this festive month whooshes by. Watch out! Before we know it it will be February.

6 comments:

K Lind said...

Yay! What a cute bunch! I'm glad you had such awesome neighbors!

Bethany said...

I love this time of year - all the gratitude and love. :) Thanks for getting the ball rolling! And is that you holding your little flower? You look fantastic! And you pull off the hat really well! Cute, cute kids.

MiMi said...

They all look adorable!
And you are looking skinny minny!

Jodi said...

We have a great little community like that as well. Every year during Food Allergy Awareness Week we hand out thank yous along with a treat to our wonderful neighbors. Glad you had a good Halloween with your cute little ones!

Creating Sarah said...

This was such a sweet post. I love your kids' costumes! It sounds like your neighborhood is awesome. I'm glad. They are lucky to have you. =)

Myya said...

Your kiddos look absolutely adorable!!! I love that your neighbors are so awesome. I saw that on your facebook the other day & it got me teary eyed reading it. Awesome, just AWESOME!

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