Wednesday, October 29, 2008
A knew what she wanted to be ever since we went to the Renaissance Festival - a Noble Lady from the Middle Ages. We have been studying the Middle Ages in school this year and A has been enjoying learning about the lives of people who lived so very long ago.
M liked the costume I found for him as soon as he saw it. He loves to goof around and make people laugh so this funny costume was perfect for him. The nose blinked on and off just like it does in the board game, Operation, on which the costume was based. He felt very good about himself after trick-or-treating. He told me that he made many adults laugh out loud at his costume and he received many compliments about what a great costume he was wearing.
D was the hardest of all three for which to find a costume. D enjoys simple costumes that are comfortable. He was a train conductor for several years in a row when he was younger, then he was a fireman for the past two years. Finally, he found a scary monster costume that was just a hoody and he liked that. He has already asked if he can wear his scary monster hoody costume again next year.
Following tradition, the children went to Grandma J's house for trick-or-treating. A decided that she didn't want to trick-or-treat this year so she prepared a big basket of candy to hand out beside her Grandma. She was very happy that many little girls told her how beautiful she looked in her dress.
The older I get the more the words of my mom ring true in my ears - holidays ARE what you make of them.
M and D insisted on going outside to play which entailed gathering up and getting out the winter coats, hats, snow pants, and boots. A wanted to go outside to play as well but since she is fighting a bad cough, I would not let her go. I was feeling quite proud of myself for my earlier trip to Target this week in which I purchased a new winter coat for D as last season's was too small. All was going well............until we pulled out last winter's boots. D's boots still fit him but M's boots were a full two sizes too small. So, he trudged out to the snow wearing his dad's boots. They were big - but not TOO, TOO big which doesn't seem possible.
The boys enjoyed their time outside, although M stayed out far longer than D. D decided he didn't want to have snow thrown at him any longer and came on in to warm up. Little arguments between M and D never last long, though. Their friendship and love for each other makes me so very happy. They are so fortunate to have each other.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
And, lastly here are the finished products BEFORE the kidlets starting picking away at the candy!
A had to take pictures of her Halloween gingerbread house to share with her friends at swim team. One of her friends told her, "Look at the cool things that you get to do because you're homeschooled." More words that are a balm to my soul.