Sunday, November 01, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year. I am sorry, but I LOVE HALLOWEEN! Here we are off to the trunk or treat. The girls love the Wizard of Oz, so we thought it would be fun to do a family theme. I love this picture...Enoch's big smile, Ruby skipping along merrily, carrying Enoch's bucket for him...excitement.

The girls loved having Tom as the Tin Man. Enoch wasn't bothered by my green face or wig at all...I thought he would get a little freaked out. I had him in the bathroom with me while I was putting it all on, so maybe it gave him time to get use to the idea.
Ruby got a little overwhelmed by all the strange people and costumes. She didn't want her picture taken and only got 3 pieces of candy (while I was standing by her and when I said 'trick or treat'). She was clinging to her silky --'Lions and tigers and bears, oh, my'.
Ella looked so cute as Glinda. She had a fun halloween this year. For each different function, she would choose a different costume: a witch for school parade, Tinkerbell for ballet, and Glinda for trick or treating.
Pictures will never capture how ridiculously cute Enoch looked in this lion costume. The first time I tried it on him, he wanted nothing to do with the hood. The next time, I took him to a mirror so he could see himself. We practiced roaring and he got the idea. From then on he left his hood up and would walk around roaring at everyone.

Flash back

I thought it would be fun to put Enoch's one month pictures up right next to his 15 month, so you can really see the difference. Everyday that passes I lose my baby just a little more. I know that I am supposed to just enjoy each moment but there is always a sadness for me, that my children will never be as they are right now. They change and grow, and my babies just slip away from me. Don't get me wrong, everyday is more fun and he only gets cuter...I don't know really how to explain it, but for me motherhood is so bitter sweet.

Fall...My 100th Post

We went for a short hike up the mountain for family night. The leaves were so beautiful!
Here is Ella. She turned 5 this month. She is growing up way too fast...5 going on 20.

Ruby's latest phrase is 'you bobble-head', which she says with an impish grin to anyone who tries to talk to her. These girls are really something else.