Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween: Jack O'Lanterns, Stitches, and a Witch

Everyone who knows me, knows that I have a tendency to be a little cautious and worried when my kids are involved. While other toddlers are climbing the jungle gyms with ease my children (except Darrien, because Darrien has always been an exception to the rule) are holding tightly to railings and waiting for my reassuring smile and hand to lead them to the slide. In fact, Lathaniel just started walking to the slide by himself instead of scooting along on his butt to get there. But with four kids during Halloween time, I guess it proved a little hard to keep everyone safe, even for me. Pumpkin carving, an eight year old who rushes through most things, and a knife equaled a bloody trail that looked like a crime scene, an overreacting mom, and three stitches in Darrien's thumb. But don't worry, Halloween was a huge success! Ashlyn dressed as Hermoine, Darrien was Ghost Face, Emily was a sparkly good witch, and Lathaniel was Leonardo the Teenage Mutant Turtle. Each costume matched their personalities perfectly. And even me, the hater of Halloween, had a good time.

Lathaniel Turned Three

It's hard to believe that three years ago I met the little man who would complete my world. With his blue eyes, he melts my heart. So I wanted to highlight my youngest son, before I blink and he is ready to head off to college.
Lathaniel is a man of few words, but he says "Mom" loud and clear (does anything else really matter?). He can count, follow directions, and identify colors, shapes, and animals. I think I should stop wishing for words. I think he might be the perfect three year old. But don't take my word for it, just look at the pictures (they speak a thousand words or more, you know).