October has come and gone and boy was it a blur! Where did it go?….duh, I know….it went away too darn fast! Time escaped me this month with the crazy life of being a full time worker, a mom, a blogger, a wife, and a daughter. Everything in my life has been so busy and it was only October. I seriously don’t know what I’m going to do once Thanksgiving get’s here and then Christmas. I’ll go ahead and apologize in advance if I am missing in action. Then again I felt like I have been missing in action around the blog lately, but please know it’s not because I sit and day dream of my next blog post….because I do! It’s just the lack of time to sit in front of my computer and actually make those dreams a reality.
Since October was a blur and since I really did take a bunch of pictures from the month of festivities, I thought I would share them any way. Like a collage of happenings in October….or scenes of what went on in my life in October.
First was our adventures to the local pumpkin patch which in October in South Florida is still hot. We happen to catch a cold front on the day of our pumpkin patch adventures so long sleeves and shorts could be worn! A rare occurrence! After many photo stops and a lot of walking around, we left the pumpkin patch with 5 pumpkins! One for each of the us, plus another for carving.
Which brings me to the carving. We saved the carving for the weekend before Halloween. This was the first carving we have done since the girls were born. The girls were super excited about the carving but lost interest soon. There only request was the pumpkin be a happy pumpkin. So a happy pumpkin is what I carved. Wow! I forgot just how fun (and frustrating) carving a pumpkin could be. I can’t remember the last time I carved a pumpkin. I know it will be an ongoing tradition in our house too. The only thing I forgot is how quickly a pumpkin can rot. Our little friend didn’t even make it to Halloween before he became a chia pet! By mid week he has a furry eye and was no longer fun to look at. Luckily we had other pumpkins to make the front door festive and those had stickers on them for their faces.
Then there was Halloween! The whole month I had one of the girls pretty set on what she wanted to be for Halloween while the other one would change her mind every day or hour! Yes, even though I have twins they are TOTALLY different from one another in more ways than one. They may look alike, but let me tell you they are two different little ladies. This year one of the girls went as a owl, which I actually made….I told my husband it would be the last year I did that too. Last year I made their costumes too. This year I made one and half. Since I knew the owl would be difficult I talked one of the girls into being a black cat….a much easier costume to tackle. I know, I know, bad mom! But she loved being a black cat! And they loved wearing their costume to their school parade!
And last but not least we did one more thing in the month of October…..we got our family pictures taken professionally so we had something to put on our Christmas cards this year! Here is a little peak at the photo’s! My co-worker and friend took these as she is trying to grow her photography business. She is super duper talented. She actually works in the photo studio at my job so again…super talented! Her site is still in progress but stay tune if you are in South Florida and need a very talented lady to take your kids photo’s.
Ok, now do you see why October was a big blur to me? Where in the world did it go? Now we are onto November! And one of my very favorite times….Thanksgiving!
I can’t promise anything but I’ll try to be back here on the Random side of the blog to share more…..we’ll see. Ha!
This weekend the family ventured out to the beach. Luckily, Irene passed by our coast only causing some waves and a little beach erosion. I say this after seeing images of much of the Eastern Seaboard and the damage we had was nothing compared to them. The only sad thing about the storms is all the sea turtle nests that we saw the weekend prior. You see last weekend we also were at the beach and saw nothing but a sea of little yellow signs that read “sea turtle nest do not disturb”. The girls were fascinated with these signs and that there were little sea turtle eggs under the sand. We tried to explain to them that once the eggs were ready they would crawl from the sand and head to the water but the eggs had to stay under the sand and couldn’t not be touched or the turtles wouldn’t see able to make it to sea. We used some Nemo sea turtle terms too. We left the beach last weekend with them saying by to the sea turtle nest. Quite cute actually.
Well this weekend when we walked down to the beach not a single yellow sign was to be seen. And of course the one thing that was on the girls mind was were all the sea turtle nest had gone. It was sad thinking about it but just imagine trying to explain to a toddler what happen to the beloved sea turtles. We did our best only to have smiling girls faces turn into sad and concern faces. I’m convinced one if not both will become a vet when they grow up due to their love of animals. They get it honestly since my husband and I are both animal lovers. Yes, we are the ones that will crawl along the floor in our house trying to chase a lizard that got in so we could save it and let it free outside. Any way after we told the girls they decided they were going to gather food for the turtles in hopes this would help more mommy turtles come to our beach to lay more eggs. Of course the food they chose was only sea shells and rocks. This is what they are doing here.
And then not too long after they gathered the food we saw a rainbow form in the sky. We like to think it was all those baby sea turtles we lost to Irene’s path that were smiling down on our girls because of their want to make things better. Who knows? But it brighten our Sunday evening!
We have graduates!! Don’t worry that haven’t grown that much and aren’t graduating from high school quite yet, but I have to say it sure does feel like it! They seem to have grown up way too fast this past year. They entered Tiger Tots (the class before pre-school) last August as two little girls, or in my eyes my two little babies. They started as two shy and reserved little girls but blossomed over the year to be the social butterflies of their class. They learned so much this year and always came home with stories. Some you couldn’t quite understand and some that made you laugh days afterwards. Of course there was some tattle tale stories too. Especially from one sister! She was the first to tell me, “mommy, sissy got a note today”. Yes, we did get some of those this year! I guess I have two little girls who would rather talk to their friends during nap time and keep them up instead of getting their own much needed shut eye. Like I said, social butterflies! This school year was fun and was filled with a lot of great memories! The girls are already looking forward to next year and what “big girl” school will hold for them. In the meantime they are heading to summer fun camp, which seriously makes me wish I could be a kid again!! For example, today K-9 dogs are visiting and earlier this week they were making pudding and getting the chance to jump around in a bounce house!! Ahh….to be a kid again!
So I now have two little graduates who I’m so proud of but I do wish they would slow down in growing up. I’m not sure mommy can take them growing up so fast. It feels like just yesterday I was bringing them home!
Easter morning we were woken by two excited little girls wondering if the Easter bunny had come to their house. It didn’t take much longer for one of them to sneak downstairs to find pink baskets waiting for them. Soon afterwards I had two jumping up and down little girls telling me that the Easter bunny came. Yippee!! I remember those days as a kid. It was so special to see them experiencing that moment too. After looking at each and every piece in their basket and each others baskets we had a quick breakfast. Then, still in their pj’s, we headed outside for the great Easter Egg Hunt. It took longer for daddy to hide the eggs then it did for the two munchkins to find them.
I never seen two little girls work so quickly in finding Easter eggs. It took about 3 minutes for two baskets to be filled….see…
They were then wondering when they could do it again….
Later Mommy? Please? Maybe I said…
Then we found this….
And we all became distracted.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! I hope it was filled with everything like ours was… family, laughter, fun, and chocolate! I hope every Easter is like the one we had on Sunday!
HAPPY 2011!! Hard to believe 2010 is behind us and a new year is upon us. A fresh start, a new beginning, and new memories to have. I always have mixed feelings as one year ends and one begins. Sad that another year has disappeared before our eyes and happy because new things are on the horizon. I have big expectation for 2011 and hoping new and great things will come. I was talking to my best friend recently and we both have these dreams for the new year. Fingers and toes crossed that they will happen. Maybe I should wish upon a star too just to make sure??
Sorry I’m a few days late with this post but it’s been a busy few days as we all prepared to get back into our normal routines of work and school. I have come to the realization that vacation is a very wonderful thing. Especially, a week and a half vacation! New Year’s Eve we didn’t do too much but we got out our hats and noisemakers and still made a little noise in our neighborhood.
Even our golden retriever Parker joined in for the celebrations. However, he preferred not to wear the hat but I do think he looked the best in it. Don’t you think?
We all had some laughs as we partied in the street. I’m not sure who had more fun though?
Our party in the neighborhood was a short celebration, but a fun one. I have recently come to realize when you have two busy three year old’s the attention span soon finds other things to interest them. Like going to the park!
Hoping everyone else had a fun and safe New Year’s celebration. Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! Hope you all have a fabulous one!