Sunday, November 9, 2008

I feel like I'm fallin' for fall

Wow...we've been slackin' on the blog. I can't believe another week went by already! It's November already! A couple of weekends ago Emily went out of town with Darci to see their friend Julie so Granny and I took the boys to the apple orchard. They had a blast.

Halloween has turned into one of my favorite days of the year. I never really liked it growing up but now that I see the boys having so much fun, I've changed my mind. It's also one of our simplest holidays! Amiee and Ron host every year and all of our families go there so there is no double duty, running around to show people costumes, etc., which is great!

Carson Buzz Lightyear

Griffin didn't love his Mickey ears....

Who let the dogs out?

Our boys with their cousins (Adrian and Luca were Star Wars guys...I've never been into or even seen Star Wars so I'm not sure of their names, Blake was Flash, Brooke was a cat and Sophia was a spider.)

Luca, Carson, and Blake racing for candy....

Daddy and Buzz....

Griffin only went to a few houses and decided to kick back in the wagon with his sucker....

It was hard to keep up with Carson most of the night but he finally got tired and wanted a wagon ride too...

Mommy and Daddy

It was a little bittersweet for me because it took me back to three years ago when Carson was Fin's age (1 1/2) and he was a little elephant walking up to the houses saying trick or treat. I clearly remember he started saying trick or treat that night and we were so impressed. It was before the dreaded vaccines when he lost a lot of his language but it's back now! The last two Halloweens were kind of rough but this year, I finally feel like we're on the road to recovery. I see him doing new things everyday and he has so many words. He's starting to recall things and it's wild. He's now remembering things from last Christmas. We've been waiting so long for this. All of his hard work is paying off and our little boy is coming back to us. It's the best gift that I could ever ask for. We still have some issues to work through but the progress since last year has been great.
We're now moving into my favorite Holiday - Thanksgiving! No presents to haul back and forth! My favorite foods! A three day work week and a four day weekend! This year is going to be better than ever because we're celebrating three times like we always do but on three different days! Hurray! No running to two places and trying to stuff our faces back to back. We're going to actually enjoy our time with each family and not be rushed!
The Sunday before Thanksgiving, we always celebrate with the Facciollas (Em's mom's family.) It's a huge family - 60-70 people with all the cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. It's a great tradition because we all meet at the cemetery and form a circle around Em's grandparents grave site and take turns talking about what we're thankful for. I look forward to it. We then head over to Em's parents' and eat. It's very chaotic and loud so I'm a little nervous how Carson will be. He tends to not do well in these situations but we'll hope for the best. On Thanksgiving, we celebrate with the Bolones and Walkers over at Aunt Carol and Uncle Roger's. We usually have to eat and run to make it to the Jewett dinner that night but thankfully, we changed it this year to be the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I'm so happy because they are two of my favorite dinners (Traditional turkey with all the fixins' at my family's and Flank steak with all the fixins' at Em's family's) and we're always too full to enjoy them. It will be great to not be rushed this year. I hate having to go to two places in one day so this is one more thing that I can be thankful for this year!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such happy times!!!!! Love that Carson was so thrilled with Halloween - it gives me joy!