On Halloween this year, our church had Trunk - R - Treat where everyone in the church decorates their trunks for the kids to trick or treat! It is always very fun and I always try to decorate our trunk. At 8 months pregnant, this was a very large undertaking...ha...just like me though to do it. I loved doing it and had a great building assistant/strategic planner who was the biggest help in the world!
The boys woke up from their naps on Sunday afternoon and the first thing Reed asked was "where is my Snoopy Doghouse?" He squealed all the way out to the backyard where the "construction" had taken place. All I can say is, thank goodness for Christmas lights and darkness, because our architecture was lacking big time!
Two proud occupants of the doghouse. This was one of the only pictures we got where both boys had their hats on. Luke WOULD NOT wear his and people kept asking me if he was the sun or a yellow flower. NOTE TO SELF: Halloween costumes next year will NOT have headpieces.
Here is Luke eating cotton candy. This child loves candy more than ANYTHING in this world. Might as well call him the Candy Monster, because he ate his weight in it Sunday night (and is continuing to try to get more candy any way he can). He will walk into the living room with candy in his hand and I have NO idea where it came from.
Love those eyes...
Snoopy getting everything ready for trunk-r-treat
Our attempt at a family photo
Reed and Luke with Peg
Wonderfully crafted jack-o-lanterns!!!! All I can say is "WOW!"
Diving into the candy...making sure to get exactly what they want!
The boys hung out "around their house" most of the night and their daddy's lap was the best seat in the house!!
I wanted to try one more time to get Luke to wear his headpiece and this is what happened..."No, No, mommy!"
Best friends forever!
Sally Ann, Luke, and Harper
What a crew!!!
Luke, Sally Ann, Kaitlyn, and Fin
Hugs for Harper...
...oh, and a kiss!!!!
Me: "Luke, give Harper another big kiss."
Luke: the above photo
Luke and Harper in Snoopy's Doghouse
Luke, me, and mama (the sweetest witch I know!)
Laura and Me
...and here is Luke...where else but in the candy!!
Me and Abbie Smith -- our babysitter and good friend!
Luke showing Sally Ann all of his candy...hahahahaha!
We decided to join the world of organized sports this fall! Reed wanted to play soccer and he wanted his daddy to be his coach so we obliged! Our season started in October and it's been a funny fun couple of months. We have had games every Monday and Thursdays which has been A LOT but the boys (age 3-5) have come a long way since this first game. Reed even scored TWO GOALS. He is about a head shorter than everyone, poor thing, but we keep telling him if he drinks his milk and actually eats food his muscles will get really big.
Luke has even had fun!
(as long as there is plenty of food candy for him to eat and he can play in the dirt)
One of his happier moments.
There have been a few games where he has been "sick" and cried every time Rob would try to sub him in. Even bribing with candy wouldn't work.
My name is Melanie and I am a wife to a wonderful and patient husband, and mother of two little blonde boys and a precious baby girl living in small town Mississippi. I am constantly trying to live My life to reflect Jesus and fail miserably each day. This is where I want to chronicle where Jesus meets me in my regular old life and teaches me, refined me, and shows me how to love like he does and live better by giving and receiving more grace. Good grace! And the best teachers are most often my three little sidekicks who keep life interesting and remind me "how deep the Fathers love is!"