in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

trick or treat!

four little wild ones trick-or-treating -- sorry for the eyeshine, but it IS halloween!

last night was john's first time really trick or treating. his first halloween he was only four months old, and last year he came to our halloween event at the mall and had no clue what the heck was going on.

but this year we joined some friends for an awesome night of trick or treating and halloween fun, and john was awesome.

things i learned:
1) my son calls it "truck or treat" and i don't want that to change
2) trick or treating is VASTLY improved by a go cup of wine in hand.
2a) having a total of six parents for four kids makes you feel not so bad about that go cup
3) ten houses is enough for the under seven set
4) john will be done after about five houses, take off his tigger hat, refuse to carry his bucket, but still want to visit every person he sees at a house and say truck or treat
5) mommies should take far more pictures, and try taking some where there is actually some light
6) wagons. WAGONS. 'nuff said.
7) the energy a foursome of kiddos will find on halloween night is mind boggling, and inversely proportionate to the energy of their parents.

all in all, we had a blast. thanks so much to our friends p & r, and p's brother & sis-in-law and mom. we were welcomed into a very cool family for a very fun haunting.

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