4 Golden Eggs

4 Golden Eggs
our children

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Apples and more apples

A few weeks ago, dear friends of ours invited me and our kids to their home to make apple butter, apple crisps, or anything to do with apples. 
Their home was filled with the delicious aroma of apples and one baking pumpkin. Derrick is an ace at cooking and whipped up a meat, bread and pumpkin stuffing and baked it in the pumpkin.
While the children played with their three children, the ladies peeled and sliced and stirred and cooked apples. 

It was a special afternoon and a good way to use up the almost peck of apples our children had brought home from a recent field trip to a local farm.
The pumpkin meal was unique and delicious.  We came home with apple butter, apple crisps and apple sauce to enjoy.
Derrick and Irene have become dear friends of ours. They are intelligent, live as green as they can and always reach out to others in need. 
We are enjoying the last of autumn here in New England. The snow has melted and the last of the leaves are falling. Soon winter will come.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This...

I've had this song running through my head this week. Some of my days are so sweet. I end the day not having regrets, not wishing I'd done something different or said something nicer. Today was one of those days.
Our children still wake up early. Someone wakes up before the rooster every day. They don't pay attention to the clock or the recent time change. A few days ago Max was up at 4:40! I had to tell him to go back to sleep. He was ready for the day. I wasn't.
Charlotte is usually the last one up (good girl). Grant is usually our first riser. He has always been an early riser. He is also the one who could probably use a nap in the afternoon. I can tell when he starts crying about the simplest things. I know he misses Daddy. I do too. I give him a hug and he's better.
Ben starts sucking his thumb when he's tired or hungry. He still carries around a white cloth that is shredded and knotted. It's his comfort. He likes it when I call him "my sugar bunny bear". 

It's a wonderful thing being a Mommy. I feel like I am living a miracle each and every day.  It was dark by 4:30 today and they were ready for sleep early. I'm sure tomorrow one of them will be up before the rooster!
~ enjoy the rest of your weekend,  rebecca

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Autumn Festivities

Due to the freakish storm that hit us last Saturday and the heavy snow that shut down power to over 70% of our town for a week, Trick-or-Treating was wisely postponed until this past Saturday and even then it was only allowed from 4 to 6 PM. 
This was a smart decision because there are still downed wires and tree limbs across many roads. 
Thankfully, we never lost power and had minor tree damage.
Our kids were excited to be able to dress up and knock on doors for candy. Our neighborhood is full of kids and for two hours late Saturday afternoon, there were ninjas, Darth Vaders, pilots, and Cleopatras on the run. 
We walked the mile and a half stopping to chat with neighbors,
let little ones greet our Pup-Pup, take a few photos, and collect more  treats.

They sorted their goodies and were allowed one treat before having a late supper. I made sure they all brushed their teeth really well before bedtime!
Three favorite childhood memories: 
1. dressing up
2. having candy to eat
3. getting to be with friends doing the same thing

I'm glad it's over. Now, what to do with four bags of candy?