A couple weeks ago we spent the entire day and cleaned up our yard… I mean, you should have seen some of the weeds. Almost the size of my twins! It was as glamorous as it sounds and I snapped a few pictures of the kids as they worked. I honestly love these pictures so much!
I’m reminded of a quote I often see on Pinterest that says, “Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things”. As I’m coming out of the baby stage with the twins and my big kids are growing up, going to school, learning to read and just being so much more independent, it’s starting to hit me more and more that this time I have with my kids is slipping through my fingers. I’m trying to take little snapshots of sweet moments in my head and hoping to remember the sound of my boys’ little squeaky voices because I know that time will eventually rob me of them.
Family Halloween costumes has kinda become my thing… I mean, does that surprise you?! I get that some of you are’t into it… you hate the makeup tutorials and are so over the matching costumes. I gotta be honest though, I feel like I could turn you. If you were a fly on the wall during these pictures and could feel the excitement while we were all getting ready, you’d see just how much fun it is! The joy on all their faces is priceless. This will only last a few more years I’m sure… until Boston refuses to dress up with us cause it’s not cool anymore. So you better believe I’m gonna soak up all the years I have left, where turning into a ghost buster with your Daddy is just about the coolest thing. Or becoming a green slime and chasing your brothers makes you laugh hysterically. It’s those moments as a parent that make all the chaos and preparation worth it. That’s why people spend thousands to take their kids to Disneyland and the Ocean!
So there are a couple pieces of advise I would give to the parent who is exhausted by the idea of family Halloween costumes! It’s definitely been trial and error for us but there have been a few things that have really helped! Click through to keep reading!
I was planning on writing a completely different post today… more along the lines of how exhausted I am from my busy babies and crazy big kids. How tired I am of breaking of fights, picking up toys and making food no one eats. Motherhood is sure a thankless job, isn’t it? Despite the long week, my heart is full of gratitude.
I’ve been praying for a lifeline this week. For understanding. For patience. I’ve been praying for a lot of things but have just felt a little lost. A little forgotten. Today at church I had a tender mercy and a prayer was answered. A sweet little old lady walked up to the pulpit and started her story by sharing how she had five kids in four years with the last two being twins. She talked about how hard her life was, how overwhelmed she was and it was as if she were speaking directly to me. She then teared up and read this scripture…