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Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing – and join in too!

In honor of Halloween, I’m posting the costumes of year’s past.

2005

Halloween 2005 (Maggie and Burke)

2006

2006 (Burke and Maggie)

2007

2007 (Maggie)

2007

2007 (Burke)

2007

2007 (Logan)

2008

2008 (Burke and Maggie)

2008

2008 (Logan)

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2009 (Maggie, Burke, and Logan)

 

Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing – and join in too!

In honor of Halloween, I’m posting the costumes of year’s past.

2005

Halloween 2005
(Maggie and Burke)

2006

2006
(Burke and Maggie)

2007

2007
(Maggie)

2007

2007
(Burke)

2007

2007
(Logan)

2008

2008
(Burke and Maggie)

2008

2008
(Logan)

Halloween Preview

As you saw in yesterday’s post, we hit a Halloween party yesterday. And today was our town’s Horribles Parade. (Have I mentioned that I love our town? 🙂 ) Between the two, the kids have had so much fun – without any candy!!

Twins Club Halloween Party

Ridin' Around

Ridin' Around

"I'm an Elephant!"

"I'm an Elephant!"

In the Bouncy House

In the Bouncy House

Random Shot of Lots of People

Random Shot of Lots of People

Town Horribles Parade

Waiting for the Parade to Start

Waiting for the Parade to Start

Still an Elephant!

Still an Elephant!

"I'm a GOOD Knight"

"I'm a GOOD Knight"

Random Shot of Lots of People

Random Shot of Lots of People

After the Parade

When the parade was over, instead of waiting in line for the candy that the kids didn’t need, we stopped at the park to play in the leaves.

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Scaring the Crap Outta My Kids

So, Halloween isn’t really a kid-friendly holiday, huh? I mean…let’s dress up and scare the crap out of them…after hyping them up with so much candy you can’t actually tell if they’re shaking from the sugar or because they’re freaked out. Nice.

We have some decorations up … and the typical shows the kids watch have been doing the Halloween themed stuff lately (ghosts, monsters, bats, etc). I didn’t *really* think anything of it until a few nights ago when Logan woke up – twice…literally shaking in his crib. Poor kid.

Apparently, I accidentally moved his clock just right so that it was casting new shadows (HIS shadows) on the wall … and it was totally freaking him out. I went in and he was pointing to the wall and shaking and crying. I felt so bad for him! I asked if he was scared, and with big tears in his eyes he nodded and said “Scared!” So I asked if he wanted to use the Monster Spray. He nodded. I turned to head out the door to get it and he totally freaked again…I had to take him with me to get the Monster Spray! That calmed him down for about 15 minutes – tops. . . when I had to go in again and spray one more time.

We ended up moving his night light (it hadn’t occurred to me at that point that it was his clock), and he slept through the rest of the night…but geez. Poor kid.

Makes My Monday: Pumpkin Painting!

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Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Friday’s Foto Finish Fiesta

Candid Carrie sponsors this one – head over to her blog and find LOTS of links for bloggers who’ve joined in! (You can join in too!)

In honor of Halloween, I’m posting from the twins’ first one.

Halloween 2005

Halloween 2005

Maggie is the Giraffe and Burke is the Dinosaur (Dragon?)

It Was Horrible

…because it was supposed to be! 🙂

Our town had its annual Horribles Parade yesterday. Apparently, they’ve had over 40 of them…I find that pretty cool, and it makes me love our new town that much more.

Anyway…we all lined up behind the fire truck. And when I say “we all” I mean, pretty much all of the kids and their parents in the town!! Or at least, it seemed like it.

Lining Up

Lining Up

All of the kids (and some adults) dressed up to march from the fire house to the high school (about 1/2 mile maybe?). There were a *lot* of really cool costumes.

Around the Bend

Around the Bend

As you can see, since pretty much everyone was in the parade, there were not a lot of spectators. I think I saw a total of 10 people watching…

Maggie insisted on walking down the yellow line. And she walked with her skirt in her hand – very princess-like.

Princess Maggie

Princess Maggie

Logan didn’t have a nap at all yesterday, but was – again – a very good little guy. He was just taking in the sights along the way.

Logan the Tiger

Logan the Tiger

When we reached the high school, we asked the fire men if it would be okay to take a picture of Burke in front of the fire truck.

Fire Man Burke

Fire Man Burke

Oh, and before we left for the parade, I just couldn’t resist this shot…

Tiger on the Rocking Tiger

Tiger on the Rocking Tiger

Twins, Twins, Everywhere

My mention of the twin mommy one street over got a few “wow” comments – I’m guessing from non-Massachusetts people. 🙂

I think I’ve gotten over the “wow” factor for a few reasons…before I moved to my current town, I lived on a street where there was another twin mommy two doors down. She’s the one who actually introduced me to the twin club I’m in now. (THANK YOU JOHANNA!!) Her boy/girl twins are about a year older than mine, and we had a good time being down the street. Sad to say that we BOTH moved away from there right around the time play dates would have been really fun for us all. Ah well.

In my new town, we see double strollers all the time. I run into other twin mommies (some I know, some I just stalk) at the grocery store, at school, at Burke’s speech class, walking down the street. In my club, there are 3 twin moms who live within 3 blocks of me – and that doesn’t include the one we saw walking the other day!

The other reason is – and I know I’ve mentioned this before – I’m the Membership Chair for my twin club. Our club services the Greater Boston area and has more than 250 members. Yes: *250* members. The wow factor for me is that our club is not the only one in the area, and I’m pretty sure it’s not the largest!

Now – don’t get me wrong…just because the “wow” factor isn’t as it was for me, does not mean that I’m not super excited to stalk meet new twin moms and know that they live just around the corner. I love knowing that there are so many out there who just “get it” – I’m a firm believer that you can always learn something new from anyone and everyone. I’m also a firm believer in passing along information that may have helped me when I went through the same thing – usually only when I’m asked though 😉

The thing that DOES wow me? 50 sets of twins in one place. Yup: *50!* My twins club had a Halloween party yesterday and the kids had a lot of fun. I got some “crowd shots” – but they totally don’t do justice to the situation, so I’m not even going to bother posting them. My kids were *ahem* angels, of course.

Maggie wouldn’t get out of the bouncy house.

Bouncin Maggie

Bouncin' Maggie

Burke fell in love with the police car Cozy Coup (even though we have a red one at home).

Fireman Burke

Fireman Burke

And he wouldn’t let anyone else use it. Well…he got really upset when we, ah, requested that he let someone else. (It did kind of match his outfit…)

Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo

We were able to distract him with the Bouncy House though.

Bouncin Burke

Bouncin' Burke

Logan was his typical self…even though it was his nap time.

Logan

Mommy and Logan

There was a parade at the very end, but our kids created their own when we first got there.

Our Own Parade

Our Own Parade

There was a kids’ music band that played for the second half of the party. Logan seemed to enjoy it. Or at least, he enjoyed his juice while watching…

Logan

Juiced

Baby Picture Sundays – Pumpkins!

Debi is doing her Baby Picture Sundays. I’ve missed the last few, but here I am again!

The theme is babies with pumpkins…but I decided to post a picture of my baby as a pumpkin.

Logan

Logan, Halloween 2007

Bad Haiku Yuktoberfest


Laura at Catholic Teacher Musings hosts a Bad Haiku every Friday, but this Friday is Yuktoberfest, so how could I resist? (just keep in mind that it’s SUPPOSED to be bad…even though I couldn’t really make it good if I tried.)

To entertain you:
Halloween, Zimmer Zoo style
in bad Haiku form

Scarier than ghosts,
Crazier than five goblins,
I have three children.

We tried for a theme:
a cheerleader, a football,
a football player.

We thought it’d be great
(It’s much harder than you’d think)
They have their own minds.

Of all the costumes
my little girl can think of,
Maggie’s a princess.

We searched through the store,
Daddy saw it before son,
Burke’s a Fire Man

It wasn’t his choice;
Because it’s Mom’s favorite,
Logan’s a Tiger