Learning, living and loving life with my other Mc's.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Tonight we went trick or treating with some of our Colorado family in the new hood. We haven't moved into our place, but we took full advantage of the opportunity to mingle with neighbors. The weather and the atmosphere were perfect --a cool, crisp night (not too cool or crisp) with children and parents everywhere.
The real treat for me this Halloween was my little Owen. While the other kids were hustling from house to house with candy on the brain, he couldn't help but take time to celebrate each piece of candy he received, and also to marvel over all the Halloween decor. At one point he even stopped to sing "the itsy bitsy spider" to a gigantic-sized inflatable spider in one of the yards. Because of this, he spent most of his time sprinting to the next door to catch the others. As I marveled at him, I realized that he possessed one of his Dad's personality traits. Some call it "stopping to smell the roses." Embarrassingly, I have not shown much appreciation for this quality in my husband lately. My treat was the reminder from Owen to enjoy and even celebrate the present, and to take time to sing to inflatable spiders. Thanks, son for being like your Dad, and teaching me a lesson. You're a true joy to your Mommy.
I was obligated under Mommy law to give equal time to my daughter. Fortunately for me, it doesn't take long to notice Rana's redeeming qualities. In good big-sister fashion, she was notifying each treat-giver that "her brother, the lion" would be arriving soon. She made sure the door remained open while Owen made his way up, and didn't have much kind to say to, or about, the elderly man who didn't hear her, and shut his door. I could only smile because there is no mistaking it... she is definitely my girl!


Anonymous aj said...

Rachel told me about Owen. I bet he was cute. I know he had a blast at CDC. I hope he can make some little boy friends in the new neighborhood and that Rana can forgive the elderly man!

8:44 PM  
Blogger SunJane said...

lovin the Lion costume.. My girls would have killed for that costume!

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Thanks for letting us join you. Jori and Aidan had a blast. Aidan couldn't wait to trick or treat with the girl he wants to "marry." Can't wait til next year and we expect you to have your golf cart!!! We love you guys!

10:18 AM  

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