Saturday, November 19, 2011
In order to combat Evan's Dora obsession, we have allowed the boys to immerse themselves into their next favorite thing: roller coasters. It seemed to me anyway that Evan was the more committed roller coaster devotee. We couldn't pass one at Six Flags this summer without Evan commenting on it. Grandma started showing them YouTube videos of roller coasters, then we started showing them YouTube videos and DVDs. This month I got books from the library with pictures. The boys have all of the names memorized. Now Sean seems the most committed as he cries when we turn off the DVD after over an hour of watching it. Too bad they aren't ready for video games.....
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Gretchen went as the bride of Frankenstein while the boys got to be football players. This was really their first year of trick or treating where they even understood the process. Last year I don't think they went to more than one house. This year, they were were all about it! Evan and Sean followed Gretchen from door to door to pursue candy. Their stamina for the evening was better than Gretchen's when she was three. I walked them as long as I could. At one point Sean started sitting in driveways to get a rest. Evan had me carry his candy pal because he was so tired. Next year I will let them pick their own costumes now that I know they get it and will remember it. So much fun and yet I'm glad it's over!