As the boys turn 3yrs old my husband and I realize that the time for having plan our families traditions around them is over. They can now pretty much attempt everything that we intend to do. I never said it wouldn't be messy but at least now they can participate in our pumpkin carving, cookie decorating, gingerbread house making, etc.
This year so far has been fun. My daughter Guinn came home from school Friday and was convinced we should have our own Halloween party this past weekend. She wrote a list of supplies, delegated tasks and made us promise we'd follow through. Trust me, there's no arguing with a 6yr old party plannner!
We headed out to the craft store and bought the supplies we'd need to make decorations and some spooky treats for our party. My husband and daughter spent quite some time working on their spooky cakes "Frankenstein" & "Skeleton Man." I think they turned out fabulous, they did a really great job.
We also made our sugar cookies with royal icing and decorated them to the max! Some were so drenched in icing by the time the kids were done that I couldn't even find the cookie on the tray. But they had fun and that's all that matters. Believe it or not we didn't have any crazy accidents with the food coloring.
It's times like these that I get a glimpse at what our future holds as a family and I really look forward to it. While I did love the baby years, I look forward to all the new ways we can share our lives together and all the memories we can create now that the kids are getting old enough to really get out and experience life with us. Gosh I love my little freckly family!