Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Two Monsters

Much discussion there was about what the twins should be for Halloween this year.  Halloween costumes are so fun with twins.  Twins are so hard that anything fun with them needs to be milked for all it's worth.  

We finally decided that it only made sense for them to be monsters.  We joked that there was no need to dress them up at all, but I got these cute pink monster suits anyway.  They weren't anything extraordinary-- just the cheap stuff you find at Walmart-- but they fit the bill.  

Here was the thing about Halloween this year: it was so crazy busy that I didn't get any pictures that night.  I had to take Bean to football practice and as we were coming home the kids were just heading out to trick or treat around the neighborhood and I had to rush to catch up with them.  Then coming home we were dealing with tired twins in meltdown mode.  It's been at the back of my mind ever since, and just this very evening I put these costumes back on the twins and shot some photos.  Only a whole month late, but at least I got them.  And, gratefully, they turned out adorable.  See for yourself.  (Leaf is on the left, Twig is on the right.)










November Goes

I have had some inquiries lately... "are you still there, Birrd?  Have you given up blogging?"

Yes, I am still here, and no, I haven't given up blogging.  It's just one of the many things that I always seem to be chasing after lately, things which dance laughingly out of my grasp right when I think I finally have them cornered.  "Tomorrow, then.  Surely I can find some time tomorrow."  Was my last post really back in October?  Yikes.  Please tell me it also wasn't October when I last paid my utility bills because it probably was....

And so November has slipped past.  It's been a lovely month, despite the whirlwind tempo of my life.  I really love November.  It doesn't seem like it should be over yet, since we are having quite a lot of very vibrant late-autumn color here in Kansas right now.  The oaks and the Bradford pears right now are just glorious.  I took this just this evening in my very own backyard:


So it doesn't seem quite right that everyone's putting up Christmas trees and lights already.  I wish we could push Christmas back to the end of January to stretch things out a bit.

I shall just endeavor to savor fall and enjoy the Christmas season at the same time, weird as that feels to me.


November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.