Here are the Spidermen and the scene in the school yard.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year and now even more than ever. Of course, the first reason is that it was that day, 24 years ago, that I received the biggest treat of my life, my Justin Bennett. The second reason is that now I get the second chance to enjoy this fun holiday through the eyes of the Dynamic Duo.
Now here are the DD and our friends, Minouche, Delfim and Yasmin partying with us at the the town center
Here is Daddy in his costume as he is emceeing the event.
All was fun until about 7:00 PM. That was the time that our family all met for a celebratory birthday dinner after attending a large Halloween Party that Marc emcees each year in the Town Center of a local city. We certainly enjoyed watching Marc, spending time with our friends, Minouche, Delifim and their beautiful daughter, Yasmin, as well as my folks. We also enjoyed watching the children dance and trick or treat but that was where the party ended for this Mom.
Once we got to dinner it all hit the fan. The DD were overtired from a long and overstimulating day of partying. Also the sugar factor was going at full tilt. All I wanted to do was be able to enjoy some adult conversation with my son and the rest of the family but that was IMPOSSIBLE with the little angels....HA! Marc and I were both pretty spent as well as we had not stopped for a moment the entire day. It was just one of those days that I wanted to just curl up in a corner and make it all go away. I looked at my dad and said, "I really need some time to myself"
After dinner I called Justin. I wished him a happy birthday again and told him how sorry I was that we could not really talk or enjoy our time together. He reassured me that he and Judy had a wonderful time talking to Nana and Papa and that he was just happy spending his birthday with us period. He also informed me that the slide show that I posted on my blog brought tears to his eyes...he love it :) I love that kid of mine. Then I received a phone call from my mom who made me the wonderful offer of watching the DD tonight so that we could have a fun evening out...sans children. Are you kidding; of course we would!!! Thanks Mom!! I love you!!
Here is the family at dinner and the person behind the hat is my Mom who was camera shy!
Hopefully, next year the Dynamic Duo's "out in Public" demeanor will be much improved. Thankfully, with life there is always hope....
Happy Birthday again Justin!!