Thursday, November 02, 2006

::a purple and green halloween::

Hullabaloo was a blast - complete with petting zoo and bouncy houses galore. Costume contest, candy and more candy. All free for the community sponsored by our church. Really neat to see kids whose parents probably struggled to buy their costumes laughing thier little selves silly.

At our marriage class last night Rob and I learned a three minute end of the day routine: (Facing one another, knee to knee)
Affirmation "I appreciated it today when you..." or Thank you for..."
Affection - A hug, kiss, or gentle touch.
Apology - "Is there any way I irritated, frustrated or hurt you today?"
Ask - "Is there anything you would like me to do for you today, tomorrow, this week?"
Amen - Close in a quick prayer together

To her stuffed animals and dolls upon picking them up Leila now says, "Hi, Leila". (In her best stuffed elephant voice.)


Blogger Drea said...

oh my gosh those are such cute costumes. One day ill go all out for Caleb :-)
This year we got a cheap-o costume for him. Hey money was tight, cant help it! :-\

6:43 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh Drea, these were cheapies too!! Only the cheapest for my sweeties. One night of frolicking with the goolies, pawing chocolate pieces and expensive costumes doesn't make for a good combo! : )

8:32 PM  
Blogger jane said...

wow your little ones looked precious!! totally adorable!
and how great it is that you and your dh are taking the time to appreciate each other like that! Really great to see!!

9:13 PM  
Blogger Melissa H said...

your kids look so cute! i love that princess costume! i am also loving how you and dh end your day, might give it a try!

10:06 PM  
Blogger Drea said...

thats awesome. Leilas looks really expensive especially!
We have some friends who go all out and get hand made costumes. They do end up looking very cute... but I just dont see the point :-)
Hence the reason I went as a clown HAHA

But I guess if I had pleanty of money like them ... I may would do something more.

3:46 AM  
Blogger Drea said...

Oh and is this marriage class just for perks? Hope you all are doing okay :-)
I think its good to appreciate your hubby and vs.
but sometimes if it gets to "reheresed..." it seems fake.

3:48 AM  
Blogger Em said...

I love the costumes...

The marriage ritual sounds interesting - I can see that it could be very meaningful and a good way of reconnecting... which is not always easy to do in our busy lives.

4:10 AM  
Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

These "leila" stories are getting me...:) the kids look adorable in their costumes...I'll bet they had a lot of fun at the party...
I like the bedtime routine...very practical..

10:28 AM  
Blogger Bek said...

love the end of the day 3 minuter....i want to try it!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Kimber said...

what cutie pies :)

marriage questions sound like they could lead to great conversations, but maybe on a weekly or monthly basis?? Although getting praise everyday could be fun :)

2:39 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

Your children are beautiful! Such adorable costumes.

10:24 PM  
Blogger h&b said...

Those costumes are ADORABLE !!

Lovely pics, such vibrant colours, and it all looks such fun :)

5:36 AM  

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