Every year we drive up to Marble Falls to go through the Walkway of Lights. The lights are so beautiful. It’s mostly the same every year but it’s still worth going.
We accidentally made going there a tradition when we went to Main Street Bethlehem in Burnet and stopped in Marble Falls on the way home six years ago.
We’ve taken the twins to the Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls four times now. The rest of The Six have gone three times.
This year included complete sensory overload for one kid and an autistic meltdown for another. The lights really are very bright.
As usual we stopped at Dairy Queen on the way home for Blizzards. Everyone loves those. Maybe we’ll be able to take a leisurely stroll through the lights again when the twins are about 12. But in the meantime we’ll keep going every year because the kids love that trip every year.
Zeke the Astronaut
Anthony the Glow-in-the-Dark Skeleton
Dinosaur Rider Nicholas
(he liked flocking with all the other dinosaur riders)
Noah the Hot Dog
Joel the Hot Dog Vendor
I will dress these two in twin costumes as long as they’ll let me!
Jamie had gone to get Zeke and Mayci from dance, Anthony and Nicholas were on the couch with me watching a TV show, and Fritz and Adrian were upstairs doing homework. Noah and Joel were wandering around playing. After a couple minutes of not hearing them I went to investigate and discovered they had decorated the dining room, hallway, stairs, and themselves in a variety of sauces that hadn’t been put away yet from dinner. Always, always beware quiet twins.
We only got new shoes for Noah before the school year started since Joel was staying home. This was not okay with the twins. Every day was a battle to get the shoes on Noah only and to convince Joel to wear a different pair. Finally I decided it wasn’t worth it and ordered a second, identical, pair of shoes for Joel. Now the twins are very happy they have matching feet.
Noah and Joel love to color together. Right after I took this picture Noah asked Joel for a “yalellow” marker and Joel happily handed Noah the yellow marker from the pencil box.
The other morning Joel went and found the one matching outfit the twins have in the drawer and insisted I put it on them. He was ever so pleased to be dressed alike.