Wow, what ANOTHER really long Saturday. It started this morning at 6am with work of all things! The rest of the morning progressed with the yard sale at Mom’s and back and forth with work. Upload speeds completely failed me and I ended up having to go into work about 9:30. I was back before too long though and we finished up the yard sale. Once at home, I think Scott could see how tired I was and let me take a nap. I was up just in time for him to head back to work and for us to head out for a full evening.
The original plan was for Emma to stay at IL’s to help and Lexi wanted to go to my parents’ neighborhood party so she could get on their hay ride. Well, it ended up a tad different. We found out Mom and Dad’s church was having a fall festival which included dinner. I grabbed some pictures of the kids while we waited for Mom, Dad and Heather. Once you see them, you’ll see they (especially Lexi) was having fun with that. Once inside though, the kids completely freaked out on me and would not play a single thing and would hardly even speak a word. I guess a crowd of unknown people got the best of them.
After that was Scott’s parents’ house. It was raining by the time we got over there but it did not stop the kids from grabbing umbrellas and going. They made it two houses before Emma figured out it was not for her. By the time Lexi got back, her hair, shoes and costume were absolutely soaked. I told her it was quite fitting they wore their bathing suits under their costume.
I happened to have some leftovers from the yard sale and Lexi changed into that but Emma decided just to sport her bathing suit. It WAS 70 degrees this evening! Well, the girls must have been on a sugar high because they spent probably the next 30 minutes in a wrestling match. Scott does that with them almost daily when they are feeling a little bored. What’s funny is Lexi says, “Daddy always wins when he’s here but when he’s not *I* win!” She was having the best time. And Emma, she was getting beat but you couldn’t wipe the smile off her face either.
After a few trick or treaters trickled by we were going to head home but then the girls wanted to swing by my parents’ to trick or treat at their house. It ended up being a full-on cookie factory. Some great moments there too. Emma took off her pants that irritated her…the exact reason they were in the yard sale to begin with…leaving her with an apron and her bathing suit sticking out the back. Lexi gave us all a good laugh when she said her butt was sticking out. Emma also had a really hard time picking out which cookie to eat. She definitely gets her indecisiveness from me.
So here it is 16 hours later and even with my nap I’m ready to pass out and thankful we get an extra hour tonight!
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