The title is misleading. I'm not really going to count the words in this post. But I bet it'll take me that many to describe the last week. Only blogging once a week is killing me. I need to be on here more. I'll have to invent another hour in the day. That'll help. Or maybe I just need to be more efficient with my time. Ideas anyone?
Last weekend we decided to ditch our regular Sunday activities to head out to cousin Cole's new house - where he was out and ready to greet us! He and the boys were so excited! (As were we!)
We didn't have any specific plans for the day, just wanted to hang out with each other, but decided to head out to a pumpkin patch. We took a hayride, that I do believe was the highlight for all three boys!
We headed back to the house - where Cole passed out on the floor in the living room. We wore the poor kiddo out! We had yummy cider, caramel kettle corn, and caramel apples - a perfect fall afternoon!
Monday Brian ended up staying home with the boys for Columbus Day. There was a lot of puzzle building and even some Halloween costume practicing (but you don't get to see those pictures yet - that would ruin all the fun!) We ended up at Olive Garden for dinner and then Trader Joe's for some grocery shopping. Between the two places, one of us spent about a total of an hour in the bathroom, escorting the boys. We were finally about to leave Trader Joe's when Ethan announced he had to go to. I waited forever for him in the hallway and finally poked my head in after I was sure he was the only one in there (he had insisted on using the men's). I told him to hurry up, that I had been waiting a long time. He whisper-yelled "It's not my fault! This man took a really loooooong time! I just got in here!" And so I waited a long time more...
Next step was the new cast. He had requested red which caused a bit of a problem because they only had red in adult sizes. But they are so wonderful there and made it work - with a lot of trimming and such.
Friday night was Family Discovery Night at church. There were stations set up with different activities to support the theme of the month in Sunday School - creativity. The boys had a great time with the obstacle course - especially jumping from hula hoop to hula hoop. Lucas never actually did the obstacle course, but thoroughly enjoyed building it.
It was crazy and loud, but they had a lot of fun. We made rice krispie treats into Halloween shapes and frosted them, decorated pretzel rods using candy melts and molds, and tried (unsuccessfully) to get them to decorate black pumpkin cutouts. They were all impressed by the snakewich - though no one was willing to eat it.... (They had Bagel Bites instead and Brian and I ate the snake).
We ran by our garden and found two little pumpkins growing! We picked 'em and headed home to rest for a bit (who rests in this family?!)
After Lucas was up from his nap (he and Brian spent the morning swimming at the Y instead of adding to the noise here), we headed out to my parents to have dinner and see Nana. The boys were crazy and loud as usual, but actually behaved pretty darn well. Lucas even asked to be excused before running off at dinner. Impressive!
Groceries and new basketballs at Walmart and then home where I completely collapsed at 8:00 pm. I was so darn tired I could not even watch TV! Crazy!
And now I just realized I have 20 minutes to be ready to leave to teach Sunday School - Eek!!!!
So that makes 600 posts on this blog! Wow!