Friday, October 31, 2008


We had a great day here at May's house!

First, we had a black and orange party in both classes at school (I spent most of the time running up and down the hall so that I could be at both class parties and no child was without a Mommy.

When we got home, we had a very fun Halloween Treasure Hunt. I had picture clues hidden all over the house that led to a hidden (not well, just beneath some leaves) box of little Halloween goodies that Momma and I had bought over the past month or so. It was so much fun and a huge hit!

No one was much in the mood for a nap. Many people would say their excitement and reluctance to nap was based on an increase in their daily sugar intake, a notion that I reject. They were just excited about it being HALLOWEEN! So after they rested (using that term VERY loosely), we got up and started getting fired up for the night's festivities.
They wanted to be "Daddy" for Halloween. . . A nice tribute, I think!

We trick or treated at our usual houses (one is an old friend who we have visited every Halloween since Jessa was born!). We then headed for the "Trunk R Treat" sponsored by the church where their preschool is. It was lots of fun! We saw many people from school - the kids LOVE that. It is always exciting to see "school" people not in school, right?

Jessa was brave on the big slide. Twice.

Spencer was not interested in the bouncy things at all after a moment of panic the first time he tried it. He loved the games, and after he knocked over a squirrel hinged on a fence with a bean bag, he beamed at me and said, "Momma, I knew I could do that." Bless his sweet heart!

We shut the carnival part down (no pictures - it was already dark). Literally, they would finish a game, and it would be packed up. So it was getting cold. In the car on the way home, Jessa got to coughing - mainly because she was running around in the cool night air. As we were driving home, the drama was in full force. She could not stop coughing and her nose was running. We were all hungry, cold, and tired. She started to cry and said, "I am cold and I am hungry and I am tired and I am miserable!" I love when she uses big words!!

All in all, we had a great time. Although I sincerely missed David, having 2 mini-Ds to keep me company was fun!

P.S. I also had to carve pumpkins. I have never done that before; it is always David's job or Daddy's. There were tense moments as Jessa kept saying I was not doing it right, and she kept saying "I just wish Daddy was here." I did, too! But I was trying, so I told her to be patient with me. I think I did OK, though. What do you think?!

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