HA – the weekend is over… and it was REALLY productive in a relaxing busy sort of way.
Friday night I took the kids all dressed up to Trick or Treat Town… I don't know if I already told the story of Thaddeus' fickle mind when it comes to costumes!! He was excited to be a fireman… I even had two choices of hats for him, and a washing machine hose we taped in a circle for him to hold, and his yellow rainboots matched beautifully… BUT when He saw Keenan in the pirate costume (from last year – updated with a new eyepatch and hook!!) he wanted to be a pirate TOO!!
SO we switched him out really quick and took pictures. THEN he says, I am tired of being a pirate, I want to be a fireman now.. Aargh!! – but going out all dressed up is for the kids not for me, and a crying 3 yr old would make the evening even worse for me (LOL) so we changed him… AGAIN… and all were happy.
by the time we were half way through, We had lost all the props, including the hats! BUT they had fun.
Saturday was an at home day, and we got some rearranging done that helps the constant mess of the sun room. It felt very productive, and great to be a family!! I also took the kids to watch one of my old piano students compete in the bowling for the Special Olympics. They liked that really well. THEN we had some friends over for a ….. LAMB DINNER… complete with home made bread rolls, Australian baked veggies, and Mama's Apricot Pie.
Mom, you would NEVER have used as many dishes as I did!!! I felt like I was doing dishes for an eternity!!
Sunday we SHOVELLED snow… for hours it seemed… our drive way is 4 cars wide at least, and just over 3 cars deep… yeah… a friend GAVE us a snow blower yesterday ( THANK YOU JESUS!!!)
AND then in all that fresh snow, and threatening rain, we went on the Great Pumpkin Hunt. We ended up with only 3 cars of people, “racing” around town for 2 hours, collecting clues, and cell phone calls flying to check if we were right, and get extra clues from MJ (pastor).
We weren't really racing, one of the rules is NO breaking the law, including speedlimit u-turns, COMPLETE stops at stop signs – unlesss you slide through, I think that would be excused!
Anyway, nobody crashed and ONCE AGAIN!!! we got 2 nd place by 2 1/2 minutes!!! That is CRAZY!!! sigh OH well, we don't need all that candy in the great big pumpking anyway!!!
I'm off this weekend to lead worship and be blessed at an Above Rubies retreat down in Soldotna at the Solid Rock Camp… SO should be fun, and I best be getting a little more prepared than I am.