Okay, I don’t usually post in a family-journal kind of way. For me, blogging is just a random, silly outlet that I use to blow off steam when I’m in the mood. (As you can tell by my sporadic postings, I’m a very moody blogger.) But we just had such a nice October weekend, I’d like to stray from my norm and actually write about what we did. I apologize in advance that you have to read about someone else’s kids doing cute things, but I will be mocking my husband (as usual) so bear with me.
Friday night: Three-hour Primary Program practice in the chapel. The only good thing about this is that afterward, the weekend had nowhere to go but up.
Saturday morning: 10-mile run with my good friend and running/life mentor, Stephanie. Am I bragging about the 10 miles? You bet. But before you’re too impressed, think of an elephant rumbling down the grasslands of Africa. That’s about how good I looked and felt doing it. Imagine how much better I felt when Stephanie offhandedly informed me that she’d already ran seven miles before I showed up, and then spent the last three miles of our route texting her kids–while running. She was that bored.
Saturday morning: Ethan’s final “flag football” game (term used loosely) and trophy ceremony/pizza party. Ethan was more excited about the trophy than anything that transpired on the field all season. I am proud to say that my son loves to chase and tackle the other players, just never when or where he’s supposed to. During this last game, I think he finally began to understand that you are supposed to be somewhere in the general vicinity of the football. I consider that a successful season for a four-year old.
Saturday afternoon: Partook of neighborhood “pumpkin patch.” This is truly hilarious. Our HOA scatters a bunch of pumpkins in an empty house lot around the corner, then takes families over on a “tractor”–a golf cart with a bale of hay strapped to the back–to select pumpkins. Afterward we go back to the Welcome Center for lunch, treats and pumpkin painting. My kids absolutely love it, and it saves me a trip to the real pumpkin patch, which I’ve been to nineteen times for school field trips.
Saturday afternoon. Took a rare and much-needed nap w/hubby, then woke before him and read in bed for over an hour–during the day! Can I tell you what a treat this was on a Saturday afternoon, when I usually clean my house or run not-fun errands? Thank you, DVR, for the quality child care that afforded me this blissful opportunity.
a primaryprogramless week and lots of fun Halloween activities. Any ideas on a couples’ costume that my husband will actually be seen in? Am I the only one who thinks his face lends itself to a vampire disguise? (The jaw, the abnormal frowning ability…somehow it just works.)