THINGS THAT DIDN’T WORK:
Too much Halloween! I was so done by the end of it all, but the kids still had a blast Trick or Treating in the Dewey’s neighborhood with friends. We may or may not have finally carved our pumpkins ON Halloween. 😉
Kevin traveling A LOT! We miss him a ton and can’t wait for him to get home each time. It’s so awesome to see the kids run to him when he gets in the house. So thankful for lots of work though.
Corbin sending a “Confession E-mail” to add to the other kids confessions from our FHE night. He told me he had been kissing other girls in Alabama and had lied to me about it. I was a little thrown by the lying part (not the kissing) for an entire week. It just didn’t seem like Corbin to me. I mentioned it in the next e-mail and he felt so badly that he forgot to say he was joking. Ugggghhh! Good thing I don’t get too worked up about things anymore.
Dixon climbing to the top of a very high tree!!!! Hadley, Royce and Dixon were climbing trees for a couple of days. I thought it sounded like a fun activity when they told me. Theeeen, Royce comes in and says “You’ve got to see this!” Dixon was at the top of a tree that isn’t even a good climbing tree. He was literally swaying back and forth at the top of it and saying “whooohoooo”. He loved it as I was having a heart attack. We snapped some pictures and told him to climb down, which he did with a lot of ease. He had rubber boots on too! Not the best for climbing. That kid! We are presently having extreme talks about climbing safety.
Tess getting a shot at the doctor’s office. She was worse than a three year old. She almost wouldn’t let the nurse give it to her. Tess was trying to get the nurse to let her drink it. It didn’t end up hurting hardly at all, but the anticipation was really hard for her.
Royce sandwiched between people during the primary program practice.
THINGS THAT WORKED:
Hadley and Royce’s last soccer games. They both scored and played great! I was sad to miss it, but Kevin took some great pictures at Royce’s game (to follow in another post). He was coaching Hadley’s game, so he didn’t get any of her. What a fun year of watching them.
Starting to watch Poldark on PBS. The girls and I sneak in an episode each night Kevin is gone (thus helping us deal with his traveling quite well). We have the hardest time not watching it on other nights.
Listening to 50’s music on Saturdays while we work. The kids love the songs and sing them often. This was a car ride home from the grocery store.
Getting to go to Time Out For Women Friday night and Saturday. Tess and Merritt got to go also for Time Out For Girls. It was the best one I’ve been to. Incredible speakers and I feel so uplifted. Check out Tim Ballard.
Dixon: “Why doesn’t Batman have a pet dog?” This was completely off topic…. 🙂
Gaining an hour as Daylight Savings time stops. I love when it gets dark early. We get our night wrapped up and snuggle in (when we’re home). The mornings are brighter too (at least for awhile).
Beautiful weather! 🙂