And then it got bumped to Monday. And for awhile I was good at posting every Monday.
Today is Tuesday, and I'm just going to type as fast as I can for 20 minutes and then hit the "publish" button.
This last week was the first full week of school we've had in about a billion years.
On Monday, I picked up this dog from school.
There were several kids getting picked up by parents at that time, and Gwen was the only kindergartner proud enough to wear her dog hat they made that day.
In October, I like to take the kids on lots of long walks to see everyone's Halloween decorations. Unfortunately, I've been recuperating from a hip injury since I delivered Beck months ago, so we had to do our Halloween tour in the car this time.
You may recall that Gwen gets a kinda spooky delight from touching the witch the neighbors down the street put up, and this year was no exception.
This week was also Spirit Week. You can see in the above photo that Gwen was wearing pink for breast cancer awareness. On Friday, the girls had Pajama Day, and Harris joined in on the fun.
But since he kept his pajamas on in the morning, I forgot to change his diaper from the night before, and it was falling down his leg as we went shopping. Pretty gross. He also insisted on pushing the cart with the baby aboard. Pretty frightening. Anytime I would lightly place my hand on the cart to gently steer it away from huge displays of canned goods or toilet paper, Harris would screammmmmmm.
The Halloween traditions at home continue. I made our ghostly toilet paper.
And made the kids their jack-o-lantern quesadillas.
Friday night, two of my friends showed up at my door insisting that they watch the kids while Dan and I went on a date. One was a friend from out of town, and I was so touched she would think of me. So Dan and I went out for sushi.
We didn't realize we were ordering as much as we did, and the server kept coming by our table and reminding us not to waste anything. I almost passed out.
And then I went home, and my friends and I went out for ice cream. So fun! I haven't gone out in a really long time.
June's physical therapist at school asked if she could be a part of a demonstration that was happening for a continuing education class on Saturday.
I took her, and there was a large room of physical therapists waiting for us. I have never seen June's PT session in action so I was eager to see. And also intrigued as to what June would say in front of this group. She LOVES an audience.
Well, she really hammed it up and talked on and on about how she wishes her hands had mouths so that they could talk directly to her brain.
She also waited for a perfectly quiet and still moment in the classroom and then loudly whispered, "I'm really smart."
June also decided to show everyone some stretches she made up on the spot.
They gave her chocolate at the end, and she exclaimed, "I DESERVE THIS!"
That night, we had our ward Trunk or Treat. Much to my chagrin, we did a family theme this year. That always seems like SO MUCH to me, and I'd rather everyone just do their own thing. But everyone insisted, and I lost like I always do.
We went with a Peter Pan theme.
Gwen was (s)Tinkerbell.
June was Wendy. I have to admit, I wanted Gwen to be Wendy. So I could call her Gwendy. I love nerdy word things like that. Oh well. Mom loses AGAIN.
I was Captain Hook, but really just a generic pirate because we already had the costume.
Dan was the Tick-Tock the Crocodile, and he was really excited about this because he went to UF and has great use for a gator costume at any moment.
Harris was Peter Pan and a real stinker about it too. He did NOT want to wear his costume, and he was the star of the whole darn show. Oh well. We did get a couple of photos anyway.
We did some quick treat collecting, and then it started to rain and I couldn't help but wonder why we spent all of this money on costumes to get rained on. Oh well.
And I managed to get second place in the costume contest. Mom finally WINS.
And last but not least, we had the primary program Sunday. I'm the primary pianist, and I love it. But I cry through the program every year, and it's very hard to see my music. Our primary president had the inspiration to have the kids mostly write their own parts this year, and it was amazing. I felt the Spirit testify to me that the simple truths of which the kids testified are what I need to be focusing on more in my own life.
June's part: Jesus is the Good Shepherd and taught that we can gain a testimony of the truths shared as we live them. I have a testimony that Jesus died but he came back alive again.
Gwen's part: I am thankful for everything Jesus created under the direction of Heavenly Father. My favorite thing He created is ME!