Just as I was getting back into my “blog groove” life sped up! Last Sunday night my uncle passed away and of course, it changed the plans of the week. Mom headed to SC to go be with her sister. On Wednesday, Carolyn and I headed to the funeral and left Lj with her Daddy. Although, it’s always hard to lose a family member, we all felt peace knowing that my uncle is in a better place and will no longer live his life in pain. We enjoyed seeing extended family but it was such a long day! I hope to go back soon for a family reunion and bring Lexi and Geoff with me.
On Thursday, I was able to leave work around lunch and go to Lexi’s school for their costume parade. Lexi was a bit overwhelmed with all the activity. They had carnival games, a pizza party and then the costume parade.
Lexi and her friend Rachel
When I got back to school Ms. Lissa had a gift bag for Lj so when I got home and gave it to her, she was in heaven! Sara had come over to take care of Lexi while I finished work so the boys were here playing with her. They enjoyed it too!
Thanks! Ms. Lissa!
Sara took care of Lj for us Thursday afternoon and Friday. Lexi was thrilled because she brought along her newest member of their family, Gracie. Lexi would like a Gracie of her own but oh, well.
Friday afternoon after I got home, we dressed the kids up in their costumes and headed downtown for the Scarecrow and Beggars Stroll. It was really nice. The downtown businesses were giving out candy and they had all kinds of activities for the kids. We even watched one of the local bank employees perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in the street. They decorated pumpkins too! Brennen sure does not like scary costumes but he didn’t mind picking up a few props.
After we left downtown, we headed to our church Fall Festival. (which is just down the street) Our church goes all out every year. They had games, bouncy house and slide, free hot dogs, chili, drinks, funnel cakes, cotton candy, and tons of games.
Lj and Daddy collapsed soon after we got back home.
On Saturday, we took Lj to the County Fall Festival. It was huge! Totally crowded and totally overwhelming! Lexi didn’t smile not once. She just took in the crowds. The only thing she did was get her face painted like a kitty-kat. Brennen rode the horses but CE only sat on it and then wanted right off. We didn’t stay that long because she was so overwhelmed.
Later in the day after much needed naps, we carved our pumpkin just in time for trick-or-treating. We had to pull out Lj’s Cinderella dress for trick-or-treating because the hem of the Snow White one is coming un-sewn. We played around out front and then walked down the street pushing Lj on her tricycle. She had no problems going to the doors but would not say “trick-or-treat” no matter what we said. Nor would she say “thank-you”. She wanted to but was acting shy!
Too bad I didn’t get another picture of Lexi passed out on her Daddy’s lap again on the couch.
We were going to go back to the pumpkin farm today with Sara and the boys but with my week being so busy, I just couldn’t find the energy. I think Lj has had plenty of stimulation this week! So we had a quiet day at home. I love this time of year! There is so many fun things to do and we find ourselves looking for festivals to go to. We’ll see what is next!
POTTY TRAINING UPDATE:
Potty training is going great! She rarely pees in her pull-up and tells us when she needs to go potty. She hasn’t mastered the poopy part but she is trying. The first time she went poopy in the potty she freaked out and cried like crazy. It really bothered me but after a day or so, she was okay again. It’s hard to believe that just last weekend, we were potty training her and now she is almost complete. She even has been waking us up at night if she is wet. I can’t wait for Mom to see how much she has changed in the week she has been away! We even had our first public restroom potty visit today. She did awesome! We took her back to the China Buffet Restaurant for supper tonight. She ate better than she has in a very long time. I think I’m going to have to learn to make lo Mein. She also fell in love with snow crab legs! We are very proud of our sweet little Lexi!