Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall Break

What a great day it's been! Today was the first day of the kids' 2-day fall break from school. It started off early... Sebastian got up with Dublin at 5:30 this morning, then laid back down with him on the couch for another hour or so. I was up and showered by 7:00. Why? I have no idea. You would think I would sleep in on my sleep-in day. Nope. Up by 7:00. It worked out though, as I got a lot done before 10:00.

Meagan had a friend spend the night last night. She came home with us after gymnastics and stayed. They got up this morning and went outside, where they sat up a tea party, complete with fresh-brewed tea and cinnamon popcorn. Mmmmm. While they were doing that, the boys were chillin', and I had a chance to clean up the kitchen, do a load of laundry, sweep the floors, and start a project.

What project? Remember last October when I started spray painting our dining room chairs? Well, I only got 2 of 6 done last year. So today, I hauled the other 4 out to the garage (which the girls swept out for me...nice to have a few extra pair of helping hands). I got them sprayed pretty well... I still need at least one more coat on them to fill in spots that are thin. Nice to be making progress, though.

At 10:00, our friends' boys came to stay with us for the day. So for about an hour, I had 7 kids at my house. And a dog. Off leash. And a garage full of a spray paint project. Some would question my sanity at this point. But it was all good.

We had a busy afternoon! We went to lunch, then went to the party store to get costumes. The boys both picked out a version of ninja. Again. I think this makes 3 years in a row (??) that Sebastian will be some kind of ninja. I guess he's comfortable with it, so who's arguing? Meagan went in with thoughts of being a cat or a spider. Instead, she absolutely fell in love with this adorable 'cute witch' costume. I'm seriously not a fan of witch costumes, but she had her heart totally set on it. And it IS pretty cute... flowing, and pretty colors, and a cute little cat on the front. So we went with that.

And if keeping in the Halloween mood, we went ahead and decorated outside tonight. There's really  not much to do out there... throw some lights on the mini bushes, plug in the blow up pumpkins, and call it good. Less than an hour and we were done, and Meagan was over-the-moon happy! She LOVES lights and decorations, no matter what holiday it is!


1 comment:

Val said...

It looks fabulous! Can't wait to see the kids in their costumes. Carrie misses you guys SO much. Happy Halloween to your crew! Love you!