The last week has been somewhat of a new and unusual occurrence for us. Bob had a business trip, so he left early Monday morning and didn't return until Friday afternoon. Jim and Kathy are in Texas visiting Sue, so that means it was just the kids and I for the week. Since I'm still not a Jacksonville pro, I know where the library is but not an actual city park, we mostly hung at the house. It's somewhat of a production to leave the house, and we seem to attract a lot more attention here than we did in Dallas. On Wednesday, we went to the library and the park. We've been watching a lot of TV. I wish we watched less, but at least we watch educational TV. Thanks PBS. We color, go outside (although lately, it's been like pulling teeth to get them to go outside), watch Lion King in the bed (my personal favorite), and destroy all of my cleaning efforts in 2.2 seconds. Since TV is a big player in the house, we've been seeing a lot of Halloween themed episodes. Ryan has really latched on to the whole halloween idea. He runs around the house saying "happy halloween" and has made up his own halloween song to the tune of happy birthday.
Ryan catches some quality chair time while watching the king of beasts. I don't mind the Lion King obsession, but I could do without the lion kisses (licks).
What a face! Sadly, by the end of the night, I'm not sure whose face had more marker on it - the pumpkin/monster or Michael.
With our little guy all carved and ready to go, we are ready for those trick or treaters (although, we might have to replenish our candy supply - those stressful Ranger games might have made a certain mommy dip into the stash).