Slowly getting caught up. Made it through Halloween parties and dances and projects. Looking forward to a slower (hopefully) November. Here is last week's pictures.
Sunday: The results of our pumpkin carving party. From left to right Mr J's, Miss A's Miss E (she decided to do a face on both sides?) and Miss O's (which also has faces on both sides)
Monday: Happy Halloween! Miss E is a detective, Miss A a Hawaiian girl, Mr J Darth Vader, and Miss O is Amelia Earhart. Miss A only went to one house dressed up, then she decided a 13 year old didn't need to go trick-or-treating---sigh, she could have at least gone and given her candy to her dad and me. Kids grow up too fast.
Tuesday: I was the elementary school secretary today. It was kind of fun except for the girl that threw up and the boy who got a goose egg bump on his head and 2 kids with fevers and the phone that rang 100 times. I was very happy to go home to my quiet house with only 4 kids instead of a school of 200. I have so much more respect for the school secretary now, and I hope she never gets sick or has to be gone again!
Wednesday: This is our "before" picture of our trees.
Thursday: This is the sad "after." When I brought the kids home from school and Mr J saw it he just cried and cried. I held him while he cried for a while and then he got up and went in the front yard and walked around where the trees were and started crying again. Made my heart just ache.
Friday: But when life gives you lemons, made lemonade, so the kids made a tree fort in the front yard from the wood, and they have enjoyed it--Mr J doesn't cry every time he sees the front yard now. They will get to keep the tree fort for a few weeks until they come back to split the wood and stack it in the back.
Saturday: One of the kids took this picture of Ben. It is always interesting to see the pictures on the camera that I didn't take :) I think he was sorting cards for a game to play tonight.
Hope you all had a fun Halloween and that you have a great week!