...and the 5th of November to boot!
I want to say we haven't done much lately. It sure feels like we've just been hanging out. But I guess there is also always something going on...why else would I be so tired (I'm NOT pregnant)!
Mr. Wiedz returned from his New York trip in the middle of the night before Halloween. On Halloween #1 and #2 went to school like normal while #3 and #4 had their normal day. Mr. Wiedz and I went out to lunch and grocery shopping (thank you, K). After school we quickly got all the kids dressed in their outfits and headed to town. #1 was Gabriella from High School Musical. #2 was a ninja. #3 was Superman. And #4 was a lion, although he wouldn't keep his hood on and looked like a baby in a brown suit. One of the small towns we frequent does a trick or treat thing hosted by the chamber of commerce in a school gym. You follow the line past a row of trunks organized by a local church; play a game, get a piece of candy. Then the line goes into the school and into the gym. Walk through the decorated gym passing tables decorated and manned by the different businesses and get candy along with business cards and offers for the parents. About 1/2 hour later we were picking up a pizza for dinner and driving home. Thank you to Grandma and Grandpa D for meeting us and K for going with us.
We trick or treated to our neighbors while the pizza was cooking then spent a quiet evening watching Halloween cartoons on TV and going to bed.
#2 had a wrestling tournament on Saturday morning. The whole family packed in to the gym at the high school that hosts the wrestling camp and mat club #2 attends. He was SO cute and went out and wrestled 6 or 7 times. He started to get a little tired and he wrestled some pretty good kids (one was about 6 inches bigger) so he was ready to be done before the actual tournament but I thought he'd done a GREAT job and we left. We had McDonald's for lunch and headed home to watch the college football game. A very relaxing family day.
Sunday after church we headed up North to attend a family get together of Mr. Wiedz's family. We had a great time with them. Grandma Great had just returned from a cruise so we got some nice stories and pictures to look at. Cousin P and his girlfriend had a baby in September so we got to see and hold her.
After our family time there we headed to Grammie and Grandpa N and had dinner with them.
Monday was normal...I had a doctor's appointment in the morning but had to be back in time to take #2 to school. When I took him to school I picked up #1 and took her back to town with me to run a couple of errands. We had to go to the post office and get my passport stuff taken care of. Then we went to a paint-your-own-pottery place. #1 painted a couple of birthday presents for birthdays she has coming up and I painted a bowl. I'm wanting someday to paint myself a complete set of dishes...we're in a bowl shortage around here so I thought I'd start there. We got done in town in time to pick up #2 then headed home for a evening of dinner and getting people to get along. Mr. Wiedz took #2 and #3 to wrestling practice while K and I got #1 and #4 cuddled, bathed, read to and in bed.
Tuesday, Mr. Wiedz spent another day in town while I worked on laundry and kept the boys entertained. #2 wasn't feeling well and mostly spend the day resting on the couch and watching TV. The nice thing about a day like that means he wasn't running around torturing his brother. I watched the election results only long enough to find out who they declared the winner then I fell asleep.
Today, although #2 still wasn't feeling well, I was still the helper in his classroom. I spent the morning in #1's class and the afternoon helping in #2's class since I couldn't find any other parent to do it and couldn't leave the teacher out to dry...K was able to handle it all, #2 just laid around again today. He should be full of spit and vinegar tomorrow.
Well, you're updated!
Thanks to #2 for being my model for my new banner!