Sunday, November 4, 2007

Weekend recap

Well here we are at the end of a fun week and weekend! Let me start from where we left off!

Wednesday - Halloween! We had a nice day. Arlington and the babies all had parties at the school for Halloween. They did a little parade and had a nice party afterwards in each room. Arlington and the babies all came home with many treats from the day and a definite sugar high! Arlington was Supergirl this year for Halloween. The babies didn't have costumes. We decided to wait one more year for that. Besides, Mat had to get the kids ready this morning for school all by himself since I had to be at work early, and I think that would have been a bit much! So they wore little Halloween shirts instead. They are too young for trick or treat anyway - next year they are definitely dressing!
Then Wednesday night was our Halloween party. We had a few of our friends with their kids over for trick or treat. Everyone had a great time. We had pizza and then got the kids dressed to go. We got to do about 5-6 houses before the downpour of rain began and chased us indoors. But that was plenty of trick or treat for these little ones! The got a lot of candy just at those houses, so they were very happy with the loot. When they came back in we had dessert and let the kids play a little longer before everyone went home and our kids crashed. It was a fun day.

Thursday - our 10th wedding anniversary! Neither Mat or myself can believe that we have been married for 10 years. Where has the time gone? We celebrated with presents, but are planning on taking a nice trip together some time in the spring once Cainan gets past all of his surgeries. But it was a nice day. It is always nice to remember the day I got married to the most wonderful man in the world.

Friday - not much exciting this day. Finley had a doctor's appointment, so she got to stay home from school. Cainan and Arlington went, though. In the evening we just packed for our weekend at Jacksonville. Cainan turns 17 months old today! Where is the time going? We have had him home for almost 3 months already - amazing.

Saturday - Cainan's first road trip with the family! We left midmorning for Jacksonville to visit our new nephew! We were excited to see him and our niece (and of course their parents!) Mat's sister, Carrie and her husband Jonathan are the new parents. Carrie's twin, Teen, and her husband Frank also live in Jacksonville, so we had a nice day visiting with all of them. Our nephew is REALLY sweet and cute and it was nice to hold a little baby. And our kids had a great time playing with our niece who is 2. They ran all over the place! 5 kids - what a full house! It was fun. We spent the whole day with Carrie and her family and then spent the night at Teen's house, since there isn't room for all 5 of us at Carrie's. That way we had a chance to visit with both families. It was nice. Everyone is doing well.

Sunday - spent the morning with the new baby and kids and then headed home around 12:30pm. We live 4 1/2 hours away from them, so we wanted to get on the road around the time the babies were going to take their naps, so they could rest in the car. We got home around 6:00pm (after a few pit stops!) and had dinner, and put everyone to bed early. Everyone is still a little messed up from the time change (although we did get lucky and everyone slept until 7am - yes!!!) so all wanted to go to sleep. We unpacked and got ready for the week ahead, and now we are ready to go to sleep ourselves. It has been a nice weekend, and it went by fast!

Tomorrow is Cainan's re-adoption hearing, and he will be an official citizen and we can then apply for his Florida birth certificate. Yeah! I am going to work, and will leave for the hearing and then return. (don't ask - I am a sucker) But I will post again on Tuesday with more pictures and updates!

Here are some pictures from last week and the weekend. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What an exciting and beautiful week-end, thank you, sincerely, for sharing. The family just keeps growing and growing and-------
With love and prayers. Nanny