October 21, 2017

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  • We slept as late as we could this morning which was later than I had expected. Well, I guess I can't really say that we slept later than usual because we were awake at about the same time. Everyone that was in this house came and asked about breakfast. They wanted to know if they could eat by themselves and once we told them that Robby was going to cook, then they wanted to know when he was going to start that cooking.
  • We had a few leftover cans of biscuits and cinnamon rolls that he baked along with some fried eggs. The kids were finally happy to have their breakfast. After the kitchen was clean, I started on my gift project for a bit. (I had much better success today-6 for 6 worked out well though I am not yet finished with them.)
  • I did go through Keaton's bins with Reagan and Keaton. Reagan helped me show Keaton clothes letting her decide if she wanted them. Everything that could possibly fit her, she wanted. This floored Reagan who only wants about 1/10th of what would fit her. I have changed over Whitman's clothes and now have out clothes ready to switch for Keaton, Anderson and Graham. So I still have a lot of work to do next week-my goal is to finish that project by November-maybe the first week of November.
  • Robby and Graham left for a day out. Last May, the kids all learned the Gettysburg Address and earned a venture out with Robby. It has been so long that I don't even remember what all everyone else did. I do know that some went to the movies but I think some did something else. Anyway, Graham ended up having a big day out-eating at Tropical Smoothie, putt-putt at Big Rock and a Blizzard from Dairy Queen. 
  • The rest of us picked up the house and then headed to pick up Campbell from Nonna and Pops' house. Campbell had spent the morning baking-she baked a cake for Sunday lunch, a birthday cake for Pops and cookies for us to eat. She quickly passed out her cookies which were delicious.
  • Our next stop was Micheal's. They had a slime event and the kids and I all made a bag of slime. It is supposed to glow in the dark but I don't think it does. It was fun (and free) but also unorganized which grates on my nerves...or maybe just craft projects grate on my nerves.
  • Once we made it home, the kids added glitter to their slime, added color and even made more slime. There is glitter ever where in my kitchen-I even think there was glitter in our taco soup tonight that we had for supper.
  • Graham and Robby came home along with a trunk load of groceries. After unloading those, Robby changed a light bulb on the eave of the house so I had to supervise his ladder skills. I had time to make our supper in the crock pot and then we put on costumes and headed out.
  • Tonight was Spook City in Benton. We went years ago and had at least 1 stroller to deal with (possibly 2) and all I can remember is that it was crowded and crazy. This year we arrived at least 15 minutes early and it was already crowded but manageable.
  • The kids racked up on candy. Whitman's bucket was so heavy that he had trouble carrying it to the car. The kids could hardly wait to get home to dump out their candy and inspect everything. Then the trading began. The louder Robby would turn up the game, the louder the trading became. 
  • We ate our supper and then watched the Hogs until we could watch no more. We did promise the boys that we would wake them up if they made a comeback. We won't know though because we are already watching something else!

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