Saturday, November 23, 2019
The second weekend of November I went down to Missouri for a Child Life conference (Midwest Child Life Conference) with some of my former co-workers. I dropped the girls off at school then headed to my friends for the carpool ride down south.
It was so fun visiting with them on the drive down. Made it go by fast, especially since I had done that drive three weeks prior and was going to be doing it again 2.5 weeks after this trip.
Isaac was sick at home and missed school that Friday. He had come home with a fever on Thursday. He ended up being sick all weekend, and given some of it to me cuz I wasn't feeling good either.
Sunset as we drove through Clinton.
We arrived Friday evening, I stayed with my brother, then attended the conference all day Saturday at Missouri State.
Saturday night was dinner out with my family: my mom, my brother and his three kiddos. Sunday was an early wake up and conference again then we headed home shortly after conference ended at 1:00pm. We got home late that night. Quick weekend, lots of great info at the conference and good to visit with family quick.
First Saturday of the month Home Depot has their workshop. We try to make it each month, the girls really enjoy making things. This month was a bird or eagle.
Thanksgiving books out. Thomas loves the Franklin book.
Mary made this at school for her performance she missed on Halloween day.
We sold Thomas's pack and play - the co sleeper one. We attempted a day and night on the crib mattress on the floor. He did alright for nap, but that night for bed he kept getting up and was up at 5:10 am when he usually sleeps past 9am
So that was short lived and only one night. Mom and dad weren't ready to deal with early rising Thomas so back in his pack n play the following night.
Our neighbors got a new fence! and a new pond in their backyard.
Bus Stop, before the snow. The kids won't ride the bus once we move to Kansas. Thankful for it now, even though waiting sometimes stinks, it sure in convenient since Thomas is usually in bed both in the morning and afternoon.
This year we went with the super hero theme. Mary and Isaac were happy with costumes from Costco: Spiderwoman and Black Panther. Emma was a little more particular about how her Bat Girl costume was to look so I ended up making her costume. Thomas was a super owl (reusing from when Isaac was about this age)
The Saturday before Halloween we went to the West End halloween gathering.
Halloween fell on a Thursday, and luckily we didn't have school the following day due to teacher work day or something.
Mary was home with a fever on Thursday, so she missed school and she missed her performance of Where the Wild Things Are. :-( She wasn't feeling much better that evening but did muster enough strength for 15 minutes of trick or treating.
It was 28º out that night.
Mary & Thomas were home in no time. Kyle continued on with Emma and Isaac who were out for about an hour. When Mary got back we decided to make a quick jack-o-latern and build a fire. Her medicine had kicked in and she was feeling better.