My boys had a field trip with their class at the pumpkin patch (which I started to write about & never finished the posting - go figure). We all met @ 9:45 am, toured the pumpkin patch (which blew my mind since I'm from the city... we didn't have cool stuff like that). When the field trip was over, the lady giving us the tour said we could get wristbands to return anytime during that day. So the boys & I went to subway (fast food is slim pickin's when you're trying to eat healthy!), then returned to the pumpkin patch. We stayed until - get this - 4:30 pm! I figured since I had busted my backside cleaning Tuesday after school we deserved to have a day of fun! The boys had a blast, and so did I. It was nice not to have a ton of kids around & I even got to play in the corn box! You heard me!! Corn box. It's like a sand box, only with corn :) Check it out:
Yeah! It was knee deep & a TON O' FUN!! We spent the most time in that thing. See? Being a stay at home mom has it's perks! You just need to actually enjoy the opportunity when it comes around. I'm sure most people left saying, "That was fun, but I have things to do." What can't wait until tomorrow?! Spend some time with your children (or heck, even your husband), and actually laugh. You never know when they'll be gone.
I had my bible study while the boys were in school. We came home, ate lunch, & they napped while I cleaned out my front room. My front room is a craft-sewing-place-to-hold-my-stuff-that-I'm-selling-on-craigslist-kinda-room. Also, if my mother comes to visit.... that's where she stays. My mother will be visiting in (YIKES!) 2 1/2 weeks!! That reminds me.... I need to finish that room! Eek!
I went to physical therapy because I threw out my neck last week during my workout boxing on the Wii. Leave it to me to do something so dorky! Not the fact that I've been in 3 car accidents before the age of 23 had anything to do with it ;) This was my 1st visit so, it was an evaluation, with a hot pack finish. The heat helped, but later on in the day I felt sore & seriously uncomfortable. I hit up the goodwill to add some finishing touches on my Halloween costume. Found a cute corset for $7. YAY!!
The school that my boys go to had a harvest party from 3-5, so we hit that up. It really didn't occur to me that I should have had my boys in their Halloween costumes... yah, it was kinda awkward, but the boys didn't mind. They were too busy running around & playing in the jump house to notice. Whew!
When we got home, my honey took both boys to the race track to finish out the BMX season, and then he dropped the kids off at his mother's for them to stay the night while we went to a Halloween party. Don't you know he got a bucket full of brownie points for that!! Mmm-hmmm!
I then worked on my Halloween costume (with no kids to take my pins, my scissors, or press my sewing machine pedal when I wasn't looking). You know what the weird thing about that is? I did glimpse at costumes at the store, and I couldn't believe my eyes! First of all, they were seriously expensive! I'm not going to pay that much money for a costume that I was going to wear for one night!! Second... they were all ludicrously short, and cut so deep on the front that I would be afraid of having a "wardrobe malfunction". I'm a married woman for goodness sakes!! I don't need to be showing off ALL of my goods to anyone 'cept my husband! Are women not that reserved anymore?! Have we as women bought into that lie of "you're only worth what you can show"? What happened to women dressing cute without revealing their stuff to the world? Have we no mystery women?! Sorry for that outburst, but I'm just saying!
Back to the story: I already had the gypsy style skirt, and the corset.. all I needed was a puffy shirt. So.. I used my hubby's old white button up shirt for revamping. I cut across the shoulders, sewed a 1 inch casing around the top, cut 2 holes on each shoulder of the casing, threaded ribbon through, put it on to adjust where the shirt would land, & tied the ribbons together! Here's the pirate girl costume tutorial. It does have a video attached as well that you can click if you need to see it in action. Here's a picture of my costume minus the ridiculous amount of jewelry I wore:
It really does look cute when it's on :) I was going for a pirate/gypsy look. Anyhow, we arrived at the party "fashionably late" (1 hour to be exact), and there was only about 10 people there. I nudged my husband and mentioned I feel bad because there's a ton of food, an awesome amount of decorations, but only 3 sets of friends (hubby & wives) plus 4 relatives! Even though there weren't many people there, the party was still fun. The ladies played spoons & the guys played poker. We ended up staying there until 4 am! I think that's the latest I've intentionally stayed up since I've had children ;)
I think I was more awake vs. actually sleeping from the time I laid down @ 4 AM to when my alarm went off at 7:30 AM. My man got up & rushed out the door to his bible study, then to pick up the kids. I, of course, couldn't fall back asleep. The head coach of the football team that my man coaches on gave us tickets to the Sunday Seahawks game. So when the boys came home, we packed up stuff for the game, and then headed out. We had a blast there, then we stopped by the boy's great-grandmother's place to say hello. I think she's 90? Bless her heart, she had bought the boys their first bible, and the boys were ecstatic! I just love her!
I originally wanted to vacuum the house, but I ended up rearranging & dusting my living room along with vacuuming lol! Anyone else do that? Have ADD when you're cleaning? At least it feels better. Sometimes changing up your house makes it feel new all over again.... despite all the holes you may have in the walls thanks to your children :)
My husband also had a football game that we went to later that night (the boys went dressed up in their costumes - too cute!). They unfortunately lost. That was hard to see because this was their last game of the season, they were ahead, and the other team scored during the last minute of the game. My heart went out to them. It was tough to see the disappointment on my husband and the players' faces.
Needless to say we went trick or treating afterwards (Leonidas was Iron Man & Don Juan was Venom/black Spiderman.... Special shout out to Tracie for letting us borrow those costumes!!!), but my poor husband was mentally beating himself up about the game. Our boys were crazy happy about the concept that they can knock on someone's door, get candy from them by just saying a few words, & using their manners afterwards. Isn't that funny that we are taught (and we teach our kids) not to take candy from strangers..... except on Halloween? Interesting.....
Tuesday & Today:
School, clean house, laundry, clean house, laundry, clean house.... oh did I mention clean house? Yah, I have a lot of work to do since my mom's going to see my house - heh heh! If I happen to fall off the face of the earth from Nov 19th-29th, you'll know why!