Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wild Weekend

My weekend started Thursday night when Jack spent the night. It was his first sleepover with just him. He slept 10 hours....Then on Friday, my last Friday off work for a while, I met Steph and the 4 geese at my parents house for a pumpkin carving party. I stopped at the market and got bargain pumpkins for only 99 cents. I picked up some carving kits and we set up our work station outside within view, for my parents to watch. They really enjoyed watching the kids creating (with Mimi and Mommy's help) these amazing jack-o-lanterns. Carter is showing off the $1 he won at the pumpkin contest. Gray took home first prize....(it was my best work). Ivy was running around and too busy to pose for a picture. But I do have to say that "Jack" was the cutest Jack-o-lantern in the patch.....


After we were done with our pumpkin carving and ate lunch, we went to Lake George to feed the ducks. I tried to post a picture of me surrounded by gobs of feathered friends but it wouldn't load. We stopped at the bread store and got 3 loaves and within 15 min. they inhaled all we had. Saturday night the 4 geese came over while their parents went to the Bulls game (for work) and Carter ended up spending the night with us. He was so cute, he told me he was tired and was going to lay down in our spare bedroom, then minutes later he came to me and asked me what I was doing Sunday morning, which I replied, I can take you home if you fall asleep. So, he stayed the night and I ended up going to church with Steph and family, which was really nice. It's nice to have each grand kid stay one on one. He told me later he really likes spending the night. Is it because he gets what he wants for breakfast? He gets my undivided attention? He gets to watch what he wants on t.v.?
Fast forward to Halloween night...Abby was the cutest Butterfly and Jack was a Gorilla.
Abby showing me her wings.
Jack couldn't wait to open up his candy bar. He enjoyed the nestle crunch and Penny was waiting to see if he would drop a bite for her. At the end of the night when all the little ghosts and goblins stopped coming, my neighbor walked over to dump her remaining candy bars in my bowl. She didn't want to be tempted by them and knew I have 6 grand kids that would finish them off. I blew out the candle in the pumpkin and called it a night.
Like I said, it was a wild weekend, but filled with lots of fun activities and hearing the sweetest words come out of my grand kids, "Mimi, I love you".

6 comments:

Erin said...

I love you, too!

Bacardi Mama said...

Wild but fun I'd say. You can't beat the time we spend with our grandkids.

chrissy said...

HOW FUN!! I'm so happy you enjoyed Halloween!!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I think you make the best of every moment you have with them!

Steph

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

I'd say this was a whirlwind weekend of Halloweening! Beautiful photos of such JOY and LOVE!!

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