Remember when I used to write about cross stitching? Those were the days!
Life lately has been a lot of work travel. That makes for an unhappy and tired me.
But… the weekend was great!
We had an early celebration for Tom’s birthday! I can’t believe another year has gone by. He is so good to us every single day of the year, so we try to make him feel special on his day. We love him so!
I snuck home early from work and the boys and I baked him our famous Yum-Yum cake. Biggest helped me with the cake and Littlest with the frosting, so it was a group effort. It was Littlest’s idea to sprinkle the top with chocolate shavings, walnuts, and pomegranate. It was the perfect touch!
We were most excited, though, for gift time. It has been hard to keep the secret from him. He got a…
He’s been hinting around for one, so I think that he liked his present. I like listening to him practice it every day. Between Tom’s new guitar and Biggest’s violin, we are turning into quite the musical household.
Other weekend highlights were:
The boys TIED their soccer game! Their first non-loss! Progress!
Biggest serenaded us with his violin.
I made more applesauce. I recently read a quote “Cooking is science, art, and therapy.” Isn’t that so true?
Biggest survived (and enjoyed!) a sleepover. He says that they only slept for 1 hour!
Sammy discovered how comfortable his sleeping bag was when he brought it home.
When he got kicked out of it because he was “making it smell like dog butt,” he discovered another comfy spot.
Coal discovered how fashionable he looks in his Halloween sweater.
We went to our Halloween Block Party, where we wore costumes…
Went on a horse drawn carriage ride…
Participated in a donut eating contest…
Hung out with other ninjas and army guys…
And went on a Halloween parade.