|Elizabeth with her pixiedust|
Poor Jeff had a hard week last week. He was so sick he came home on Monday and stayed home on Tuesday. We got a ton of rain last week so when he got back to work the mine was flooded and one of the roads was washed out and a bunch of other issues were going on that he is working on fixing. He worked so late he almost missed trick or treating with the kids on Halloween and worked most of the weekend. I've almost forgotten what he looks like! Poor guy is working so hard!
This year for Halloween Jason decided he wanted to be an Astronaut. Elizabeth had been telling us for months she wanted to be Cinderella, then about a week ahead of time she saw me get her a pair of dress up wings as part of her Christmas present and decided she wanted to me a butterfly. I was finally able to convince her she was going to be Cinderella and she happily went trick or treating. We started at the town's "Boo on the square" which was kind of a bust because it had been rescheduled from the night before so there was only one person there handing out candy. So we headed back home to trick or treat around our neighborhood. Jason practically ran from house to house and I had to tell him a few times to wait for Elizabeth and I. After we got home Elizabeth was mad that I was handing out candy thinking it was from her stash. We did finally get them back to bed a little late.
Dressing up has been a theme for Elizabeth lately. She loved to wear her Cinderella dress before Halloween and is pretty excited for the wings and pink dress she saw me get. The day after Halloween went to the Target in Waco to get discounted costumes. I got her Belle, Minnie Mouse, a Doctor, a Cowgirl, a Fireman and some heeled shoes. All those things are going to make an amazing dress up stash she will get at Christmas. When we were looking around for Jason's astronaut costume we were in a Halloween store and Elizabeth fell in love with a bag of pixiedust. She has worn it for about the last month and always wants to know where it is!
I had another stint there where I tried out a bunch of new hairstyles on Elizabeth. Some looked cute at first then fell out after a few hours and some just didn't turn out the way I thought they would. At least it was something new to see.
We have been exploring Texas a bunch over the past month. We went to the Aquarium in Austin and Camping near Temple. We visited a military museum in Austin with Aunt Michelle and visited the Zoo in Waco with cousins that moved to the area. One of the most exciting trips was one I took in the middle of the night. Jeff has cousins that moved to Fort Hood, about 3 hours from us, and the wife, Sarah, was pregnant with their second daughter. I agreed to watch their older daughter, 3 year old Rachel, when she went into labor. I got a call in the middle of the night one Sunday that it was happening and I had nighttime adventure picking Rachel up. We got to meet the new little baby, Riley when we were most recently camping near Temple.
Waco Zoo with Rachel:
Jason said this was his favorite
I thought this one was my favorite until I read that it was a Piranha
We pet the stingrays
does he look like he is ready for another one?
I'll try to make sure it isn't so long before I post again. By the way, it's only 50 days until Christmas, YAY!