Here we are, just after Halloween, and just getting really into the fall season and we have our first real sickness of the year. Thank heavens for homeschool! I thought we were going to have to take the day off, but there is nothing like learning all about ancient Egypt in your pajamas on the couch and playing math facts games with a couple of cute little boys. I am hoping beyond hope that this is just a 24 hour bug, but it sure was a miserable night (i.e. I woke up on the carpeted floor outside the bathroom door at 4:00 a.m. having fallen asleep there in misery, but not wanting to go back to John and throw up in bed). I am, however, very gratetful that the two year old only threw up once. An older child you can plop down on the couch with books or a video and a bucket, but there really is no containing a two year old. They will refuse to sit still long enough to be of any help. You just have to follow them around warily all morning hoping and praying that you will see it before they start to really lose it. But fortunately, so far, it hasn't been all that bad. We never even got dressed today. :)
Halloween went very well. Grandma and Grandpa were here so the boys had a blast. We went a little around the block with some friends. The seven year old tore one bat wing off once. The four year old spilled his candy in the road two times and the two year old couldn't see half the time because he insisted in pulling the dragon head down clear over his eyes. But they had a blast. You know it's good when the baby gets some candy and instead of saying a regular old "tank you" in a sweet baby voice blurts out "tanks man!" all super excited. They had their baskets from Grandmas to open when the got home and we still haven't really recovered from the sugar high. Now all eyes are watching the skies hoping for the first real snow. I'm not sure that they really "get" Thanksgiving, which happens to be one of my favorite holidays. They are just excited for winter and CHRISTMAS!