we had ellie and abby over to play. laney and ellie either love or hate each other, so it can get a little overwhelming. to give them some space i let laney play with the ipad for awhile.
she is seriously such a big girl!
that afternoon frankie and ashby had their first ballet class and it was so stinking cute! frankie was really unsure, she threw a little fit and said she didn't want to do ballet, she wanted to go back to gymnastics, yada, yada, yada. i convinced her to give it a try and the teacher, whose name i thought was mrs. jones but who frankie swears name is mrs. brown, was awesome. she pulled her right in and kept her by her side until frankie warmed up and was able to dance on her own. it was so darling! i am excited to start this new chapter.
ashby came over to play after ballet and when addie got home we all carved pumpkins. and by all i mean, chris, the little girls, and i. matt and lexi were at work. first they drew the faces they wanted cut.
then for the carving.
i don't like pumpkin carving. or egg dying. i love holidays, but those two things drive me crazy!
nobody likes to pull out the guts. we are not dirty hand people.
thankfully ashby was willing to show them what's up and guilt them into it.
that night we went to "boo" some people. it was so fun. :)
the first family we boo'd were driving away right as we were walking out our door. we left it on the doorstep. we came inside and got all ready to head to the church (with some boo'ing on the way) when part of the second family drove away. i dropped c and the kids off to take the boo basket up and pulled into a parking spot, when what do you know, they had turned around to go back to their house! i wanted to shout "abort mission!" but it wouldn't have helped. they pulled into the driveway and chris and girls came running around the corner with their faces covered. caught! haha, oh well.
then at the last house it was fully dark and i was waiting in the car with the windows rolled down when i heard a thud and then addie "i'm okay!" she's so cute! then as we were leaving she said "you just got boo'd by addie! and bubba and frankie!" they had so much fun!
(and on a sidenote: we went to one of the houses today to trick'or'treat and addie casually asked "did you guys get boo'd?" so fun and sneaky!)
((another sidenote: the first house we boo'd frankie kept saying "why are we doing this?" she was super concerned and a little bit scared))
anyhow, we went to the 100 years of scouting broadcast. it was for families and i wanted the big kids to know that i think it's important. so i took the 3 little girls. (plus chris, and then lexi met us there after work) at 7. on a school night. they were tired and it was crazy. it was good, but we didn't get home till after 9 and addie has been so tired. oh well.
we got home, girls straight to bed and then matt and i went for a run. chris was my running buddy the night before. i am really enjoying our late night runs! it's been fun to see the halloween decorations too!
we put big d into the stroller and thought that for sure she would be asleep by the time we were done. this is what we found when we came around the corner. at least she was happy!