Such a great few days. : ) We are home from Florida (after a v-e-r-y long wait at the airport for a new plane after ours had mechanical difficulties!), and we've had a day full of Halloween fun: dress up, parties, trick-or-treating, and some gorging..(the kids had some candy too!), and today was Mary Claire's first school choir concert!
The kids were all excited when we came home-we'd gotten Ethan a Francesco Bernoulli GeoTrax car and some Halloween books, and packed it in our luggage-the other stuff we'd mailed back home via UPS! Mary Claire was disappointed we didn't have her Justice clothes, and I didn't realize-but I mailed back the new *maternity* (!) clothes I bought at Gap. Silly me. They should all be here by Thursday. We'd also bought two new baseball bats and had them shipped-and they are already here! It's a good thing we mailed them-when we got to the airport, it said no "club-like" objects! (I'd never seen that one before!)
Anyway, the kids got some money for their grades and they've been pooling money saved, and they are anxious to spend it, of course. Mary Claire wants the skateboard set from American Girl (..but it's backordered till December 13th!), and Clay wants a bb gun (I truly don't know how to spell that!). I'm kinda putting him off since I am not into shooting, and I seriously doubt we can have one in our city limits! I can't believe they are old enough to find things they want online, and that they don't ask for little things anymore. They have grown up so much.
Halloween-we have quite the candy piles at our house! I had no idea-we certainly didn't need all that. And? I bought two more big bags of candy for trick-or-treaters yesterday morning-and we hardly had any. : ( Really! We live on a short street, and there are only two houses, and I think some people didn't think it was worth walking down here for just one house (our neighbors were gone till almost eight!)...so we have lots of candy left. What on earth are we going to do with all that candy? (do you need some?)
And today the fun continued..I had Bible study, Ethan had Mother's Day Out, Clay had play practice for A Midnight Summer's Dream, then he had an orthodontic appointment, then we ate out, and Mary Claire had a school choir performance! It was a "practice" for Veteran's Day, when their school is hosting the mayor and some other special "surprise" guests. : ) It was beautiful-I just love kids' voices, they are so angelic.
And me? Very well..still going! I went to the doctor yesterday, got a flu shot, and I agreed to the AFP test (alpha-fetoprotein). It's another test, that can catch 95% of spinal problems, and since it wasn't invasive..I agreed. It's another one I've never had, but I can do it. I had to see another different doctor since my doctor is still out, and the new one really wanted me to have it. It's just lab work, and I have gotten braver. ; ) I have to go in after Wednesday for it. There's apparently a date requirement for it too. I'm learning even more than I ever thought I would about testing.
And? I scheduled my 20 week ultrasound for December fifth..so not long till I know what this sweet little baby is! The kids, Ethan especially, wants a name for the baby, and we don't have one yet. It'll be hard. I think it will be the last one, so I want it to be a good name-it feels like a big responsibility! I've never felt this way before.
I just want to enjoy each day-we'll think of something by they time they come. ; ) Still just thankful for today!