Anyway - this was my first "weekend" in a long time. So we kicked it off by going to the county Fitness Festival the girls' school was participating in.
I will lay it out there - not the most fun ever. Getting 4 kids out the door by 7:15am to go walk a mile in 45 degree weather with one of said children strapped to the front of me?! Not my idea of an awesome morning - but the kids had fun :) Afterwards we met up with Jay because we saw a festival going on downtown. We only spent a short time there, but we will absolutely go next year and spend the day!
While at the festival I saw a booth about an event that was taking place that night - candlelight cemetery tours. The Gallatin Cemetery downtown is HUGE! And apparently every year they do this tour on the first Saturday of October. Not by any means my thing, but I have this brother . . . So Jayson went to work and Mom came to stay with the kids, and Eric and I headed out!
Sunday was a day planned to be at home and dig myself out from the mass that is our laundry situation after adding a member to the family! Well, Hudson started it out by being awake and pissed off from 2am-8am! His issues turned out to be poop related of course! Jay and I traded him off at 8am only to wake up at 10;30am to find out that Freddy the Fish had exited this world!
When you have 4 children, enemas and dying fish by noon on Sunday are how you measure excitement! WTF!
Samantha shed some tears for Freddy and then did what only our little sunny spirit can do - she came to me and said "we should take the wall out of the fish tank now (they are male beta fish and had to be separated) - Freddy isn't in there and it will give Gilbert more room - he will think it's the ocean"! Seriously?!? This chic could teach lessons to people ten times her age . . .
I am excited for fall and this weather - it's going to be an awesome start into the non stop craziness that is the holidays! Speaking of - first one up is Halloween - here is the rundown:
Marlie - undecided
Samantha - a ninja (she got her sword and mask this weekend and won't put them down!!)
Evan - monkey or a pumpkin - we have one costume from a consignment sale and Sam's pumpkin she wore - though he keeps trying to convince me to buy a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle one!
Hudson - a puppy
That is all for now - 4:30am comes earlier than I remembered :)