She wanted comfort. He wanted crazy. This is what they came up with.
We went to a Halloween party where we joined three other families on our trick-or-treating.
A cute story about Maya: she wanted a bedtime snack and asked for broccoli with green onion dip when we got home. Phillip asks, "who eats broccoli on Halloween?", as he is catching up on the basketball game on TV and eating his candy.
We don't decorate for Halloween, except for a banner with pictures of past Halloweens. I love looking at their precious costumes.
Life is full right now:
End-of-season basketball games last Saturday. Phillip's team won one and lost one. Some tears shed, lessons learned. The team continues to develop. Great kids and coaches!
Maya continues her saga of injuries. This time her knee. Physical Therapy a few times a week. Ice. Heat. Pain medication. Love. Support. Repeat.
Leo or "Uncle Leo" came from Virginia for a work congress and was able to have dinner with us. It was great catching up on our families! We've known each other for nearly twenty (!) years, and hadn't seen each other for eleven! Kids loved spending time with him.
I started a new regimen of medications for headaches, and added Magnesium as a supplement. It's been working so far. I am excited.
Bruce's knee is almost healed and he's back to work.
We finally found some free time to have a birthday party for Phillip. Probably the last big one, as he'll be a teenager next year.
And.... how can it be almost November already? This time it is true: I'll keep the festivities (and the gift-buying, and the stress) to a minimum this time around.
I am looking forward to a meaningful season.
And, on another completely different topic, I am loving my backyard plants these days.
The kids helped a ton! They made signs, sorted toys and priced them, helped set it up, negotiated prices with customers (Phillip is a quite the business guy!). We made a little money, which the kids get to split. I was hoping they would get some experience dealing with money and change, and they did. (What do you mean, money does not come from a credit card?).
Happy 12th Birthday to a boy who came into the world to make me a better person! Thank you for the laughs, your wisdom beyond your years (most of the time...lol), and for loving life and people the way you do.