So Much To Do, So Little Time
I have always felt, as a parent, that the time from Halloween to New Years Day is such a blur. This year is even worse because of the move. (Can't wait to be with Stucco in Seattle! I am so jealous, my skin is turning green!) I am supposed to be packing right now but I find that blogging is so much more fun. We have been trying to keep busy so we don't miss Stucco so much. (Not really working but oh well.) On Fri. night, A. and I had the good fortune to be able to participate in a "sleep-in" at the Museum of Nature and Science with the Girl Scouts. It was an event to help the girls learn about Engineering and how cool it would be to become an Engineer when they grow up. A. left with the idea that she now wants to be a Biologist (way cool!) It was great except for having to "sleep" on a concrete floor. We left the museum Sat. morning and picked-up Z. from T. and C.'s house. He had a great time with M., and C. made cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Z. loved them so much that he ate 4 for breakfast! Thanks C. for spoiling him! ;) After letting the pups out after 18 hours home alone inside (no accidents! WooHoo), we switched A.'s suitcase out and dropped her at a friends for another sleepover. Z. and I headed up to the mountains with D., C. and J. for a Halloween Hike at the Lookout Mtn. Nature Center. We hiked in the forest at night and solved "The Mystery of the Missing Pinecones." The moon was a crescent shape and partially lit our way. The wind was whipping through the Ponderosa pine trees so it sounded like ocean waves. I love that sound! When we were finished hiking, we had warm cider and popcorn inside the Nature Center. It was such a great experience! On Sun. Z. and I picked-up A. and went home for a bit of a rest before we went to a Halloween Party that evening. The party was great and it gave A. and Z. another opportunity to wear their costumes (pictures will follow.) All in all a very busy time. My favorite time spent this weekend was guiding Stucco through the streets of Seattle on Google maps. Then we compared the pictures, and it was almost like we were there with him.