Wow, our life seems to be one big blur right now. John’s new job has him working well past bedtime every night. I am basically navigating this parenting gig solo. Due to this, some nights dinner is at 8:30, yikes!
We cling to the moments we get to all be together. Things feel far from Epic, but we do have plenty of good times thrown in as well!
Finally carving pumpkins, the night before Halloween! Max did this one all on his own! I forget he is not so little anymore.
As I was typing this and uploading photos, I was reminded of how much we actually achieved this month. It feels like we did nothing together…
Here are some of our October happenings:
We made it to Canyon’s, fall festival on the square.
We made it to Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm and were able to play for 45 mins before a huge storm hit!
Max went on a homeschool field trip to a different pumpkin farm and the two littles went roller skating. Max wanted to try the big kid skates and did really well!
We were able to fit in a hiking trip and a round of laser tag!
Of course, we picked out pumpkins!
And finally we celebrated Halloween! The kids went to a carnival one night and then on the big night we went to a few cool houses, walked our street and had a bonfire in the back yard! It was a lovely night!
In the end, it was a really great month, even if the parents felt like they were drowning at times!!
After our quick vacation, John and I hit the ground running with work. We didn’t have much time to be Epic, sadly and the kids got hooked up to the T.V. again. We are writing this post on November 4th, even though I will time stamp it as July… Things are still crazy busy around here and us parents are starting to name this period in time “Epic Fail.” More on that later!
We did have several great moments during the summer and boy did we soak those moments in!
First up was John’s Birthday. We had a nice chill celebration at home with just our family and made a delicious new recipe, black bean loaf, for dinner.
Fourth of July was next. We celebrated with friends and family. We attended the local parade. Every year I say we are never going again and every year when it comes time I get nostalgic and have to go!
Then we were off to Grammy’s for fireworks!
We enjoyed a few days of swimming with friends, playing at the park and water balloon/gun fights in between all the working.
We were able to take a short trip to Fort Worth. It was supposed to be Maddie’s big weekend seeing her love of 6 years, Justin Bieber. But sadly, 3 days before the concert he canceled his tour. Maddie was beyond heartbroken. We took the kids to a water park to cheer Maddie up. We were also able to fit in a Ranger’s game. We had an absolute blast!
We were shocked that our timid child, Max, wanted to ride this giant slide over and over again!
It was a hot, 101 degrees the night of the game, but we made it through! The kids loved their first professional game.