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Busy Halloween

We had a great weekend at Aunty Elizabeth’s house. Cole got to sleep in the basement playroom with Alex and Jamie on Friday and Saturday nights. Friday night it was a novelty and they were still up talking until after 10:30pm.

We kept them busy on Saturday, first with just general play, and then with Alex’s 9th Birthday Party. There were over 10 extra kids bringing the total to about 15 kids and a few parents. It’s a good thing the weather was good, we sent all the kids outside to play, they could jump on the trampoline or the bouncy castle, or just run around in the yard or climb the big/huge rock nearby. We sent them out after lunch and didn’t let them back in till almost dinner time! Alex had a friend stay over so the 4 boys had a great time hanging out after the other party guests went home. It’s always nice when there are 4 boys so that no one feels left out. We got everyone in jammies by 8:30pm and sent them down to ‘rest’ and hopefully to sleep. Funny enough we noticed at 9:30pm that we hadn’t heard any noise from downstairs for a while. They had crashed after such a full day.

Sunday morning came soooo early. Alex and Jamie had a swim meet that started at 8am so we all woke up at 6:30am so that coffee (for the adults) and breakfast could be consumed before the meet. It was very cool seeing how well these kids could swim. Some of the older groups were really amazing. Alex and Jamie both did really well for their individual times, competing just against themselves. Cole was pretty bored by the proceedings and was happy that we had brought along his Nintendo DS for him to play with. We got back home in time to relax for a bit before Ryan and his Mom came over for Trick or Treating. After a pizza dinner we got the boys dressed up and made up, Cole was a Vampire and Ryan was “Harry Potter”. They were very excited by the idea of all the candy they would get. They did a tour of the neighbourhood and brought in a good haul of candy and chips and their costumes were suitably admired. Ryan went home and we started the process of convincing Cole that he couldn’t eat all his candy at once and that it would really be best to go to bed because he had school in the morning. By 9pm he was finally at least resting with lights out. The Daddy and Mama collapsed on the couch relieved that the weekend was finally over.

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