October 28-30… well most of the 30th
Our original plan was to head over to the gas station that Nana used to do the accounting at for a field trip. But an appendix bursting combined with a mechanic’s holiday (pre planned) had them too understaffed to facilitate our visit. So instead we headed to the nearest nature center which just happens to only be closed on MONDAY’S… oops. But that didn’t stop us from enjoying the nature outside of the main building. Paths, a lake, a special area all about bald eagles… it was all there for the experiencing. Although a bit chilly!
That evening Ken, Baba and Emanuel had a special mission… to let Emanuel experience his very first session of Tiger Cub Scouts. He loved it! We are tentatively joining the troop that the Novak boys are a part of. Fingers crossed this is something he will really embrace and enjoy.
We had the last of the Halloween costumes make there way here by mid morning and that wiped all other thoughts out of everyone’s mind… so of course we stopped EVERYTHING and had a fashion show. I am especially proud of Trinity’s costume. Here dress was one of this summer’s super garage sale finds, at a size 8 it was mere dollars and will suit her when she grows into it. I made the crown with Ken’s help from these instructions HERE. We did not cover the paper with anything but I did add (with the help of double sided tape) hand crocheted lace to spiffy it up.
We took the initiative and finally finished our milk jug ghosts. This simple idea was something I came across randomly on Facebook. You just take a regular milk jug, clean it out and decorate one side with a Sharpie. We cut a hole in the back, filled it with some sand to stabilize and then placed a little light in each one (one of those fake candles that flickers). Very cute!