Sunday, November 04, 2018

Halloween and Update

Howdy!  Hope everyone is well!
Halloween was sort of a wet and wild affair this year.  We took Raylan and our little girl over to Jamie and Ryan's place for some trick-or-treating.  Mom and Dad and Dick joined us over there.
We had a pretty serious rainstorm right around trick and treating time, but Ryan and Jamie had gotten some sandwiches and stuff for dinner (hooray!), so we all hung out for awhile and waited for the weather to pass.  So we got some time to sit and chat.  It was nice.  I got to see some of Jamie's pictures of her recent trip out to the Bay Area to visit Kristen and Doug.  Looked fun!
Eventually Raylan got to go to a few houses while Amy and I chased him with an umbrella.  
Raylan was Batman, and he really enjoyed hitting people up for candy.

Ryan's neighbors usually sit outside to hand out candy.
When it rained, some of them moved into their garages.

The Just Us League!

Thanks to Ryan and Jamie for having us over and feeding us!  We had fun.

Friday night Amy had a hearing that ran a little late, so I picked up both kiddos.  We met Amy at the house and headed out for dinner at La Posada.  It was a nice way to wrap up the week. 

So happy together!!
On Saturday we got up and put away Halloween decorations and did a few chores.  The weather was beautiful.  Amy went for a jog, and I went for a bike ride.

Kiddo supervises Raylan while he draws blueprints for new and exciting
excavators.

more than two weeks after the floods, and Lady Bird Lake still
looks like a mud puddle

bike riding past the downtown farmer's market on a beautiful, fall day
Saturday evening Mom and Dad came over to babysit and take Raylan and Kiddo out for dinner.  Since we never got to celebrate our 5th anniversary last week, this week we went out to Cafe Malta.

We'd never been there before, but it was pretty good!  It's down near our house in South Austin, and, as the name would suggest, it's a mildly upscale Mediterranean restaurant.
The food was good, the place was nice and cozy, and the company was great!  :-)

Five years (official) with this beautiful, amazing woman!
I love you, Amy!!
We had a very nice time.  It felt good to have a bit of grownup time and a chance to quietly talk without being heckled by little maniacs.
Thanks to Mom and Dad for kid sitting!

On Sunday we got up, and Amy took Raylan to the park while I played with Kiddo at home.  She's a sweet, fun little girl.  We played inside and out, and then we climbed into the car to go pick up an order of groceries at HEB.

Later, Amy and I took turns exercising.  In the afternoon, Kiddo's attorney ad litem came by (who is appointed by the court to represent Kiddo's best interests as part of the foster process).  We chatted with the attorney for a while.  She seemed nice.

In the late afternoon/early evening, Mandy and Spencer and Donna Rene had a barbecue across the street.  Hotdogs, french fries, grilled veggies, and queso.  Jackbart, Vicki, and Kate also came by.  It was fun and low key.  It was nice to see everyone, and it was really cool of Mandy to invite us over.  Thanks, Mandy!

And that was pretty much the weekend!

I just can't believe it's November.  I feel like it should still be summer, and I should be trying to squeeze in another beach trip!

Have a great week.

2 comments:

Ryan Steans said...

Dude - this year has gone by so fast. We're putting up Christmas decorations in just over 2 weeks. Thanks for coming by on Halloween and congrats on 5 years of wedded bliss. Love to all at your house!

J.S. said...

Thanks! Hugs! I can't believe Diwali is here already!!