Monday, November 04, 2019

Halloween; Update

Hey! Hope everyone is having a nice fall!
We had Halloween this past week, and it was a good one.
The kids were with my parents most of the day on Halloween Thursday (going to swim lessons and having a fun grandparent day).  In the evening we all met up at our house, picked up some pizzas, and headed over to Ryan and Jamie's house to go trick-or-treating.  My parents went, and Dick came over, as well.
It was pretty cold on Halloween this year (it got down into the mid 40's).  Raylan switched up his costume at the last minute, and was Batman (he was Catboy from PJ Masks for the party at my office).  Kiddo was some sort of combination of Wonder Woman, a ghost, and an unidentified, masked character that only Kiddo understood.
We hit some houses and collected some candy.
In an awkward/sweet moment, at one house, a woman wished Raylan a happy Halloween and gave him a big handful of candy, and he just looked up at her in his Batman mas and responded with, "I love you."
She looked a little surprised, but said thanks.

Batman Returns

Putting in the work.  Racking up the loot.
We made it home, and Amy gave Kiddo a bath and put her to bed while Raylan sat on the front porch and gave out some candy to the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood.  Raylan got a kick out of handing out candy and wishing the kids a happy Halloween.

That was about it for Halloween.

On Saturday Raylan had a soccer game with the Tigersharks.  He scored two goals!!  I got one of the goals on video.  Maybe even more important than scoring goals, he kept his head in the game a little better this week (although he did stop to collect some especially nice acorns at one point).  Anyway, I was proud of him.  He tried really hard, and he seemed to have a lot of fun.

Tigersharks Assemble!

On Saturday afternoon we went to a birthday party for Raylan's friend (and classmate), Lowry, over in Mueller.  The weather was beautiful, there were a lot of kids from his class there, and the park was really nice.  We had a good time talking to parents and watching the kids play.

Raylan helps Dorothy summit a challenging peak

Raylan "supervises" the cutting of Lowry's
birthday cake

The kids roll down a nice, grassy hill.

On Sunday we went out to breakfast (La Posada), and then took the kids over to ride their bikes in the big, open parking lot at the Burger Center.  We'd been telling Raylan that he needed to practice riding.  He insisted on training wheels, and he told us he didn't want to crash into anything (he has a hard time braking), so we took him to the most wide open space we could find.

Amy helps Kiddo and Raylan practice their bike skills.

Later on Sunday we mostly played outside (we had great weather all weekend).  We got groceries and got exercise (taking turns).  Both kids actually took naps (Raylan has had a bit of a cold, so he actually passed out).  We played a little bit inside, too.

Another one of Raylan's cool marble runs
Sunday night I had band practice.  It ended up being just Reed, Frank, and I, but it was a good one.

And that was the weekend!

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