Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween and more...

We got our Halloween cookies done! Nothing special. We just used the Funfetti Halloween cake mix and made cookies out of them. They were really good though! I think I ate more of them than the kids did. Still pregnant...I can do that! =) Pretty sure the kids loved them too!

We ate our cookies and watched "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" which was on tv. Cash liked it, but Riley wanted to turn it off. She did like Snoopy though.
Here's Darin getting the kids into their Michigan gear for their game against Penn State.
Enjoying some game time!
And finally, it's Halloween day!!! The day I have been using to bribe my kids with for the last week! Better be good!
We even got our pumpkin carved. These two weren't really diggin' having to stick their hands in the pumpkin to get out all the goo.

They asked all day long to put their costumes on so they were so excited when it was actually time! Tried to get a couple pictures of them. It was really windy so Riley is trying to hold "Trippy's" hat on for him.

I love Tripp in this one!

In this picture, Tripp was mad because I took his hat off. It was really windy and it would not stay on his head. Well, he was not having that! He loved that hat and wanted it on his head, not in my hand...something that would prove to be major meltdown material later.
Getting ready for his first time trick or treating!

They did well. They lasted about 1/2 an hour. Cash and Riley just wanted to go home and eat the candy they had and Tripp was just mad because the wind kept blowing his hat off. Every time it would blow off, he would stop dead in his tracks and just start crying and saying "ma hat, ma hat!" So one of us would have to run after it.
They also did good at taking just one piece, except Riley. She would grab handfuls every chance she got. I wondered why she had about twice as much candy as the boys did.
We finally decided to go home. Darin had to carry Tripp who was in meltdown mode after losing his hat one too many times. I took the other two to our neighbors house and then we called it a night.
We did let them stay up and help pass out candy. Cash was really the only one who enjoyed that. He would get so excited when the doorbell rang. Riley would yell out "we have another customer!'
We let them eat way too much candy that night and watch some of their favorite Halloween shows that we had taped.
Cash kept saying that he would have just one more piece and then he would be done. 5 pieces later, I finally had to hide the candy away from all of them.
It was a good night!
After all our Halloween hoopla, we had a busy, busy couple days!
On Monday, we got an offer on our house!
So we are to be out of here by December 15th!
We are really excited and now we are just hoping to find a house that we can move into!
We looked at some on Tuesday and are looking at more on Friday.
We also lost our dog, Blue on Monday night.
Sunday night we heard him around 2 am. He was acting weird and couldn't walk. We thought he either did something to his leg or was getting another ear infection.
Darin took him into the vet on Monday and they said that he had had a stroke. They sent him home with some meds and told us that if he wasn't better by Friday that we might have to put him down.
Monday night, I couldn't sleep so I came down and stayed on the couch until about 1:30am. Blue was so uncomfortable and he wanted to be up on the couch with me, but couldn't get up there. Instead he got as close to the side of the couch as he could. Every time he would whine, I would just pet him a little and he would stop. It was almost like he just wanted someone to be down there with him.
He finally fell asleep which was good so I went back upstairs.
Darin got up the next morning and went downstairs to get ready for work. He came back up and told me Blue had died.
Oh, so sad.
But, I am so glad that I stayed down there with him that night until he fell asleep.
We also considered it a blessing that he died in his sleep rather than us having to put him down on Friday. We had to do that with another dog and it was really hard.
He was really in a lot of pain and he was almost 15 years old so it was probably better.
We decided to let the kids seem him before we took him in to be cremated.
We asked the kids where Blue was and Cash ran to the sliding glass door and said "He's outside., he's not outside. Where is he?"
So we told them that Blue had died and that he wouldn't be at our house anymore. We tried to explain that he couldn't move anymore, wouldn't have his eyes open and stuff like that. It was hard.
Darin took them out to the garage to show them Blue one more time.
Riley just said "Bye Blue" and ran back inside.
Cash sat down and pet him and said "But, I will miss Blue."
Then he said that we could get another dog at the store.
Hmmmm...not for quite a while will that be happening!
Even today, when I put them down for their rest time, Cash asked me if we were taking our dog and cat to the new house. I asked him what dog he was talking about. He said Blue so I reminded him that Blue died and he was in heaven with God. He said "Oh ya mom, I forgot. We thank God at school."
I think he knew Blue wasn't coming with us. He was just checking to make sure that was still the deal.
I thought it was sweet.
Finally, I had my sono and they figure the baby is a couple weeks ahead of where it should be as far as how big it is.
Normally, babies are around 3 lbs at 30 weeks and mine is around 4 lbs 4 oz. So not huge, but we will see how these last 10 weeks go. She predicted that this one would be around 9 lbs when it was born. So the fact that I am measuring 12 weeks ahead of where I actually am, is not the babies fault...its all of my children's fault! I have just had a lot of big babies in a short period of time so I just get a lot bigger they guess.
Finally, I can put my mom's never ending suspicion (and secret wish) that I am having twins again to rest!
Just one big baby!


  1. So sorry to hear about Blue. That is so hard! I am glad you had that last night with him downstairs. I love reading your blog and hearing about all of your adventures. You are such a fun mom. The kids were adorable for Halloween! Glad to hear you will be moving soon- just in time for baby #4!! I am anxious to hear baby's name. Take care :)Kasey

  2. The kids looked adorable in their costumes! Congratulations on getting an offer on your house! How exciting to know you will be in a new place before the baby arrives. Take care of yourself, you're in the home stretch!