Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

I know that today is officially Halloween, but our celebrations are over. We went camping last weekend and the girls went trick-or-treating at the campground. They ended up with quite a bit of candy from that. Friday at school they had their fall parties which was smart on the school's part. It was an early dismissal day and a Friday. They didn't have to deal with a bunch of sugared up kids for the day. Last night I took the girls out trick-or-treating around the house. There were not as many houses with lights on this year. Even so the girls brought home lots of goodies. Most of the candy is the good stuff. They also got a can of soda from one house and a koolaid type drink from another. We never got things like that went we were kids.

Makenzie was Dorothy complete with Toto in her candy basket. Sammy wanted to be a witch so I got her a black witch costume. After I had it she told me that she wanted to be the good witch. I was not able to make any changes for her first night out so she told someone thT she was the good witch pretending go be the bad witch. What an imagination that girl has. On Monday we had our Girl Scout Halloween party and my friend gave Sammy a Cinderella costume. That was the end of her being a witch! She has practically lived in that costume ever since.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sammy's Arm

Well, I took Sammy to the doctor on Wed. for her 4 week follow up appointment. She had her cast removed and her arm x-rayed. The bones are healing well enough for the cast to remain off. She was given a brace that the doctor wants her to wear until Thanksgiving. She has 2 more weeks of no PE. Now most kids would like this idea, but not Sammy. She is very disappointed. She was hoping to play the "very fun" game that is planned for Monday. My guess is that it is a Halloween themed game.

Now that she is basically healed, let's hope that we do not need to visit the orthopedic doctor any time in the near future.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

September and October

I feel so bad that I do not post frequently enough. I tell myself that I need to do this at least once a week, but time seems to fly by and it's months later without a post.

September was a busy month for us. I took the plunge and became a Girl Scout leader. I had training, unit meetings, parent meetings and our first cookie sales. We had Cookie Caravan, which is essentially a booth set up to sell cookies. It was a full weekend of selling cookies.

In addition to Girl Scouts I spent time running Samantha to the ER and orthopedic doctor. She fell at school and broke her right wrist. The damn monkey bars struck again. Jordan fell off the monkey bars in 1st grade, but he broke his arm closer to the elbow and it was a bad break. Samantha's was a minor break in the wrist. One of the teachers who witnessed it said that she fell with all of her weight on that arm. It happened at her last recess that occurs just prior to dismissal time. I was not able to get her into the orthopedic that afternoon so we took her to the ER to get her x-rayed. Prior to our ER visit I made an appointment with the doctor for the following morning to get her cast. I just knew that the arm was broken. She goes back on the 26th to get an x-ray and hopefully get the cast off.

This weekend we finally we able to go camping again and the kids had a great time. The campground had their trick-or-treating night on Saturday. The girls sure made a haul. I have my large Tupperware bowl FULL of candy. They will be getting alot more too, I'm sure when we go trick-or-treating around town on Sunday night. We trick-or-treat on the evening before Halloween because there is a big parade in a neighboring city on Halloween night.

There is the condensed version of what has been happening. Hopefully I will be able to update more frequently in the coming months.