My friend and her husband got the opportunity to go on a fun work trip and she paid us to watch her children so that she could go. It was an adjustment, but lots of fun. I found myself counting A LOT to make sure that I knew where they all were. Luckily she let us use her house for most of the time so that her children would feel more comfortable. This made things a lot easier. We had so many fun memories. The kids really slept well for us, which was great.
|Some of them crashed preschool. They were good students.|
The biggest challenge was Halloween. Bad weather resulted in the dates of trick-or-treating being moved behind a day. That meant that I had three extras for the trick-or-treating. Luckily we had two awesome high-schoolers who came with us to help. I was pretty proud of myself for managing the chaos and getting all of these cuties out of the door.
I asked her if I could make a "cute" bat costume and she said no. She wanted only black, because bats are black. Somehow I managed to talk her into purple with sparkly glitter. Phew. I found instructions on how to make the wings on this website and then I just adjusted them to how I wanted them. She absolutely loves them. She wears them all of the time. She "flies," jumps, screeches, runs, hangs upside down, etc. So much fun!
That night we got babysitters for all of the kids (we are so lucky to have such patient and wonderful babysitters) and went to a Scott McCreery show. I had never heard of him before, but really enjoyed his music. The crowd was probably more subdued than he is used to, but there were some die hard fans there. At one point he was reaching over the stage and signing people's arms.
|I couldn't pass up this photo opportunity.|
|The haul from trick-or-treating.|
|I absolutely love this picture. Benjamin is a sweetie.|
|They cuddle more than Benjamin likes.|