Last weekend we carved pumpkins before Halloween. I forgot to post these on my last Midweek Randoms post. Oops!
After coffee, we went to soccer. Technically hubby and I coach the team, but thankfully another parent stepped up to assistant coach and so I've taken over the role of Team Manager. I will be thankful when the season is over because it's a lot of responsibility and with Mr. Howard's crazy travel schedule, it's left me in charge by myself. It has been a great experience for Mr. Howard and I think he's realized he definitely has a knack for leading people (young and old!). It's also given him great perspective on what I do for a living and how difficult it is to get little people to listen to you and sit still.
After soccer, I went to a few different stores to see if I could find a shirt for a photoshoot and hubby took the kids to starbucks. They sent me this while I was in the store!
I finally found success at Saks and miraculously was able to get clothes for ALL of us for our Christmas family photoshoot! We even survived an entire hour in the store with all the kids so that we could find everything we needed. We decided on a neutral theme of creams and browns and I hope it'll all come together. We got everything we needed, minus a sweater for the hubs - but we were able to find him something at a different store! I found adorable brown fur boots for Isabella this morning. I'm going to wear brown boots, so we'll match! Here's part of the kids' outfits:
We are awesome shoppers!
It was raining on Sunday and I found the best invention EVER at Costco - a crockpot that has a built-in timer! How did I not know about these? As a working Mama (who leaves the house at 7am and often doesn't come home until 6pm), crockpots are hard for me because I can't put things in there for 11 hours! This invention is amazing because you can set a timer and when the timer is done, it automatically switches to the "warm" setting. GENIUS!
After all our business, we decided to take the kids out for lunch!
With all that traveling for work, we've barely had time to work on our stairs! I joked with my mom that they might be done in July. No, but really, they HAVE to be done by the time I host my work's Christmas party. Two steps down, only 14 more to go. Thankfully the first three stairs are the hardest and the rest should be much simpler, because they are straight. See how the bottom three stairs fan out? That's made them much trickier!
On Monday I got a call that Aiden had a fever and needed to be picked up from pre-school early; I knew this meant that he wouldn't be able to go to school on Tuesday, either - and since hubby was out of town again, I knew this meant I would need to take the day off. I had 462 things to get done the next day and knew I "couldn't" take the day off, but such is life with little people who never get sick when it's convenient. Haha! So, I went ahead and put in for a sub and arranged to go into work early to write lesson plans. My day started at 5am with two congested kids in my bed.
Today I took the kids to the doctor's office for their well visit checks! They went well! The twins are still underweight, but I am not worried about this - as they've pretty much always been on the low end of the percentile since they were born! Other than that and Aiden's congestion, they looked healthy. They are going to have us go see a Urologist for the twins' kidneys, since it's been a few years since their kidneys (and Isabella's ureter) have been looked at!