Tuesday, October 26, 2010

How I Spent My Monday


On Monday, I took the day off to spend time with the kids, since Miss. E. was on fall break. I kept Little Man home from daycare as well so we could enjoy the day together. No, I didn't have a fantastic day at the museum or zoo planned. Well, I wanted to try the zoo, but it finally rained after weeks of drought - of course - so we took to a trip to the grocery, visited my mom and then took Mom to her physical therapy appointment. The kids really enjoyed this part because it involved a visit to the hospital gift shop for a treat. Mom is making amazing progress. Her therapist is working to transition her from a walker to a cane. To think where she was in late May to now is a true miracle.

Anyhoo, after my kids wreaked havoc at the physical therapy gym (don't get my son around those giant exercise balls - you're only asking for trouble), we headed home to get Miss E. dressed for her class's Halloween party. It was supposed take place at one of the parent's homes, but given that it rained (again, seriously, of all the days that it finally rains) they moved it to one of the fire houses. So, we took Dorothy and her ruby slippers to the party. As you can see from the photo above, it's late October, yet my kids are still wearing summer clothes. Today it's a warm, stormy day. Batten down the hatches, folks.

We then returned home and met some more of our new neighbors who stopped by to drop off Halloween cookies. They seem very nice and I look forward to talking with them at our other neighbors' Halloween party on Saturday. 

By the way, notice the doors in the photo? Yep, we did away with the yellow doors. Yes, they were cheerful, but not quite the color we wanted. Now we have the traditional black and I'm quite happy with the change. And those white things around the door are skeleton lights - they're actually pretty cool at night, but during the day, it's an odd look to say the least. :)

Happy Tuesday, folks. Hope you have a good one!

10 comments:

sara said...

LOVE the black doors! Glad you all had a nice day - isn't this weather absolutely bizarre?

Lily Lemontree said...

Oh, I love the door! I know I am repeating myself here but your little ones are just the cutest! Dorothy looks very sweet!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Love, love the black door. The children are just darling. Enjoy every moment, because they will be grown before you know it.
Happy Halloween fun.
Teresa

High Heeled Life said...

What a wonderful day!! your entrance looks ready for Harvest and Halloween celenrations!!! Glad to hear your mom is going to transitioning soon to a cane ...I recall those days of learning to walk again... each step is truly a miracle!!! xo HHL

Amy R. said...

Looks like lots of fun! I love that you painted the doors black. Classic:)

Amy R.

James said...

Great look to the front of your house. Of course the children are adorable as always. You're a good mother to take a day for them,this is the sort of thing they will always remember.

The Southern Lady said...

Sometimes playing hooky with the children is a must~so glad you kept your little man home for that day (and know you were, too)! Your sweet girl looks adorable.

Praise be that your mother has made such amazing turnaround. The power of prayer is truly amazing and I couldn't be happier for your entire family.

Love the black doors! Not only are they timeless, they're also time appropriate. Halloween never looked so good. Enjoy your warm Kentucky October!!

Farmchick said...

I actually really like the black door. The kids look great and glad to hear they hung out at home. Sometimes those days are the best.

mise said...

What a lovely timeless photo, and the black doors are very dignified. And I always fall for red shoes.

bevy said...

What a wonderful day... Rain and all. And I love the black door. Never can go wrong with a classic...