Today, I was toting E's backpack full of normal things, plus jackets, a small pumpkin, and 12 Halloween cupcakes. E was very put out that I wouldn't carry him as well and refused to join in the photo. M and I proceeded to open the door and head in without him and he managed to catch up and walk to class :)
Brent was the one who convinced me to take Friday off to recuperate. Our original plan was for him to join me for the day and to spend it together. His work schedule sadly didn't work out that way so we settled for brunch.
We had a lovely brunch at Kitchen 324 downtown. We gazed out the windows and pondered who was in costume versus everyday clothes. (It isn't always obvious). Mostly we just caught up and were together. He headed back to a research lunch and afternoon zoology lab.
I headed over to the Myriad Gardens. Remember how much I like Pumpkinville? Well, one great part is at the end members can take all the pumpkins they want for free!! I love pumpkins as outdoor decore and would love to have many many in our flowerbeds, but never want to pay for that many. Last year, I was sad I couldn't take advantage of this offer, but this year, I loaded up the stroller and took 15 pumpkins of various sizes home with me!
Requisite selfie - I had ideas that I would spend the day getting a massage or pedicure or napping or something. I really spent most of it driving all around OKC, but it was still a great idea. (Notice the empty seats behind me--see, I had alone time!)
B and I have a tradition where once I month I bring him lunch and we hang out at school. I realized late the night before that we hadn't done it in October. So, I stopped at Sonic along the way and he had hot lunch (as he was already picking that up when I arrived and there was Halloween ice cream!) He also had Sonic. This was fun and good to catch up, but the sad part to me was that little boy you see in the background sitting alone. He is alone because he has a peanut allergy and can't sit with the other kids. As the parent of a kid with a peanut allergy this broke my heart completely as this could be E in a few years. B says he eats with him most days, but sadly notes he won't be able to do that for E as they won't share a lunch period. (Sob).
We walked back to class and arrived first for some super hero posing!
This is where the "thing just for me" part finally comes in. I had a little time before E's Halloween party so I drove slowly to my local scrapbooking store, Paper Crown. I arrived just in time as they closed at 2pm for Halloween. I only had maybe 15 minutes before I needed to drive back to the party, but quickly looked around, found some goodies to inspire my crafting, and held the shopkeeper's baby while she rang me up. It was fun, beautiful, and delightfully Oklahoma.
Sugar is beginning to kick in and they are ready to hit the road!
Brent and I sipped our drinks, talked, and headed back to scrapbooking/video games with Gavin.
We fell into bed in a strangely cool house with hopes that our children might sleep in.
That's it for Halloween, but you can find prior days here: