The week before Halloween, Shane and I invited Rowan and Isaiah over for a slumber party. We had so much fun with Ro during her first sleepover and when we had both the kids over the summer so we were excited to have them again.
After a busy work week with two business trips, I drove to pick the kids up on Saturday morning. I met my brother at Rowan's karate class. I watched her earn her orange belt and recite her Bible verse. She did a great job, and I know she felt really proud! Luckily, she was not as shy as her ballet recital.
My brother did a great job making sure she was disciplined and didn't get too goofy before her class.
He practiced her moves and her Bible verse with her. Years from now when Rowan reads this post, I want her to know how incredibly proud her parents were. David was BEAMING. At one point he grabbed my leg with a HUGE smile and exclaimed how proud he was. It was really sweet!
We took a group picture before heading back to Acworth. David was so excited to go home and take a nap!
When we got back to the house, Shane made lunch while I got the kids all unpacked. After lunch, we went for a walk in the neighborhood with the dogs. The kids love the dogs!
After we put on our costumes, we were ready to go to Owl-O-Ween at KSU.
Rowan LOVED the people on the stilts.
After a few hours, this cowboy was pretty exhausted.
We had a lot of fun just because we loved watching the kids play and have fun!
^^ Look at her adorable expression! This was probably the last time I could hold her on my shoulders. She is getting so big!
She thought it was so funny to wear "Mister Uncle Shane's" hat. She kept calling him "Mr. Shane" until I explained she could call him Uncle Shane just like she called me Aunt C, so then she called him Mister Uncle Shane.
Both kids loved the bouncy slides. They tried about 5 or 6 different ones before going back to their favorite.
^^ Pure joy!
Rowan loved that we were matching, and so did I!
They also liked riding the big bus. It was the college bus (which is set up different than Isaiah's school bus) so they thought it was cool.
Being goofy... as always!
Rowan started off with this mask, but when she saw my headband she decided she wanted one, too!. I painted Isaiah's face, but he peeled it all off as soon as it dried! Haha!
That night, the kids were worn out. Isaiah fell asleep on the couch while Rowan laid on the floor cuddling with the dogs. They slept until about 7:00 a.m.!
The next morning, I let Shane sleep in while we cleaned up the house, watched TV, packed up the kids things and played outside.
Before we drove the kids back home, I had them each write a thank you letter to a deployed soldier.
^^ Rowan pretended that Rocky was sick, and she was his doctor.
"I LOVE AUNT C <3 AND UNCLE SHANE
Cuddle time with her favorite doggies!
Rowan used to make this same expression when she was a toddler. Ugh... I can't believe she is about to be 5 years old :(
On Halloween, my work had a costume party. Kids and pets were invited! I brought Polly, but elected to leave Rocky at home.
Polly did not like the elevator or the strange people in masks trying to pet her. Poor thing!
She preferred to lay under my desk just like this.
Later that night, Shane and I went to the tennis courts to see the kid's costume parade just like we did Halloween 2013. We went to a neighbor's haunted porch and handed out candy before going to eat chili and drink with some other neighbors. It was a lot of fun!
Bryson has grown so much since last year!
We had a great Halloween, and now we are ready for Thanksgiving! We leave EARLY tomorrow morning to head to Kansas to visit my family! Next post will be all about sister time and Makenzie :)