The kids got glow in the dark necklaces at trunk or treat! I love those things! I stole them after they fell asleep, hid them in my pajama sleeve, and then surprised Nathan with them after he turned lights out when we finished our prayers!
It was really funny.
Less funny was Thursday morning, when I took Six for a CT Scan, and my head nearly exploded. We are testing her to see if she qualifies for a cochlear implant, and they got me too close to the machine! I knew I couldn’t go in the room, but just being in the waiting room made my head hurt and sound do weird things! It was bizarre! I was very glad to get out of there, for sure.
Six was glad, too, because while visiting a friend in the hospital, the chaplains found us and they gave her a giant balloon!
When Nathan’s sister and her family came over, they brought Nathan’s childhood book of Punnery. I used to like that sister, but it was a necessary rite of passage into the Christensen family. He read puns until he cried laughing!
Today, while I finished work, Alicia’s husband Adam trimmed all our bushes in the backyard! I cried when I saw them, because even if I had time there is no way I am strong enough anymore (yet) to do what he did. I was so grateful!
Nathan and I were so grateful, and it was such a lovely afternoon to spend even just a moment feeling the fresh outside air!
We chose tonight for feeding the missionaries, so that we could make sure they got a good candy supply. I filled their bucket with the candy our kids got at trunk or treat, and we taped a picture of the “gleaning” from Naomi and Ruth on the front to make it more missionary-ish for the sisters.
(Ignore the photobomber!)
Our costume was “Family Circus”, and Nathan was a ringmaster and I was a monkey, Six a zebra, Five a Cheetah, Three a dinosaur, Toddler a Giraffe, and the baby was a mad kitten):
The only thing more fun than five preschoolers just so happens to be five preschoolers fighting for candy.
Good times, this family life.