Compared to Wednesday our Thursday was a veritable walk in the park. Or Halloween walk down the block as it were…
We started out a bit later than normal. Neither of the girls was up until well after 8. Guess we were all exhausted from the day before.
So instead of rushing around and getting dressed all of us stayed in our jammies and went downstairs for some cartoons and cereal and applesauce. Izzie Bizzie loves applesauce.
Somehow Cedella managed to sneak the iPad out from it’s hiding place so she could watch Diego while I was watching the Today show.
And somehow Izzie managed to crawl around the ottoman across the room to the piano. Cause she LOVES that little red piano.
Around 11 she finally went down for a nap, Daniel Tiger was on PBS and I worked on our Halloween costumes again because they had to be done for that evening’s Great Pumpkin Walk in East Lansing.
Me and my Singer. So glad I busted out my sewing machine, it’s just like riding a bike. And now I’m inspired to make all manner of Pinterest projects and adorable children’s clothes. Look out Etsy…here I come!
After a really chilled out morning it was finally time to put on a bra because we had company coming over to cook us lunch. What a treat, huh?
My dear friend Lucy and her mother Kathy stopped by with arm loads of groceries to make a hearty home-cooked lunch for all of us girls.
Kathy was in town visiting from Arizona and we’ve never met so it was lovely to spend the day with her. Izzie took a special shine to her because Kathy kept giving her delicious carrots to eat. She loved her carrots so much she fell right asleep when she was full. In her highchair.
And because like most mothers and daughters they don’t have very many pictures together I took a few of them in front of the fire maple in our yard. Aren’t they the cutest?
Lucy and I even managed to talk Kathy into taking a picture of us. I love that girl
By the time the left we had a scant 40 minutes to get ready for the Great Pumpkin walk and a date night for me and Michael:
1. Finish sewing the costumes.
2. Pack Cedella’s overnight bag.
3. Pack Izzie’s jammies, diapers, bottles and milk.
4. Pack shoes, makeup, purse and accessories for me.
5. Take stroller out of the car in exchange for the wagon.
6. Find Halloween candy buckets.
7. Get everything in the car.
Somehow I managed to get it all done in about 50 minutes. And I finally got in the car realizing I wasn’t going to be too late and pulled down the street only to realize I had forgotten the bottles and milk at the house. DATE NIGHT FAIL.
After consulting Michael we decided that if we needed to we’d go back for the milk later that night.
As we arrived at Spartan Spirits to unload the car all our friends were there too. Gotta love seeing all your grown friends and their babies all dressed up and into the Halloween spirit. Well, most of them anyways. Why is it that Dad’s are so immune to the Halloween spirit? Boring…
And then it happened. Cedella and Anna saw each other. And I thought Cedella might die. Anna dressed as Kermit the Frog (with a super sweet homemade costume thanks to her Meema. Nice work Janet!!) which is only Ella’s favorite Muppet ever! They were so stinking cute. As usual.
Then we got our Great Pumpkin Walk on. It’s one of my favorite family events of the year, if not for the people watching and general silliness but because we always run into a bunch of people we know and it’s a great time to socialize.
Here’s me and Leslie and our brood on MAC walking towards the MSU Greek society’s Safe Halloween party. And yes, that’s a Mama Juice in my hand. When in Rome, right? How cute are the girls holding hands?
So Cedella is obviously a Chicken. But who can guess what my costume is?
All the sororities and frats have tables in front of their houses with candy or drinks or cookies or facepainting. And there’s a dozen bounce houses, a super loud DJ spinning Michael Jackson and (for the Dads) hundreds of scantily clad co-eds. And crowds.
We even got to pet a police horse named Red.
It was literally 70 degrees and I was wearing Isora AND fifteen layers of polar fleece but it was still a blast!
Cedella found a new passion for Sour Patch Kids. Her face cracks me up.
And Michael, good sport that he is, dressed as a farmer and pulled the wagon most of the night. Thanks Handsome
Anna and Ella got adventurous in the bounce houses.
And Andy Warhol Jr. borrowed Farmer Eyebrowz hat for a while.
How cute are these costumes?
After the Pumpkin Walk fun we headed over to Georgio’s pizza and literally ran into everyone we know. It was awesome seeing Kelle and the Vicknair kiddos. Addi, Evan and Junebug always have the coolest homemade costumes. Bravo to Kelle for their awesomeness every year.
And Anna finally got some facetime with her newest obsession…Isora. She loves our baby so much. It’s adorable.
And Leslie and I got a picture, much like last year’s, with one major difference. Now both of our peanuts are on the outside. Her little Amelia was sleeping the whole time so it was hard to remember that she was there. But her little Joey kangaroo hat? Priceless.
After pizza we brought the girls over to Teta and Jiddo’s house so that Michael and I could go out for a friend’s birthday.
We rushed over to Beggar’s Banquet and got there just in time to meet some new friends and enjoy a few excellent beers. They even had my fall favorite Southern Tier’s Pumking and I just about died and went to heaven…
My sassy date night outfit…
Me and my Handsome…
Around 11:30 we started to make our way to the door but it was clear that some rides home were going to be necessary. For our friends folks, not for us. So Michael agreed to take the Birthday Boy home and I went to pick up Isora from her grandparents house.
After some shenanigans we realized that the keys to Michael’s car were in my car, so I had to double back to the store to drop them off. After doing a bit of mothering for our sick friend I got back in the car, stopped at BK on the way home, put the baby back to sleep and called it a night.
It was fun getting out, and considering how great both girls were, we will be doing it again very very soon. So thankful for my inlaws living so close and being so incredible with the girls.
That was our Thursday. And that was a slow day. WHEW. I’m tired just writing it all done.
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