Here is a sweet picture of Nicky from last week:
Sunday was church and lunch and family movie (tangled...very cute!) and naps and another walk and pumpkin carving. James & Ruby each drew their own faces on pumpkins that Patrick and I carved for them. They both like to draw tiny and intricate faces. of course.
Here was Nicky last night, wondering what the heck is going on:
I couldn't let all of these good times slip by without noting them. James also rode his bike to the library by himself to get a glow stick as Nicky was napping when they started handing them out to the first 100 kids. He asked and brought one home for Ruby, too. awwww.
James also had a big moment on Saturday morning. A couple of weeks ago he signed up for the one mile UFO Days fun run. Then a few days before said he didn't want to do it. The rest of our conversations went something like this:
J: I don't want to do it! Running makes me want to throw up.
S: Then why did you sign up?
J: I don't know. I like to run, too.
S: (insert multiple pep talks here)
S: (broken down. sigh.) Whatever, James, but if you don't do it you owe me the ten bucks I paid when I signed you up. (sick of him saying yes to something then changing mind.)
J: Okay. I will totally give you ten bucks.
8:00am, Saturday morning (day of race)
S: Are you sure you don't want to run?
J: Yeah, I don't want to.
S: You'll feel really good if you just try.
8:45am (race starts at 9:00)
J: If I did run, I would wear these shorts.
S: What do you mean if you did run? Do you want to run?
8:50am (race starts at 9:00, I am still in pajamas)
J: I think I will try it.
S: AAAAAAAAAAH! Get socks on, get keys, where are my pants?????
8:58am (race starts in TWO MINUTES)
S&J: (pull into parking spot and run to starting line)
Away he goes!!
I was so proud of him. And I didn't even mind that everyone saw me with no make up, my glasses on and bed head.
p.s. yesterday turned out to be a good day. after I unloaded here I talked with both my sister and my mother and they both laughed with me and I loved them for it. thanks for listening here, too. xoxo