We had a wonderful visit from Nana weekend before last. We all went to the Fall Fest at Parker and watched about 50 kids line up to dunk Dr. Houlihan. He said the water in the dunking booth was pretty chilly. Even our friend Kim and her sister Maash came with us! My kids had fun in the blow up slide, eating hotdogs, and just running around and watching the band play. Hayden got a cat painted on his face too. Sunday night we trick or treated with both Nana and Nannie. Then we handed out candy to some rambunctious elementary schoolers who wanted candy from the famous Dr. H.
Drew took care of the kids two weeks ago while I went on a jaunt to Dallas to see babies, friends, and family. The kids are always so good for Drew, it is amazing. Last weekend, Drew and I went to Waco for Homecoming and my mom babysat the kids, which was wonderful. We had fun seeing friends in Waco and it was nice to get away for a bit. This weekend is Fall Fest at Parker and Nana is coming in for the festivities! We will have a full weekend with that plus tons of kids trick-or-treating at Dr. Houlihan's house. We bought plenty of Smarties for the little smarties from Parker.
I signed the kids up for open gym at gymnastics this past Saturday. I went into it thinking (thanks to the lady at the front desk) that it was coach-led and I could sit in the parent area and tap away on my phone or whatever for an hour like the other moms do during regular gymnastics when I am chasing Hadley around like a lunatic. So I didn't wear "gymnastics clothes". Of course it was just free time in the gym and the mommies had to be the coaches of their own child, or in my case crazed children. The very reason Hadley is not currently in gymnastics is because the two year old class is Mommy and Me.
Anyway, despite my attitude, H&H and I had a grand time in gymnastics and Hadley LOVED being a big kid like Hayden and had no fear. The other parents were afraid for her I think. She got up on the waist high beam and tip-toed across, no fear. She did a skin the cat on the bars, swung on the rings, climbed across the parallel bars on all fours (Bear Climb), climbed the climbing wall, swung on the trapeze and the rope swing, and did everything else Hayden could do. She is going to be unhappy tonight at regular gymnastics when she is stuck in the waiting room with me while I entertain her and the gaggle of children that hang out with us because they are bored silly and their moms are tap tapping on the phones/iPads. Next year Hadley! There is always ballet and tap, which she loves and is thankfully not mommy-led.
Hayden: I am cold and you are not cold.
Hadley: No I am warm and you are not cold.
And on and on. Here is another one:
Hadley: You are a stinker.
Hayden: You are an ear.
They have also been busy reading books. Apparently I have been reading the same ones over and over and they have them memorized, so they take turns reading Blue Hat, Green Hat, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and The Best Mouse Cookie aloud to each other.
Tomorrow we have Tempo music class at Parker. We are getting better at behaving during the music class. We especially would like to act nice since it is Daddy's school and all!
Finally it has cooled off a little bit outside, so we have been spending our afternoons in the driveway riding bikes with the neighbors, playing hopscotch (just like Max and Ruby), and playing in the backyard.
Drew had open house at Parker last night, and it was a big success. Our street was jammed with cars and the kids and I watched the parade of families into Parker. We even had someone park in front of the fire hydrant in our yard--no fear!