If you see me speeding towards the beach around this time please get out of my way as I am trying to see the sunset! At least this is what I was doing last Friday night. Ava says-Mom, I thought we were going to Walmart for my costume? Yes Ava, right after we see the sunset. Give me like 10 minutes.
While Olivia went to the Monster Bash with friends I took Ava out to get her costume. Last minute kept her options down but she got a cool Grim reaper with glow eyes-Spooky!!
Saturday my goal was to try to get this bike rack properly attached to the car and a solution for the missing straps. Ryan at the Bike Zone was the MAN! He explained how to pt it on the car and I happily found out that I wasn't really missing any parts to do that. Then he hooked me up with some bike tube and explained how to tie down the bikes using those. No expensive parts needed.
After visiting the MSPCA to see a mini twin of Lilly, play with the cats and check out the bunnies we headed to this sweet place. In the back room is an old fashioned penny candy area with all the old school favorites and toys like when I was a kid. Across the street, tucked down in a bowl was a very nice playground when we laughed our butts off playing teether-ball.
Once home we changed up and headed to Ava's Trunk or Treat. Games needed to be played in order to get the treat and this one was the toughest. Drop a clothes pin into a juice bottle. Ava got 3 out of 10!
Full costume and her friend Kylie. I bought some raffle tickets and won a nice Falmouth Clippers sweatshirt for Olivia and a complete box set of all the Harry Potter books. Squeee! I tucked those away for a Christmas present.
Once we were home a fire and a s'more.
The night ended with crackling fire, some coloring and then a game of Frozen Trouble.
I type all of this because I am losing the grip on the food again and I was feeling ok with it. I am happy and enjoying my kids and my life and I want to let it go for now. I posted as much to my support group and did not receive a good response. It dragged me down and still is a little. I want to not lose track of the fun we had.
I have been thinking about their comments and my response though.
It needs to be processed.