Abe was out of town for half of last week and returned late Friday night. Friday was a little stressful because we had a two doctor appointments, and the second one lasted two hours. During that appointment, the doctor diagnosed Mary as far-sighted and cross-eyed, and she will have to wear glasses until middle school–at least. Also, because I didn’t take her in the first week that I noticed her cross eyes (instead I waited five months), the issue has become a whole lot worse. I felt so terrible and guilty that I didn’t take her in sooner, and I am praying the situation can resolve. I would feel terrible if she ended up permanently cross-eyed just because I was neglectful and didn’t take her in to the doctor right away.
The high point of Friday, other than having Abe return home, was our trip to the nail salon. I had the girls’ nails painted for Halloween to match their costumes. Sadly, Mary’s nails all came off before Halloween, but they were sure cute for the first couple hours they stayed on…
The girls treated the visit to the nail salon as a very solemn occasion. Neither of them cracked a single smile until specifically prompted. I think they enjoyed it though because they have both asked to go again.
I was so happy when Abe got home, although you would never know it because the first thing I did was demand that he check my hair for lice. With him gone I wasn’t able to do my full lice prevention routine. Also, I spent the entire day trying to squeeze in a shower, and finally at 7pm I gave up and went to bed with all the kids in bed with me. Abe’s presence makes it so much easier for me to act like a responsible adult and do responsible things like shower.
Halloween! Yay! My favorite holiday! It was a beautiful day here in Orem, and we took the day at a relaxed pace. Everyone bathed or showered in the morning, and then we did some errands before nap time. After naps we carved pumpkins, did more errands, ate dinner, and trick-or-treated. I guess we live in one of the busiest trick-or-treating neighborhoods in Orem. One of the youth told me tonight that people drive from far away to trick-or-treat here. Abe and I had no idea it would be so busy, and so we actually ran out of treats at the end. Oops!
But we had so much fun trick or treating with our kids. I joined Abe and the girls until it got cold enough to worry about Ammon. When I got home, I was so busy answering the door every five seconds that I barely had time to dump more candy in our bucket or take care of Ammon. Finally I just put the bin on the porch, closed the blinds, and hid from the hordes of trick-or-treaters for the next hour. Normally I love the interactions of Halloween, but this year I just needed to take care of my baby.
Our shark post-bath.
On our way to Michael’s to pick out prizes for the girls for being so good while Abe was away.
Bazi is a great porch adornment.