After 100 consecutive days of running, I haven't run in 6 days. It pains me to have such a huge gap, but I have been sick, yo. I'm healin', though, bit by bit. Right now, I'm feeling better but my congestion is awful, I have no voice, my ears are plugged, and I have a cough that sounds like I've been smoking for 20 years. Not sure when I'll be completely healed or when I'll try for a run, so I figured I'd go ahead and fill the silence with fun pics of the kids. Who doesn't like that?
You'd never figure that I've been sick by all the activities we've been up to lately (which is maybe why it's so tough for a mom to get over being sick); it's been lots of fall festivities!
This past weekend, we made a pilgrimage to the pumpkin patch.
Here's Norah selecting a pumpkin; she pretty much wanted to take all of them home:
Caleb thought the pumpkins were cool too:
Here's the whole fam damily on the tractor ride; if Caleb weren't giving the camera the stink eye, I'd blow this up to an 8 X 10 and frame it since it has to be the first pic of all 4 of us where we're all looking at the camera:
Caleb being used as a periscope in the corn maze:
Norah and Caleb doing their best to pose for one of the many pictures I'm always demanding of them. They did a decent job: Caleb is smiling, Norah was willing to put an arm around him, and wave: One day I'll have these monkeys fully trained!
Aside from the pumpkin patch, we've been getting in the Halloween mood with some crafts. Here are the kids sporting their spider hats:
And here are some pumpkins they glued faces on; Norah's cracks me up. It looks so menacing, which is the effect of turning both the smile and the eyebrows upside down. Not sure if she intentionally wanted this effect or not:
And here's how Caleb markers his witch's mask:
Which shouldn't surprise us since this is how I find him all too often:
Sidenote to the above: The pictured deodorant later went missing and has yet to be found. Our home is a blackhole where items simply disappear. I assume the deodorant went where the lid to the mayo jar did. Yes, we are missing the lid to our mayo. That's our house.