The morning dawned brisk and cool. The girls and I got up and got ready and went to visit our friend, Kira for a little bit. Afterwards, we came home and had some lunch, I filled out my absentee ballot (...and not a moment too soon! Five minutes after I set it out on our mailbox, the postman picked it up...an hour sooner than he normally picks up/drops off mail!).
Oh, happy day! We got a letter from Cameron!!! (Thank you, Mr. Postman...you're my new best friend!!!) There was a letter for me, a drawing for Alegria, and a drawing for Odette!!! There was NO WAY anything could put a damper on our day now!!! :)
Our friend, Emmy showed up a few minutes later with a yummy loaf of pumpkin bread for us!!! YUMMY!!! Wow...what an absolutely great day so far!!! :) She stayed and visited for a little bit...always fun!!! :)
At 1, we all left. Emmy went on her way and Odette and I took Alegria to school. Then Odette and I came home for naps. Did I mention yet how great of a day this has been...?! :)
At 3:30, Odette and I went and got Alegria from school, then we filled the Jeep up with gas, and we headed over to the mall. I had a Victoria's Secret coupon that expired today...and I did NOT want to miss out!!! :) We got to Vicki's, I made a purchase and used my coupon *angel choruses singing---enter here!* and we came back home. :)
The girls and I had dinner and then we all got dressed up!!! Even though Alegria had jumped back and forth between wanting to be a doctor, a witch, a cat, or a princess, she finally decided on her very first choice...Doc McStuffins! And Odette chose to be Nurse Hallie, Doc McStuffin's assistant, rather than a cat or a cowgirl. :) I dressed up as a bunny. :) Yes, I even had a tail!!! :)
With their pumpkins...ready to go trick-or-treating!!!
As soon as we stepped out the door, Odette came almost face-to-face with a scary goblin...and started screaming and wanting to go back in the house! Hahaha! I had to chase her down and pick her up and start walking with her in my arms to calm her down. After a few minutes, she was ready to venture on her own, following in her big sister's footsteps:
After an hour and twenty minutes and having zig-zagged our way down four blocks of houses, Alegria FINALLY said that her feet were hurting. By then I'd already been carrying Odette AND both of their pumpkins for a while and I was tired, too, AND we'd trick-or-treated at every house we'd come to, so we called it a night and came home. It was only 7:33 and there was still candy in the two bins I'd set out on our front porch, so I left them out there for any late trick-or-treaters and the girls and I relaxed, had some candy, and watched a Halloween cartoon called, "Spookley the Square Pumpkin."
Then it was into pajamas, brushing teeth, and counting down another day til Daddy comes home for good! :)
We sure missed Daddy this Halloween...but we love him and are thinking of him and know he's thinking of us...and having gotten a letter from him today...well...it was just as perfect as it could be without him actually being here!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!!! We hope it was a safe and happy day for all!!!
Good night!!! :)