Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Shenanigans

So, on Thursday I found out why I have not felt 100% for the last three months. I thought I had allergies (which very well may have started the whole thing) that just wouldn't go away. I would feel OK for a week or two then I would be sick for three or four days. It was congestion like I have never felt before! A day or two in bed, lots of decongestant and a grumpy attitude followed by a week or two of feeling OK. I never had a fever and everyone else stayed healthy so I figured it wasn't anything serious. After a while I just got sick and tired of being sick and tired!!! Last week it got to the point where I wanted to take the drill to my head to release the pressure. I guess that's my breaking point because I finally called the doctor and made an appointment. The doctor told me that I have probably been harboring a sinus infection for the last few months. I had never had a sinus infection before so I didn't know that's what it felt like. I started antibiotics immediately! Now, four days later, I am finally feeling like my old self again. I just wish I could have been better for one of my favorite weeks of the year. I had a hard time getting into Halloween this year but did my best for the sake of the boys.
Here are a few things that happened this festive week...
The Saturday before, there was a Halloween Dance at the high school. Austin dressed up as Ang, the Avatar. He wanted me to shave his head. I convinced him that the bald cap would have to do. Kyle didn't plan ahead so he borrowed Austin's karate thing (I can't remember the name) and wore that. He would only wear it if I made him a black belt, so of course, I did.

Monday night we carved pumpkins for our Family Night. The boys are scooping our the pumpkin innards while I separate the goo from the seeds (My favorite part!) Later, I roasted them and ate them. Yummy!

While the boys carved, Jim read us the parable of the mustard seed. We talked about the different things the mustard seed has been compared to. Hopefully they understood.

This is Josh's pumpkin finished and lit. He was done first so his got the picture taken. Kyle never finished his!

On Tuesday, the boys went to their Combined YM/YW activity. About two hours before they informed me there was a cake decorating contest. That was the first day i started feeling really sick so we did something really easy. Six mini bunt cakes were put together to make three mini pumpkins. I made butter cream frosting and let them decorate them as Jack-o-Lanterns.

I started feeling better on Saturday so I needed to finish making treats to hand out to the little Trick-or-Treaters. I always make homemade suckers. It's pretty easy and, believe it or not, way cheaper than buying store bought candy. It just takes some planning.

Here I am pouring out some of the peach flavored suckers. I also make root beer flavored bats and black cats.

It was a fun week. I am glad to be feeling better. I wish I could have been feeling more festive but I think things went OK anyway. Now on to my second favorite holiday...Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Joann said...

Just catching up on blogs. You guys have been busy! It makes me sad a lot that we are not as close as we used to be. Anyway, have fun in St. George this week! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!