First off was the school's fall festival. It was great! tons of games, food, and even a pumpkin patch! it was the day before mack was born- and a perfect family activity.
this past week I have felt SO MUCH BETTER. I can't believe that I was so miserable last week and in such intense pain. And then this week- I'm a million times better. like a new person. our bodies are pretty miraculous and amazing, sealing up spinal dura holes by themselves!?!
after spending a full week cooped up inside my house- lying flat on the floor-I HAD to get out this week. and luckily- there was lots to get done!
here he is with his friend comparing lunches.
I've also been able to get out of the house every day this week and go walking. I'll be running soon :)
And this kid has been a FABULOUS baby so far. During my walks- he just sleeps. I know he's still a super sleepy newborn- but I'm pretty sure he's going to be a great baby. Metta was already showing signs of naughtiness by this point. lots of crying and nighttime fussing.
Mack is pretty typical- waking up every 3 hours to feed- but he doesn't fuss - and he goes back to sleep. I'm hoping for a full nights sleep in a few weeks :)
this week the boys also had a jog-a-thon at school. It's a fundraiser where they get pledges for running laps. I made a deal with them that if they ran the most laps in their class I'd pay them a dollar per lap. Each lap was 1/4 of a mile. Ike predicted he'd run 8 laps. Zeb predicted he'd do 12.
metta and mack and I went out to do a couple of laps with them and cheer them on. Metta ran an ENTIRE mile by herself. 1/2 of the mile she ran shoeless! she was passing up all of the walkers and kids who gave up early! I was really impressed.
but ike. Oh my goodness. he is OBSESSED with money. he collects it. carries it in his pockets constantly. steals it if we leave it out. really- he LOVES it. and I should have known that offering a financial incentive to beat his classmates would have given him PLENTY of motivation. He ran 27 LAPS!! over SIX miles. every time he ran by - people commented! "who is that little kid?" "how many laps has he done?!?" "he is STILL running!!". he beat ALL of the kindergarten through second grade classes! when all was said and done- he told every member of his class: "I get TWENTY SEVEN BUCKS!!!!" he was so so excited.
He also got a new helmet with kent this week. He's pretty excited about it, too.
On the actual day of halloween- we partied ALL day long.
The kiddos were out of school- so we visited kent at lunch for a work party! he really does work with the greatest people. We are so lucky that the other pediatricians are so fabulous and they all get along so well and work so hard. This place really is the perfect fit for us in every way.
they all dressed up as nerds.
Ike was refusing to wear a costume entirely - but I lucked out with this BYU football uniform. I'd borrowed for a college themed officer spouses club night this month. He finally relented and said he'd be a football player. He's such a turkey. Zeb stuck to the original plan and was a ninja :)
we had fun trick or treating with all of our neighbors who also happen to be in the med group.
Zeb and Ike LOVE testing each other's vision at Kent's office.
I took mack, metta, and zeb home after about an hour out and about. Ike and kent decided to stay out and get more candy. it didn't surprise me.