Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A Fun and Busy Day!

What a blessed day I had today! My husband actually had the day off for the first time in over a month! He has been using his days off from the Olive Garden to help my brother and West Coast Construction. They are almost finished with a huge, gorgeous expansion for West Gate Baptist Church and Florida Baptist College here in Tampa. I'd like to invite you to go visit their websites. http://www.westgateministries.org My hubby wanted to be with Shane and I today as we planned on having a big night! He and Shane had fun carving pumpkins out on the back patio this morning, I cleaned the house, then off to Walmart around 5pm for their parade of costumes and in-store trick or treating! I picked up a little more candy to hand out at home. We don't really 'celebrate' halloween by attending parties and such, but each year we look forward to the haul of goodies we bring in from trick or treating and we enjoy handing out gospel tracts with yummy candies to the ghosts and goblins who ring our doorbell! Shane dressed up as a soldier tonight. He wore his camouflage pants, t-shirt, hat, and painted his face as well. Even his bag was camouflage! I will post photos of him soon. First, Agustin took him out house to house while I stayed home and passed out candy and trinkets. Then Agustin came and relieved me for awhile. There was a really spooky house down the street that Shane was just dying for me to see! We came home, ordered pizza and a coke, then pigged out. Later, I loved seeing him spill everything out on the family room floor and organize it into piles. I called him King Midas. "Mom, can you believe we have 34 lollipops!" My heart smiled. I was here at my computer reading family member's blogs, and he would come in periodically to update me about his booty! He then put everything back into his bag, then brought it to me to estimate the weight. These days, he is estimating everything. We had a math lesson recently involving making estimations. On the way home from Walmart tonight he had me see how many times I could say "I would like to light it" within one minute. He had been telling me he wanted to light the candles inside the jack-o-lanterns when we got home. I was able to say it 78 times in one minute. Yea Me!!! To end the day, Shane just came in and scared me to death with guess what? Two big rubber tarantulas! I love this kid!

4 comments:

Jackie said...

Love the post! Sounds like a great homeschooling day, what with all the estimates, and counting how many times you could "I would like to light it!" It made me chuckle! Love you!

M.J. said...

78 times on one minute?!?!? Good for you! I think my tongue would be tied after maybe 2 or 3 times!! I am glad you had a fun night with your family!

Jungle Mom said...

My children have been known to scare me with REAL tarantulas!!

Teresa said...

Oh Pam, this sounds like the ideal day. I remember when Kristin used to dump her loot out, pick out her favorite things (gummy stuff usually), and I'd just get all excited because she would give me what she didn't like that much and it was always the chocolate, hee, hee.....paying for it now though. As Jackie said, "Remember when...".