On Friday, Hers Truly went up to visit the grandparents, thanks to my sister. She had a good time visiting, and mom bought her some Matchbox airplanes. This delighted Hers Truly to no end.
On Saturday, Vanessa and clan came down to visit us. Much good visiting happened, along with much distress as the boys played with Joy's airplane. We also had a rather dramatic incident after we left our local park: Hers Truly had a full-blown, stamping feet, hysterical fit because she did not want to leave the park. That took a long time to wind out of. In the end, I walked her back, let her look at the fire hydrant, then let her wade through each pile of leaves.
I took an opportunity to upgrade Ubuntu during naptime. At first, the upgrade seemed flawless. Then, the sound was out and video playback was weird. The video playback turned out to be a bad hue setting, which I can't keep fixed, and the sound had something to do with a setting not being updated during upgrade.
I carved a pumpkin into an airplane. (Photos not yet uploaded.) Hers Truly was absolutely delighted with it, immediately putting her toy people into the plane, then asking that I turn the other pumpkin into a plane, and turning the persimmons into little planes.
Trick-or-treat went well. Hers Truly wasn't too thrilled at first, but once she got that people were GIVING HER CANDY, she was ALL IN. This year, I could fool her and tell her that we had been to all the houses, by which time she had already eaten every lollypop out of her bucket. Meanwhile, the cat followed us for half the trip. He would hide when we went to a door, then came back and escorted us more.
Hers Truly wore her fairy costume that Jen made back in the spring.
On Sunday, I hauled shed stuff to the dump. Yay. I also noted that I had some new paint peeling on the shed, so the shed needs more repair. Boo. Maybe I'll get a dry weekend to work on it?
On Sunday night, we forgot dinner over at Liz and Phil's, so we hauled out and went over there where they served us very nicely. Unfortunately, we then had a potty emergency, so I took Hers Truly home. We then had bath, and she watched Bang Bang Bang about ten times. ("Bing Bang (Time to Dance)" from Lazytown.)
To continue this week's whirlwind, Jenny's dad is in town today, so we'll have dinner with him.
Hopefully we settled back down on our evening routines. That would be nice.