The weather has just been gorgeous today, I love these days when it’s not too hot and not too cold — just right!
I went to the kid’s sale this morning — I’ve never been to this one (it happens twice a year) so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was packed! I didn’t look at clothes much since I’ve managed to stock the kids up for winter pretty well already through various garage sales and a trip to the second hand kids store. I was hoping to find a nice winter coat for Alex but they either didn’t have them or they were long gone by the time I wrangled my way through the crowds to that section! However, I did have some good luck. The first thing I saw when I walked in the room (a school gym) was a rack of Halloween costumes and right there looking out at me — a horse! Alex has been asking for a horse costume for next Halloween (she plans ahead my girl!) but there are not a lot of horse costumes out there. The ones I’ve seen tend to be pretty expensive for our budget. But there was the cutest fuzzy horse costume — in her size no less. It was still a bit more then I planned to spend on any one item — $15. So I decided to look around and if it was still there when I came back I’d make a decision. So I went through the toys — my goal was to find some toys for “Santa”
I found a Lightening McQueen remote control car and a bouncing Tigger for Mac. Even better I found the exact robot he has been asking for everytime he sees it at Target — at a great price. I found Alex a Paint a Pony Bank art kit and a pair of snow boots (those won’t come from Santa but she will need them). So I went back to the costumes — yep, the horse was still there. I took it along and got into line — the very, very long check out line (it took a half hour to get through it so it wasn’t quite as bad as it looked). I debated the horse for a while but decided it would make Alex very happy and if it was big enough it would last her two Halloweens and it really was a good price since it looked brand new.
When I got home I showed it to Alex — guess who has yet to take it off after “trying it on just to make sure it fits” I’m going to have a heck of a time convincing her to take it off at bedtime I suspect! She has decided to be a horse this year so Mac now gets to be the dinosaur that Alex was last year. He’s quite happy about that so all is well.
After lunch we baked cookies — Halloween ones with black cats — they taste pretty good for being premade The kids worked on some coloring pages for a bit and now we’re off to play outside since it’s a beautiful day.
Long afternoon, Mac seems determined to either say “no” to everything or ask “why” over and over and over — please tell me it’s a phase <sigh> But the day ended nicely with a long walk through the neighborhood to see one of our favorite doggies — Hooch. It wears the kids out a bit before bedtime Which is still a good hour off at the moment since it’s the weekend.
And what did our cats do on this beautiful day? Sleep, of course, on pink pillows no less This is William Oranges and Joel Gray: