So, next in the lost month was a visit from my dad and step-mom. My dad is one of Samuel’s favorite people ever. It was the first phone number he memorized, and every time something exciting happens, the first person that Samuel wants to tell, is grandpa.
This was probably the most jam-packed visit ever! I had visions of multiple date-nights with Doug, but we didn’t go on one date because we were so busy! There was a visit to the pumpkin patch, another trip to Mr. Cheese’s, Toys R Us, Samuel’s birthday party, shopping, a movie, dinner at Saltgrass, and Halloween! I thought we had done everything by Tuesday, but the end of the week was just as busy as the beginning.
My dad and step-mom were very busy the whole time. Ellen sewed capes and my dad planned games for the party (note to self: always plan more than you think you’ll need. Kids rush through everything!). My dad even took the kids to HEB on the day they opened! I refused to go for the first week because it was too crazy! There was also a lot of comparison shopping for our very generous Christmas gift.
My dad and Doug took the boys trick or treating on Halloween. It was a perfect night, and the boys did very well for themselves. I kept Ben home this year, but he might be ready to go out next year.
Speaking of Benjamin, he took his first steps for his grandma. I was wondering when he was going to grace us with his walking talents, but he was just waiting for someone who would really appreciate him!
We were very sad when dad and Ellen left. Samuel keeps asking when we’re going to get on a plane to go to Canada. I was especially sad because I was very spoiled for a complete seven days. Why don’t people come and visit us more?!