Saturday we finished decorating, yes really more had to be put out, for Halloween. Minus cutting the pumpkins we are done. Also on the Saturday agenda: yardwork, gym, errands, baby shower, and our friend Katie coming over to make jack-o-lantern pizzas and Oreo dirt. Thank you Katie for a fun afternoon!
New this year was a trip across the lake to see a giant smoky the bear as well as the NC Forrest Patrol helicopter and fire truck. Also new on the list was Ian riding a roller coaster with Bill. He loved it and asked if he could go on the larger one, bus alas when you are 37 inches high, it was a no-go.
By the end we were all punchy and tired and once home called it a night early. Mom shirked some much needed grading to continue reading a can't put it down book. The same one she stayed up reading until after 1am and then couldn't sleep due to creepy images running through my overactive imagination.
Tonight, Bill and I are sans children to see Nine Inch Nails. I SO wanted to go the last time they were in the area in June of 2006 the day before my due date with Ben. Sadly, we passed thinking giving birth at a NIN concert might somehow be warped into some over-the-top graphic video for the next album. Or, maybe as Ben's due date was 06/06/06, we just didn't want to tempt fate. Regardless, my 38 year old self is meeting up with my 18 year old self tonight and I am going to be in some Pretty Hate Machine heaven.