We're not HUGE Halloween celebrators....
We really enjoy our church's Harvest Festival on Saturday night.... always a great time with church members and meeting new members from the community;)
We (or maybe it's just me! LOL!!) enjoy carving pumpkins!! Scooping all the seeds out, baking the seeds and then carving pictures and faces into our pumpkins (this year the 1st night we'll display them is actually on the 31st... I usually like it done a little earlier... ).
But we're not big on dressing up.... in fact, this year only 50% of us dressed up:) LOL!!
Anna wore a snow White dress from Little Dress Up shop
Brian wore a shirt he picked up off a clearance rack for $1!
And Nate was the cutest little Skeleton:)
That was all Friday and Saturday.... SUnday was a whole new day!!
We spent the morning at church, enjoying our church family and participating in our various classes/studies;) Except we had a surprise visit from the leader of the VBS crew that came down for VBS... so nice to see them!
Then we had a quick lunch and everyone napped (hmmm, everyone but Nate and I, he's in an awful nap schedule... grrrr... waiting for him to go to 2 predicable naps a day!)
During the late afternoon, we had a "stick incident" outside which resulted in Lydia getting hurt! After an EMT friend came over we decided to drive to our peditrician's after-hours clinic!
After an hour appt, Brian and Lydia emerged smiling (with candy!!). She didn't need stitches (although, not sure if they could have even done stitches how close to her eye the injury was)! In fact, the cuts had already started healing... our bodies are amazing!
And the best news was that they checked her eye for scratched on her cornea and didn't have any! She is just a VERY lucky girl and is very fortunate to have people praying daily for her! We were soo thankful!
Got pics on the way home!
Trying to be "happy".
We rounded out the evening sitting on the side of the road...
no, it wasn't us!! Thank goodness!
But we passed a car stopped in the middle of our lane. After passing them, Brian turned around to help.... it was a young mom traveling with a 2 month old. And her car was totally broken down and she was at least a couple of hours from home!!
We spent a good amount of time there... Brian checking her car and us waiting for some local friends to pick her up.
I hate to even mention this....
but my kids did complain about having to sit in the car and wait. And while we were hungry, it was LATE so we were all tired and having to use the potty (LOL!!) It was a great opportunity to remind them about the Good Samaritan- who was ready to help and go beyond the initial help to be sure the one needing help was ok!!
And I was soo glad Brian decided to turn back when it would have been soo much easier to drive by and care for his own family!! he kept saying that he would have wanted someone to show us the same kindness, if I was ever stranded on the side of the road!
So we've had some FULL days this weekend!! Ready for a QUIET week to recover and for Lydia to heal!!