Weekend Notes


Believe it or not.... The high here in Tucson is 66 degrees. Over the weekend things really began to cool down and it made for such a pleasant few days. For some reason, in the fall it is so hard for our family to have "free weekends". Days where nothing is planned and nothing is going on are hard to come by. However I'm so thankful that this was one of those weekends! We had so much time together as our little family of four. These days are really important as we get closer to being a family of five!

Friday started out with Andrew bringing home some delicious pizza and salad from a place we had been meaning to try. After that we took the boys out for a little trick-or-treating. Their costumes were a little last minute but adorable nonetheless. We had "Peter Butter and Strawberry Jamie". Basically we just found brown and purple/redish pants and shirts which Andrew printed on.

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Peter got pretty good at saying "tree tree" (trick or treat) at each house and James said "Da do!" (thank you) after every piece of candy he received. The boys had a really hard time letting the people put the candy in their buckets. THEY wanted to do it. Montessori for the win!


After about 30 minutes we went back home and Peter and James helped pass out candy to the last few trick or treaters. I think Peter might have liked this the best!


Then on Saturday, Peter and I were up at 6:00 a.m. while James and Andrew slept until 8:30! Even though Peter looks like Andrew and James looks like me, I think their personalities might be swapped! After some intense Saturday morning cleaning/nesting we headed to the park where Peter quickly made some friends.

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On Sunday after a very rough Mass (I blame the sugar), we came back to the house to relax and get the boys ready for the homeschool group All Saints Party. I spent a little time on the my Sunday is Our Sabbath project with the ladies over at Maiedae. I really love this idea. While it is super tempting to blog and be all over social media on Sunday, I think it's a great idea to just unplug and focus on the Sabbath and family time. The challenge this week was a craft so I played around with some November-ish decor. Details on this (inexpensive!) DIY will be on the blog this week!

IMG_2753Finally we were off to the All Saints Party. James was Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati and Peter was a young St. John Paul II.


After the saint parade the kids went out and played games that the older kids were running. Needless to say, Peter and James liked playing by their own rules.



And here we are on this Monday morning, still in sugar comas, blowing stuffy noses and realizing that mommy still hasn't consumed enough coffee. I hope you all had great weekends too!