Next thing we knew Halloween was upon us, and so we started the Harvest season in full swing. I think one of my favorite things about this season is that we can hear General Conference, what a great blessing that is. It sets the tone for me for the rest of the month. But as I mentioned before we finally celebrated Sammy's birthday. We had been storing the Thomas the Train pinata in the garage and he was anxious to get into it. He finally had a chance, although the pinata was not exactly the highlight of his birthday. He definitely left a memorable impression both on us (crazed parents) and guest as he made several Evel Knievel attempts out of his playscape slide with the tigger-mobile. I think we have a future daredevil in our hands.
Among all the festivities and madness that October brings we had a chance to get our foundation fixed. The drought this year has made it a terrible condition for many foundations in the area, so we opted to put get that fixed and pray that next year we have more rain. It was quite the experience. The kids were very intrigued by the whole lifting of the house procedure. We got 31 steel piers put all along the perimeter of the house and had the house raised about 2-3 inches. I can't believe that 2-3 inches can be so darn costly, but at least I can sleep soundly at night knowing my house is now built-upon a rock!!
Of course there is no way my kids would ever let me live it down if we did not go to the pumpkin patch, those boys love looking at all the different kinds of pumpkins there are out there. Some with moles, some not so round, some small, and some tall.
Finally it was Halloween, and I was one busy bee getting the boys costumes ready for two Trunk-or-Treats, one Monster Mash, one Hallows Eve. I figured I would make the costumes since they will get plenty of use, both for the creepy holiday and here at home for playing pretend. October was a great month we love every little bit of it.