We finished reading "Little Town on the Prairie" (#7 of the Little House series). Laura and Almanzo are forming a friendship but Laura can't figure out why Almanzo keeps asking to walk her home, because Almanzo is a homesteader and is Pa's friend. The kids and I giggled and had to finish the book today. It was good to have such a fun thing to do today because Cannon is sleeping so horrible at night and I am so TIRED!!! I've got to figure something out. I know there is the cry it out thing, but I'm not quite ready for that. He is my worst sleeper by a lot. I feel like an idiot. You'd think that I would have figured out what to do with my 5th child. Bethany was pretty rough, but I think Cannon has claimed the title. Lucky for him he is so cute and pleasant during the day.
Monday night we went to a corn-maze with our friends the Johansens. It was only a couple of days after the rain so it was still pretty muddy, but the kids didn't care. We all had a great time. Michelle (the mom) and I chatted about home- school and brought up the rear, making sure we didn't lose anyone. The boys were our leaders finding the way. They followed the map too well and we finished the maze too quickly. We didn't feel we had gotten our money's worth so we had to find our way back without the map.
This is a picture of the Johansen kids and our kids. We really enjoy their family. Their girls have a calming influence on my girls. They are also in our Liberty Girls' club. We enjoyed donuts and hot chocolate at their house afterwards. Elinor and Benjamin both managed to spill their hot chocolate. Oops.
Here is Clark with the Johansen boys. He really had to work to keep up with them in the corn maze. They are also Clark's chess mentors. They are really good at chess so Clark has asked them to teach him.
There is something very wrong with this picture. Clark made this twisted looking vampire. Faith is dressed up in a black cloak. The kids arranged for Faith's and the vampires marriage. So I guess this is their wedding photo. I haven't posted the picture of Faith kissing the vampire. I don't know what else to say about it. It seems wrong to me, but the kids were thrilled with their idea and there was much laughing and romping about.
Lest you think an evil Halloween spirit always pervades the home here a a cute little moment of Faith reading to Cannon.