Friday, October 10, 2003

We've been back from our vacation since Tuesday night. It was a complete blast! Maybe because I didn't have high expectations, but everything from the resorts to the landscape to the people and the things we did was fantastic. I'll write a short trip report about it and put it online soon.

Rick picked up some kind of stomach thing on the last day and is still not feeling his old self. I thought I might have too, when I woke up with severe stomach cramps yesterday morning, but now I think that was because I ate something super spicy on Wednesday night and for some reason my intestines can't handle that anymore.

It's been really nice fall weather the past couple of days and so I decided to decorate for Halloween with Saskia and her friend Laura. The girls really helped and it looks great. I'll add a couple of pictures of it here.

Tonight we'll again have 2 kids sleeping over, Kai and Saskia's friends. I don't have the heart to say no to these sleepover requests, when the kids are so close and enjoy them so much. I have to say, though, these particular people get a free night without kids quite often and keep saying they'll take ours next, but so far that hasn't happened. But I don't want to deny Kai and Saskia fun time with their best friends, who happen to be this girl and boy, so I keep finding myself saying yes and thinking the parents will just jump in and say "oh, but now it's our turn to take them". But no such luck. Oh well, it's not the end of the world, I guess.

Katja will be going to the weekly middle school night at the Community Center Teen Club. I'm so glad she likes to do that, as I think it's a great alternative to hanging out at the malls. Not that I'd allow her to do that, but this is just a nice place for them to go to.