Saturday, October 27, 2012
Micah hosted a Halloween party for a few friends. I told him as long as he was in charge of it all, I was fine with it. He had just a few requests of me: cookies, Cheetos, brownies, donuts, apple cider (which I bought, but he was unhappy with because he'd meant sparkling cider), and popcorn. He also asked that I make slime for them. I thought, "It's an overload of junk, but why the heck not?" Here are Ella (hiding mysteriously), Caleb Anglin (white shirt), Strider Fountaine (very back), Cooper Hutchinson, Jackson Pearce (mask), Micah, and Orion Badger.
Mira screamed from the bathroom, "Mom! It's an emergency!!" I come half-running and discover an inch of water on the bathroom floor, coming out onto the carpet. Matthew had unrolled an entire MEGA roll of Charmin, stuffed it in the toilet, and flushed. (Thankfully, I had just cleaned and bleached the toilet, so I wasn't freaked out too much.) But I used every spare towel in the closet to sop up the mess.
Monday, October 22, 2012
After our night near Goblin Valley, we drove the two hours to Moab to set up camp at a great little campsite with a stream running behind our site. The older four had a blast heading down to the stream, throwing rocks, exploring, and whatnot. There was a little playground which kept Matthew entertained. The boys and girls were all really good with Matthew. If we needed them to take Matthew to the playground, they would for a bit. It was great! We brought a ton of food, and enjoyed much of it. We roasted hot dogs and did s'mores one night, tin foil dinners another. We even toasted bagels and bread for breakfast. The campfires were so nice to have at the end of the day and first thing on a chilly morning.
Inside Double Arch was a teeny tiny little cave which Matthew liked.