We spent a fun weekend in Puyallup with my sister Nadine and her family. The weather was fickle, but it turned out to be nice enough for us to eat al fresco both evenings: pesto salmon the first night, and stir fry the second.
Most memorable for me about the weekend was the opportunity to hang out with my sister. We were able to steal away for a few hours on Saturday to go shopping and out for lunch. Always a rare treat! Sunday we got to go have a cup of coffee while Kieran accompanied his cousins to their first day of Sunday School.
The kids indulged in lots of playing in parks, riding bikes, and celebrating Halloween a bit early. Chris' high point was a trip to Border's after all the little boys had gone to sleep! Nadine had made an outing to Michael's, where she purchased all sorts of fun Halloween crafts. Our nephews had a CD of silly Halloween songs, and the kids have become obsessed with "The Monster Mash" in particular--Nicholas in particular is hilarious singing it with his little accent! When we returned home, I discovered this tool that allows you to personalize the Monster Mash with your own faces--check it out!