1. Did I tell you that for Halloween the kids made their own costumes? Kirkham made a robot costume out of all sorts of stuff. He did this in his art class. Cora was a witch. She really didn't make it but she found the cape that was lost in my sewing stash. Afton was a glow stick. She bought some flourescent spray paint at a garage sale, sprayed down some old stained white pants and t-shirt and bought herself an assortment of glow stick accessories like earrings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. Heath was sick and didn't get to do anything for Halloween except sleep. A few of his friends stopped by to say "hi" he woke up enough to drag himself to the door to say "hi" back and then went straight back to bed. It was pretty pitiful. His friends felt so bad for him that they each left a handful of candy for him to enjoy when he was better.
2. Did I tell you that we did three science fair projects? Afton did a project on ink chromatography. Cora's project was comparing the freezing points of oil and vinegar. Kirkham's was making a tennis ball mortar and testing which angle produced the longest range shot. They were cool projects and the kids are finally at the point that my involvement is pretty minimal. OH JOY! I've trained them well.
3. Did I tell you that we hosted a BIG Thanksgiving dinner at our house? We had about 45 men, women and children all gathered around. Everyone pitched in bringing different dinner items. The kids ran around and played and ate. The adults sat and ate. We visited. We ate some more. We visited. We had lots of pie. It was a lot of fun. It wasn't anything fancy because I don't have much fancy stuff since we moved here. All the plates and napkins were paper and the cups and utensils plastic. My tablecloths didn't match and most of the serving spoons were wooden. But nobody cared. It is nice to not have to worry about that stuff all the time.
5. Did I tell you that the same day my parents left, Dave and I left for NYC? Post to come on Sunday.
7. Did I tell you that I got the job at BYU Hawaii? I am the new Costume Designer and wardrobe manager for the Theater department. I am also an adjunct professor teaching the Costume Design and Production class. I'm really excited about it and have been working hard on research for the first play "Little Women" the musical. I've also been tweaking the curriculum a bit to better accommodate the needs of the theater department.