Monday, October 15, 2012

This weekend started nicely with a trip to an Indian restaurant on Friday. It was a long experience, but the kids were in pretty good form. On Saturday I took the kids to Olde Sturbridge Village to look for a gift for Nana and play a bit. Considering how the kids were both on edge when we left things went really smoothly. They had a lot of fun looking for their gifts and as always they were very cute at Kid Story. On the way home Hazel was a bit cranky and after I asked him to, Henry was very good and sang songs with Hazel to keep her happy. That evening we went over to my sisters to celebrate Nana and Uncle Greg's birthday. All four kids did super. Hazel was very excited about being outside in the dark when we left. When we got in the back door Hazel said, "I'm home now. Babies, where are you?"

Things fell apart big time Sunday morning before church. It was total chaos in our house. Meg and I didn't know how we'd survive the day or get them to church. All we knew is that everyone needed some time apart from each other and out of the house so we absolutely had to go to church. At church all seemed fine. Hazel had a good time in the nursery and Henry seemed to do well at church school. Henry helped me pick up hedge clippings in the afternoon, went to Home Depot with me and later we got him a haircut. There was a small amount of fussing in the van before we got to the hair cut place, but otherwise things went stellar. At bedtime I said to him, "You did a very good job at the hair cut place." He replied, "I didn't cut my hair. (so why are you saying 'good job') I just pretended to be asleep." I'll take comatose over screaming any day!

Today Meg told me:

we were making ghosts for Halloween, and Henry drew a smiley face on his. And a penis.

Hazel just told me, "You take nap. I play myself."

8,000 halves turned up two 90% silver halves (2 x 1964), four 40% silver halves (2 x 1967, 2 x 1969D), one proof half (1995S) and a Philippines 50¢.

10,560 pennies yielded one Indian Head (1883), one hundred six Wheats, sixty-two Canadians, one Bahamas 1¢, one Bermuda 1¢ and one US dime.

1910, 1918, 1919, 1919S, 1920S, 1925, 1934, 1935S, 1936, 1937(3), 1938S