Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Midwestern trick-or-treating

My mom drove back to Arizona with me.  It was so nice to have her company in the car and then have her stay a few days with us.  The night we got back, LUCKILY I decided to look outside in the backyard.  I stepped out onto the deck in 3 inches of water.  Our entire backyard was COVERED.  I quickly took pictures and sent them to our landlord.  I tried calling John because I didn't know where to turn the water off.  He didn't answer, was already asleep.  Thankfully my landlords were still up and came right over.  They turned the water off and came back the next morning and found the problem.  A sprinkler had broke - we have no idea how long it had been broken - probably the whole 10 days I was gone.  I got a notice on the front door from the water department that said we had a high usage of water this month.  Last month we used 10,000 gallons (water bill was $80) and this month we used 283,000 gallons!!  Yikes!!  I haven't gotten the water bill yet, but if you do the math....!!

 These pictures don't do it justice - our deck was covered in mud and water was everywhere.

My friend Janet and I did a craft/sugar cookie decorating Halloween at the park for a bunch of kids. She did the craft and I made the sugar cookies for the kids to decorate.

Annabelle and Jake 

The first time the kids got to dress up was for Midwestern's trick-or-treating.  This is one of my favorite events that they do.  The kids trick-or-treat all around campus and they also have games outside, bounce houses, food, crafts, etc. 
This year for Halloween we did "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" theme.  The kids costumes came together really easy.  I just had to make Jake and Remmy's vest and everything else I already had or bought.

Jake as Jake

Brooklyn as Izzy

Remmy as Cubby - the chubby little boy :)

eating their snacks after trick-or-treating - costumes were starting to come off at this point

It was a little chaotic taking 3 kids alone to such a packed event, but we went with friends and the kids were really good. 


  1. OH my goodness....Are your landlords going to help you pay for it?? I hate when stuff happens like that....I love your kids costumes! Super cute

  2. That water is crazy! I really hope they will help pay for it. Kids are so cute. Remmy's smile is the best!