October was a lot of fun. We got to watch all sessions of conference this year, and the girls tried to pay attention!
I had girls taking over my bed, hanging out in boxes and I got a bit of not Halloween sewing done, we also celebrated the first of college football season!
We celebrated Jeff’s birthday. His birthday always lands right around fall break for the school, so most people are out of town, but we got to go out and celebrate with a few friends at the new restaurant, Fazendeiro. We love that place, good food and a great bakery next door. We had a nice night with just the adults and then headed to Lina’s for cake with all the kids. I was pretty proud of that cake, graham carrot with cream cheese frosting… yummmmm!
On Jeff’s actual birthday we headed out to the new amusement park, Ulembo. We wanted to go bowling, it was an experience! We showed up, and it cost 1000 kwz each to enter the park and then we got to the bowling alley. It looked good, and then we told the lady we wanted to bowl. She explained that it was 1000 kwz for 5 rolls… rolls, not frames, not games… ROLLS! The floor was slanted, the score computers didn’t work, and the first lane we were on only dropped 7 pins when it reset. It was a truly Angolan experience, topped off by the lady telling us the reason the bowling alley wasn’t up to snuff was all the Chinese fault! Angola!
The next week was Fall Break and the girls were off of school. We made several Halloween decorations, had several tea parties with friends, had a great day of swimming at a new compound nearby and sewed a little. The girls did a great job sewing their skirts for the tea party, they sewed every last stitch on those skirts, and helped cut the fabric. I did all the ironing and pinning! Hattie needed a new skirt too, so she didn’t feel bad!
Also during the break Sophie had her first aerial class with Ms. Amanda… she was thrilled beyond belief, and little sore the next day!
I spent a good amount of time working on Halloween costumes, the outfits weren’t too hard but the head piece for Sophie’s Ahsoka costume was a craft dilemma! Here is the evolution of a headpiece of a Jedi Warrior!
The girls had fun at the park, my friend KC was super nice and took some cute pictures of my girls!
More ballet fun!
We got to “Boo” some neighbors, and I loved my cute monsters!
Violet made soap at school, and was so proud, and just wouldn’t hold still for a picture of it!
Hattie had a playgroup Halloween party and was super pleased that she could dress up in her costume!
So much fun in October… Halloween pictures coming up next!