This past week was a bit of a whirl-wind. It passed so quickly that I didn’t really take any pictures until the weekend. In his spare time, Paul has been catching rats and field mice in a live trap (our neighbor doesn’t really take care of his backyard, so it’s literally a breeding ground for them…insert rolling eyes face here). I think he’s up to 6-7 now. He’s started releasing them farther from the house in the hopes they won’t make their way back. Joseph said we need to start painting dots on them so that we can see if the same ones are coming back and getting caught again. This weekend was all about Halloween prep. The kids and I went to Buc-ee’s to get new Halloween shirts on Saturday. Today, we painted pumpkins. I think the thing I’m most excited about for Halloween (other than it being my absolute favorite holiday) is that it’s supposed to actually be decently cold. Like, in the 50s. This dashed Abigail’s hopes of wearing her new pirate costume (it is NOT a cold-weather costume), but she said she be just as happy being Sonic and wearing her much warmer Sonic costume. I’m just glad she’s going to be well enough for Halloween. She popped a fever on Thursday night and was saying her ears hurt. Paul took the day off on Friday and took her in to the doctor. She has a double ear infection and a nasty cough. She ended up with antibiotics for the ear infection and some liquid albuterol for the nebulizer that we luckily already have (we’ve used it with saline to help her with congestion). She’s a different kid already.