My mom came to stay with us this week to help me out with the kids during and after Aoife's surgery. It has been so nice to have her here and have an extra set of hands!! We haven't done too much since Aoife's pain levels have been a little unpredictable. Emmy and Aidan have had school and so we have kind of stuck to our normal boring routine. We did manage to get out to get pumpkins, a straw bale and some other Halloween decorations. Our neighbors all seem to take Halloween very seriously and I don't want to be the only one with an empty porch!