With Halloween over with, we could focus on the REAL highlight of the weekend: my brother Nick stopped by on his epic solo drive from somewhere in the east to somewhere in the not east.
We had about 6 hours with him.
15 if you count sleeping.
We soaked in every minute.
Nick single-handedly made all my children's Sunday evening dreams come true: he played multiple games with Zane, let Annie pose ballet-style for pictures while she talked his ear off about--you guessed it--ballet (I hope to see those someday, bro! can't get cr2 files to open on my computer), and tickled and tackled with Soren while I breathed happy sighs of thankful relief and Brandon snored on the couch nearby.
(Ashley, the pop-up flash worked miracles again!)
We all decided we'd like Nick to come over every Sunday evening. Mulan quote: "Can you stay forever?"
Good luck on your next adventure, dear brother. Thank you SO much for treating us to a little bit of yourself.