Kaitlyn got a baking kit from Raddish Kids last week and has been anxious to make a Victorian Sponge Cake. Our days, and especially evenings, are always hectic, but we finally had a bit of time today before I started painting the laundry room. Kaitlyn did a fantastic job and made a lovely cake!
We had horrible rain all day yesterday. Kaitlyn’s soccer game late this afternoon has already been cancelled. Ben’s hour of practice/game continued as scheduled. The fields were muddy but there was no rain. Ben obviously loves soccer, but he was not interested in listening to his coaches. (Especially when they wanted him to take a time out to let another player have time on the field.) He was very focused on trying to get a goal and very disappointed when he personally didn’t get one and when his team didn’t do as well as their opponents.
More pictures from the last cross country meet! I was so excited to get an email with links to additional pictures from yesterday’s meet.
The cross country team had its third meet today. Three teams met up in Auburn, walked the course, and then ran all together. Teague ran a great race and thinks he knocked several minutes off his best time. That would be amazing considering his hurt foot (courtesy of a lego injury last night). We should get exact times from his coach soon and I’ll update this post. We do know Teague came in 55th out of three schools combined.
Race time – 17:23 (1.6 miles)
Half-days are always crazy. I feel like Alex is coming home just after I got Ben out the door. Then poor Ben doesn’t get off the bus till 1 and is starving for his lunch.
Today Kaitlyn had a playdate. Alex had a friend show up at our house and they disappeared toward the middle of town. Teague then showed up at our house with two friends and one little sister, who happened to be friends with Kaitlyn and her friend. There were people coming and going all afternoon, but a lot of fun was had!
Ben brought home this drawing today and I thought it perfectly depicted our weekend at Apex. He drew his favorite game – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). I also loved that he worked so hard on his writing. He is writing every change he gets.
For humor’s sake:
I have no idea who Jac is – there were no kids named Jac and nobody in the TMNT game with that name.
The writing on the left says – “I went to the arcade”
The drawing on the right shows a dice game. You roll the black dice and get an amount of tickets corresponding to what you roll. I have no idea what the person is saying.
Ben has been carrying around a pile of Raddish recipes for a week or so that he desperately wants to cook. Top on his list is Family Fun Fondue. Tonight we finally made it happen, but of course Ben added his own flair.
Ben has had quite the weekend. He had one birthday party yesterday and another today – both at the same place! He was very excited to return to Apex today for a new friend’s party. This one was quite a bit bigger than yesterday’s but equal fun! Ben loved playing with his new friends and the Pokemon theme was perfect.
We got home right before the downpour to find Alex had friends over. It wasn’t long before the three goofballs were outside playing in the rain…
Our weekends in the fall are always busy. In the morning Kaitlyn has cheer practice and Ben has soccer. This morning, I got up at 7 to find that Kaitlyn was already up and had muffins (from her princess cookbook) already mixed and ready to go in the oven.
The weather was supposed to be horrible, but the rain held off most of the day. Ben had soccer practice and is continuing to love it. He and the other kiddos on his team ran around and had a great hour on the soccer field.
We had a couple hours of downtime and then Ben had a birthday party for one of his preschool friends. He had such a great time seeing his buddies from last year.
Tonight was the elementary school’s Back to School picnic. I had to be there early to help out. Teague agreed to come and watch Ben. Alex stayed home (he is officially too old and none of his friends even have siblings attending). Wade took Kaitlyn to soccer and they left early to come to the picnic. Eventually we all met up and had a quick picnic dinner together and the kids had a treat from the ice cream truck.