Kaitlyn waits all year for the pumpkin bread from Pepperidge Farm. It’s normally sold from September to November and I stock up in November so that she can have it through December. This year she seems to be particularly worried about having enough and her brothers keep eating it too. To make everyone happy, I just wait for it to go on sale (which it does periodically) and then buy all that a store has. Kaitlyn is still rather unhappy when someone else has a piece, but we definitely aren’t going to run out anytime soon!
It turns out another parent likes to take pictures and is rather good! We were just emailed a link to pictures from Teague’s track meet last week and I was pleasantly surprised at the awesome pictures of Teague I found.
We finally had an activity-free day. Some of us took naps (mostly Wade and I), some of us played video games, some of read, some of us cooked, and some of us played outside. It was a pretty perfect end to the weekend.
Kaitlyn had her first cheer competition today – FunComp. Thankfully it was local and she didn’t have to be there till 9 am. Her group did a great job but didn’t win a trophy, which bummed the girls out a little bit.
Kaitlyn had a few hours of downtime before she had to be at her soccer game. Her team was short quite a few players today so everybody played the entire game.
Kaitlyn’s cheer team has their first competition tomorrow so they had a dress rehearsal tonight. This was the first time I had seen their routine and I was impressed.
Teague had his first cross country meet today. It was immediately after school so the kids changed in the locker room and the parents met them on the track/fields. (I left Alex in charge of Kaitlyn and Ben and their buses.) The meet started pretty much on time and the kids ran two laps. Teague improved on his best time by over two minutes!
Race Time – 21:20 (1.8 miles)
Alex has always been atypical when it comes to many teen things. (Video games of course being the exception.) He had no interest in having a cell phone for years after his friends. He was content with using his iPad when he was home or even his “phone” with only wifi service. He was in 8th grade before we got him a phone number and a phone plan and that was because several of his friends had android phones and that didn’t play well with his phone and the way they were trying to text.
Then comes social media. All of my friends complain about having to monitor their children on social media. Alex is very proud of the fact that he has zero social media accounts. He has no interest in them. He of course watches things on YouTube and does use Pinterest. (This is were he and his friends get a lot of their memes.)
In school last week, the teacher was going a little experiment and asked the kids to pick a side of the room based on whether they used instagram or twitter more. Alex just sat in the middle, which evidently was used both equally. I asked him if he spoke up about being the odd ball out and he said no, but I got a kick out of it. I’m sure he truly was an anomaly in his class.
I got Ben a new costume on our local free Facebook site. Ben was so excited and wore it all afternoon.
Wade and I were having a conversation and used the phrase “it snowballed.” Kaitlyn heard this and got a grand idea. She pulled out our “snowballs” and orchestrated a snowball fight with Ben. They had the best time until she had to leave for cheer practice. In fact she was rather annoyed she had to leave.
These two sometimes play so well together. I was running the big kids all over the place and then had to get dinner ready. They seemed content to entertain themselves and it was perfect. They even swept the floor when they were done!