At the end of cheer season, parents and friends are invited to a special performance by all the cheer teams. The girls perform their routines, do a few stunts, and show off any special talents. This year a few football players appeared at the end and gave flowers to all of the cheerleaders. It was equally sweet to see by the adults and obviously awkward for the poor preteen football players!
The kids had the day off from school (Thank you Election Day). Kaitlyn started the day by getting a cavity filled. After that we picked up one of her friends and headed to the Ecotarium for a day of fun. The kids would have stayed till closing time, but their favorite activity was definitely the wind tunnel.
Today was Kaitlyn’s last soccer game for the fall. I never dreamed it would be in the 70s and the entire team would be in shorts! Her team had a great season and she can’t wait to try out winter soccer.
Ben and Kaitlyn still loves boxes. This Kohl’s box was even better because it came with huge letters begging to be colored.
It appears that Ben has picked up some habits from his older siblings. I happened to see this under this bed today. Why do my kids hide wrappers under their beds? Do they actually eat the snacks under their beds too?!?
Teague had his yearly eye appointment today with Dr. Hunter. The office called yesterday to tell me there was a new address. I was a little shocked. We have been visiting in the same building since Teague was 18 months old. One of the earliest pictures I could find was 2014. We still love Dr. Hunter!
Alex has a new project and it’s so cute. He has discovered coding. He spends every free minute working on a new project for Minecraft. His biggest helper has been a friend that used to live in Grafton but now lives in Egypt. Alex is not loving the time difference. Tonight he was so proud to finally show me some of his code and some of the finished product.
Ben and I found ourselves at Target on the day after Halloween. Of course we went through the marked down Halloween items and came home with a few new costumes and several bags of candy. We bought home three costumes but the chicken costume is definitely my favorite!
Halloween is always a little more tricky when it’s on a school night, but the kids were up to the challenge. We started the night at one of my friend’s houses for a little party (pizza, bouncy house, etc). The best part is she lives on South St – THE Street for trick or treating. The street is closed down and people come from all over. There is a definite party atmosphere with music, glow sticks, and candy – lots of candy. Alex joined us for dinner but headed home afterwards to watch an outdoor movie with friends. We met up with some of Kaitlyn’s friends and proceeded up and down the street.
Side note: Ben’s costume was the best! Having him in a costume with lights made it so easy to keep up with him! I’m going to try to push a light up costume of some kind next year too!
Today was the Trunk or Treat at our church. We had a whirlwind day full of activities, so Wade and Ben went first in the minitruck (our “trunk”). I arrived with the other kids and then we got to the candy portion of the afternoon. Ben loved running wild, Alex loved scaring little kids in the “Scary Hallway,” and the other two loved traditional candy acquiring.