This is 'normal'? Ha ha! This is the morning after halloween in our house. One family memory I'm sure the kids will talk about when they are older. Funny thing is...I thought it was just 'our kids' who did this, but Facebook lit up with pictures of other kids doing the 'infamous candy swap' with their siblings. To be honest, I don't like seeing this much candy in my house, but I've learned through the years that I should really choose some areas where I can just let the kids be kids. They aren't going to eat all this in one week or even one months time. In fact, my 10 year old came to me the day before halloween and showed me her leftovers from last years stash.
And this is where I was the morning after halloween. Do you see #4 in this picture? She's wearing the black ear warmer head band. We got up super early and drove to a soccer tournament last weekend. The u9 girls did awesome! They played 4 scrimmage style games in a 3 hour block of time and came away with 3 wins and a tie! Then we all went to lunch afterward to celebrate. It was a lot of fun to spend this quality time with #4. She has a very laid back spirit about her, but she gets her emotions and drive through competition. And she LOVES the girls on her team. Travel soccer has been a learning experience in many ways (i.e., we lost our first coach of the season and had to scramble to get a new one, but we got the BEST one for these girls) and we've had a lot of fun.
Sunday we got to watch some terrific baseball playing by the u12 Mets. It was a windy and cold day, but the boys powered through and ended up getting to play in the Championship game. Here's the picture of #2 receiving a medal for the runner-up team. I'm so proud of all of them for given the VA Stars some of their best competition all season.
This is what my dining room table looks like most Sunday nights. I typically write out 2 weeks of lesson plans at a time, but there are Sunday nights when I'm just tired and getting 1 week done is 'all I have in me'.