Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fall Highlights!

On my quest to become current with this blog, I decided it would be easier and quicker to combine the best of fall highlights into one post.
 
Scout's Halloween
 
The annual Scout's Halloween party proved to be fun as usual.  There were many stations of activities set up including make-your-own snacks, toilet-paper mummies, face painting and tattoos, mystery box, no-handed donut eating, etc.  We had Luke's costume picked out and purchased early again this year which I was convinced had caused a jynx again as we watched Hurricane Sandy come up the East coast towards us on October 29th.  New York and New Jersey shores were devastated but we were spared any trouble.  I was mostly nervous that heavy winds would cause downed trees, power outages and the second year in a row of cancelled Halloween.  Thankfully, this was not the case!!
 
The Scouts Halloween event was a success across the board.





Celebrating Nine!

After a fun soccer season, Luke wanted to keep the fun going and decided on a soccer-themed birthday. His party happened to be on the same day as his Jamboree which had been a huge success.  The kids were on a high and just ran around with no organized game for the party. I tried my hand at a soccer cake and although it looked neat, the pattern turned out a little flowery in my opinion. But Luke liked it and it was delicious!





Halloween Parade
 
It was my very last Halloween parade at Mile Tree. This has always been a favorite event of mine, watching all the familiar smiley faces walk by in their costumes.  Chica looked adorable in that witch costume and enjoyed saying hello to people who she spotted in the crowd.



Fall Soccer!

Chica definitely loves soccer. She had lots of fun this fall with her little team and they won some games! She never complained about going to practice or games and always tried her little heart out. 





 
 Luke's team didn't win many games but at the season ending Jamboree they went undefeated!  What an exciting end to his season. All of his buddies were on this team and I was a little nervous there would be too much goofing around. But Coach Bret and Coach Kathy kept them in line and they behaved! Luke really liked playing goalie and showed he wasn't afraid of the ball. 


 
 


Ben's team did very well. They won most of their games and made the playoffs. They headed up to Huntington for playoffs and lost a heartbreaker from a bad referee call. I don't usually place blame on referees for losses, but there truly was a terrible call. Ben's best game of the year was his first game of the season which was on the first day of school. He slept horribly the night before and I was sure he was going to come home from school with a raging headache. But he didn't and the adrenaline from his first day at the Middle School fueled his body. He played amazing and I was so proud!







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