Last Monday, October 20th, my sister, Tammy, passed away. She was 45. She battled drug addiction her entire life and her body just quit. I want to write a well thought out post about my sister, but I just can't yet. It's been a rough 11 days.
So, onto other news around our house because the world keeps on turning despite my sorrow.
First, the kids got their report cards. Emily got Prinicpal's List, all A's.
Ben got Honor Roll. He missed Principal's List with only one B+ in expresses complete thoughts. Funny, because I would think that would be an area Ben would get an A+ at, but I'd give Ben an A+ in everything.
And.....Ben lost ANOTHER tooth. He lost six I think in about 6 months. This one was almost tragic. Ben had a pair of nunchucks in his mouth and Noah pulled them. The tooth, which was already loose, came out and Ben couldn't find it. It was lost in the sofa somewhere. He was all worried the tooth fairy wouldn't come if we couldn't find the tooth. I moved cushions very slowly and there it was, under a seat cushion. Thank goodness it didn't fall any farther or we never would have found it.
He looks like a Jack O Lantern.
We carved our pumpkins last night. My kids like doing this, but aren't super into it, so I bought two pumpkins. One to carve, and one to keep out as decoration through Thanksgiving. But, Emily had to have her own when she saw this owl template we had. So, we carved them both. The kids helped.
They helped for about two minutes. Then, they went to watch Charlie Brown's Halloween and it was up to David and I.
Ben and Noah agreed on eyes, nose and mouth. Noah is learning shapes, so he said he wanted the rhombus nose. Impressive.
And here's Emily's owl.
Noah's classroom had a pumpkin party today before school. Since David almost always drops them off for school, he got to go. I was glad since I'm in the classroom often, and it's nice for him to go and get to be with Noah.
They were pumpkin parents for a day and had to take care of their pumpkins.
Tonight is Halloween, and the kids are super excited to dress up. Ben is being Harry Potter. Noah is a ninja turtle, same as last year. And Emily is a gymnast. I did not spend a penny on Halloween costumes this year. I love that.
We are also having a fun night with our friends. A chili and mummy dog party before. Then, trick or treating. Then, smores and a bonfire in the culd de sac after. FUN!
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