The month of October was one, huge frenzy for Team Danger, culminating in what had to have been the busiest weekend of our lives.
And once it ended on a fun-filled Halloween night, I went into shut down, and haven't blogged since. I even had a sick day in there - no surprise, really.
So in addition to the fun on Halloween itself, here is what Team Danger was up to on Halloween weekend.
1. Ryan's Halloween Parade at his school, Friday 9:00 a.m.
2. Alex and the First Grade went on a Field Trip to the Austin Nature and Science Center, Friday 9:15 a.m. - 1:15 pm. They picked up trash, learned about nature, and picnicked at Zilker Park.
3. Safety Mommy goes in to work for the afternoon, 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm.
4. Alex builds and paints a tank.* 3 pm - 5pm.
(*Alex's teacher was going to stop by our house after school to drop off the cooler I had brought for the class' lunches, since I had to go to work. Carl had VERY STRICT instructions that under no circumstances could Mrs. Stading stop by and find Alex playing video games. Carl considered having Alex do math with chalk outside, but ended up with the two of them doing woodwork in the garage.)
5. Alex and the Scouts had a "Go See It" activity to a Westwood High School football game. We met up for a tailgate party first, and then went and watched some real live Friday Night Lights, on what has to have been the coldest night of the football season, 6:00 pm 9:00 pm
6. Ryan's regular soccer season ended with their last game, Saturday morning, 8:30 am.
7. And a party to celebrate afterwards. 10 am - 12pm
Where they: Painted pumpkins
Bobbed for Apples:
Made toilet paper mummies.
And received their trophies.
8. Alex's regular soccer season ended with their last game, 1:30 pm.
9. And a party to celebrate afterwards, at Waterloo Ice House. 3 pm - 6 pm.
10. Team Danger watches "Raiders of the Lost Ark" for the first time, 6:30pm.
11. The youngest member of Team Danger falls asleep, 6:45 pm.
12. The eldest member of Team Danger (that would be me) falls asleep, 8:00 pm.
13. Halloween morning. Team Danger wakes up rather early. Ryan, a bit peeved he doesn't also have a tank, goes to work designing and making his own tank. Sunday, 7:00 am.
14. Searching for pumpkin patches, 12:00 pm.
15. Alex creates a rainbow on his Leapster for cousin Laurel, while we drive aimlessly to discover one empty pumpkin patch after another, 12:30pm.
16. Pumpkin Patch, 1:00 pm.
17. Carving, 3:00 pm.
18. Family arrives, 5:00 pm.
19. Trick or treating, 6:30 pm.
20. zzzzzzzzzzz, 8:30 pm.
So one might think, that after a crazy weekend like this, we'd have some time to relax the next weekend.
For the weekend of November 6-7 was ... Soccer Tournament Weekend!
And Ryan's Indian Pow-Wow, a completely un-PC event that he and all the other kids completely loved.
We've never participated in a soccer tournament before, so *perhaps* signing both boys up for the tournament wasn't the wisest decision to have made.
"Two games a day" doesn't sound too horrible. Except when you realize that each boy has two games a day. As in, four games per day. As in, thank GOD Ryan's team only ended up with two games, because, really, six soccer games in one weekend was just a bit too much. I can't imagine if we'd had all eight of them.
Still ... the boys loved it, and both Alex and Ryan played their absolute best they've ever played. Alex's team even held their own against a team of 8 year old boys. We're very proud of both of them, and they have such joy on their faces when they are playing. So it was worth it. We'll just have to bring our tent to the fields next time. ;)