October 2016 had me knee-deep in two classes and trying to manage a full time job, children and their activities, and the upkeeping of a house. Claire was involved in soccer and was really enjoying playing goalie. Sadly, during her single-elimination tournament game, the game ended in a tie and it went to a shoot-out. Claire was goalie and this mama was a nervous wreck! Unfortunately, we lost the game and Claire was pretty devastated. Afterwards, a few families went out for lunch to try and cheer the girls up and they were over it in no time!
Here are some pictures from our month of October:
Saturday morning "Learn and Grow" at Lowe's
Grace and Jake at Claire's basketball game - a couple of her biggest fans :)
Jake's work from kindergarten - Sorry, Claire :(
Post tournament lunch
We went to a benefit for a local charity with our friends, Mike and Anne.
For Grace's birthday, we redid her room. She picked the quilt and we improvised the rest :)
I surprised the girls by taking them up to Cleveland for the US Gymnastics "Final Five" tour. They were ECSTATIC and it was a very fun show to watch!
A few days later, we took all of the kids to the circus. It was a great time and it was a first circus experiment for the kids and Pete.
Pumpkin carving and final product
One day, I was able to go to the younger kid's school and help with pumpkin activities and spend time with Grace and Jake. It was wonderful.
Jake worked hard for 3 weeks to have good behavior. Once he had good behavior with no "yellow" or "orange" with the behavior clip chart - he was able to have this Pokemon toy.
Family Game night!
Jake: Red Power Ranger, Claire: Colt's Cheerleader, Grace: Cinderella