Happy three day weekend! We made it through the first week of school and we were all ready for a break! Friday night we went to high school football game. I think my first ever! Lex has joined the pep band this year and they play at all the home football games. We were the family taking pictures of the band, not the field. :)
The t-shirt orders for pep band hadn’t come in yet, so Lex picked his most school-colors related shirt. Apparently he needs some blue shirts. :) At the game they had a concessions stand where we bought lots of junky food, and an apparel stand (for lack of the appropriate word) where we bought two Hurricane t-shirts for Lex.
The game was good. The home team won. It was really a massacre, which meant no overtime and minimal delays, so I was happy. :)
On Saturday I was up bright and early for WW, exercise, and errands. I got home at noon, just in time to unload groceries, grab the family, and head out to the karate dojo’s 25th anniversary celebration at Storr’s Pond. Lex was kind of on the fence about going, but decided at the last minute that he wanted to. It ended up being a lot of fun. My phone battery died (it sucks these days) so I didn’t get many pictures, just one of these cool cupcakes!
Karate has been so amazing for Lex. They are kind and supportive and patient. It was wonderful being at this event with so many families (many I knew, many more I did not) all celebrating Sensei Ken and all the hard work he and everyone else there does for our kiddos.
We were all exhausted when we got home Saturday afternoon. Actually, I was exhausted FRIDAY afternoon and just stayed that way until Sunday. :) We got home from the picnic and Eve went right to bed. She slept from 4pm-8pm. Alan went up to take a nap at 5:30 and ended up sleeping until 8:30. It was a weird afternoon. The landscape folks working next door worked until 8pm. Lex and I were very disoriented! Once Alan and Eve were both awake again we had a late dinner and watched some TV. It was 10:15pm and I realized we were all up watching TV. Crazy. Lex and I went to bed shortly after and left the other two to fend for themselves.
I woke up Sunday and found the kids both reading. I asked where Alan was and Lex said, “I think he went to the beach.” NOT what I was expecting to hear! He has a friend who has a beach house in Maine and there had been talking about going up there for the weekend, but it never worked out. I guess Alan decided Sunday morning to head up on his own. He had a great day there, while the kids and I had a relaxing day at home. I made some healthy food, we played a few rounds of Clue, watched a cool documentary, and generally enjoyed our down time.
And now, thanks to Labor Day, we have another whole day to not labor! Yay! Elizabeth came up for a visit and Alan took Alistair and Lex out for some joyriding in the Tesla (the real reason for their visit!) while Elizabeth and I enjoyed some hot tea (it’s cold and rainy today!) and conversation. When they left, Eve and I went to pick up our CSA share and check out a new candy store in town. I figure the two balance each other out. I also made super delicious zucchini bread yesterday, so we’ve been enjoying that with tea on this rainy Monday.
Tomorrow we are back to school. I feel almost ready. I have a handle on the to-do list, most of the tech stuff is done, and I even have proper lesson plans for the week!
Our plans this week include a contentious Select Board meeting (I’ll be watching from home!) and a visit to a new humane society to check out a dog Eve found online. She’s really working this dog search! I’m glad it’s her this time, not me. :)