We sang Happy Birthday to Lucia tonight, with just our family. She didn’t go to school today, but is feeling much better.
Today was Lucia’s birthday party, but we didn’t take any pictures because she was not feeling well. We still had the Hylands, Liesses, and Reagens over for dinner, but Lucia wasn’t feeling well, so it was a short night.
The neighborhood kids put together a birthday party for Lucia in the pine tree in our street.
Mar-Mar and Be-Bob arrived in town this afternoon. We picked up the girls early from school and headed to Howell’s Pumpkin Patch for Lucia’s birthday. This will be our third year in a row.
It was the conference cross country meet for Mari and Elliot this afternoon, their last meet of the season. They both had good seasons and I already can’t wait for next year.
This past weekend we went to Colorado to spend the weekend with Andrew. He is on Fall Break at school, which lined up nicely with his birthday. We left Des Moines on Friday, picked up Andrew, and then went to Woodland Park, which is up the hill from Colorado Springs. We spent Saturday and Sunday exploring the area and then on Monday we drove Andrew back to school and headed home.
It was great to see Andrew again and get the gang back together. We all miss having him around.
Rose is playing 8U soccer this year with West Des Moines Soccer. I am her team’s coach. Susan took a few pictures at practice tonight.
Today was RACE Day at the girls’ school. RACE stands for Run Around Crossroads Elementary.
This afternoon we went to Knoxville for a Cross Country meet for Mari and Elliot. It was finally nice, cool weather and running around the golf course in Knoxville was beautiful, but I hear it was hilly.
Our house is on a corner that is structured like a cul-de-sac. In the center of the cul-de-sac is a big pine tree that the neighborhood kids have fun playing in.
This Saturday was Valley’s Homecoming Dance. Mari and Elliot were in the parade on Thursday with the cross country crew and tonight was the dance.