2. My mom reminded me that 12 years ago we had another blizzard-type condition during this October week -- my brother was giving his Masters' recital, and my cousins were flying in to hear him. They made it, but Pina Blvd was a mess, and although the recital still went on, it was cold and sparsely attended. It wasn't as bad as this blizzard, but it was still snow -- in October.
3. I took the kiddos to a haunted house last night. It was in their classmates' basement. D wasn't scared at all; E and her friends were quite frightened. No nightmares, though. The daughter is in D's grade; the son in E's class. It was fun to see all the 2nd/K kid groupings.
4. Halloween parties gallore, today! E's is in the morning, and D's is right before the end of the day. I'll be at both (as will E); I'm the yearbook person for my kids' classrooms. Hope I don't forget my camera!
5. I mentioned on FB but not here -- E and D both entered an art competition at school. It's put on by the district, and each year there's a different theme. We've not done it before, but I knew E would like it -- so D joined too. The theme was 'Beauty is...' -- and E moved on to districts! I think she's the only Kindergartener who did, and the judges didn't actually know her age (they're grouped in clusters -- K-2, 3-5, 6). It was tough for D, at first, to accept that his little sister did better than he did, but we've talked about how even Grammy (who's won a number of art competitions) still doesn't win every time. Here are my favorites of their entries -- which one do you think belongs to each?
Happy Halloween weekend!