This is Red Ribbon week at our schools, our drug awareness week. Each day the kids are encouraged to dress up in a theme to remind them of a fight against drugs. (Kind of heavy stuff for little guys, but the dress up days are fun anyway.) Today's dress up day was crazy/mismatched socks symbolizing "Sock it to drugs." Brynne was easy. She was going to the pumpkin patch with her class today, so I just bought her two different pair of Halloween socks and she wore one on each foot. Then I just dressed her to match in a Halloween shirt, skirt, tights, boots and barrettes. But, what do you put on a little boy? It's not as though Eli has funky socks! He's kind of a whitey-tighty with plain white ankle socks type of kid. I found him some Air Walk long basketball knee socks, with different colored stripes across the top. He wore them with basketball shorts and and a zip up hoodie. He wasn't real excited, but wore it anyway.
Then Brynne's class went to the pumpkin patch here in town. They went on a hayride, took pictures, picked out a small pumpkin, had a snack, heard stories, did a craft, played a game and ran through a couple of mazes. But, the highlight was riding the school bus! I could have taken her home with me after the pumpkin patch, but she wanted to ride the bus back to school and have me pick her up there.
I bought a couple of pumpkins for Kyndal and Dawson to carve (because they have complained every year that I never let them carve our pumpkins!) After belly-aching about how much work it was to clean them out and carve them (teenagers .. humph!), they finally finished them. We don't carve pumpkins very often, huh?
Brynne drew a pumpkin patch with sidewalk chalk.
Eli played video games in the house and finished off Sunday's donuts.
And finally ... I bought this today.
"What is it", you ask? Well, you'll have to wait to find out! This was just a little teaser to keep you coming back for more!!