Red ribbon week at school was sandwiched between two weekends full of fun fall activities.
On Saturday after Jake's soccer game, the kids and I met up with some friends at one of the town's other elementary schools for their annual fall festival. The kids had a blast playing games and going through a very well done haunted house (complete with a chicken exit, which I am proud to report neither of my kids utilized)
After the festival, Jadyn and I headed over to the community center where the town's annual gourd festival was being held. Not only did we get to see some amazing art, Jadyn participated in a kids craft where she got to make her very own gourd ornament.
Every year, local artists open up their home studios for people to visit on self-guided art tours. It just so happens that our neighbor across the street shows his artwork along with his mother. Joe and Jadyn wandered over there on Sunday and Jadyn came back with a beautiful wreath she had made with the neighbor using native weeds.
Here she is showing off both her gourd ornament and wreath:
Red ribbon week at school always includes fun dress up days. Tuesday was "dress as your favorite book character". Although Jadyn's favorite is probably Junie B Jones or Amelia Bedelia, she didn't want to pass up an oppoirtunity to wear her cat costume to school so she dressed as Bad Kitty. Jake showed his love for all things Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
Thursday was twin day and both kids dressed up with friends:
Friday was hero day. While there was plenty of kids dressed as superheros, I was one proud mama when both the kids said that dad was their hero and they wanted to dress as Marines.
Friday night we went to the town's annual flashlight scramble. The kids made a mad dash for candy, and had fun with their friends.
The rest of that weekend included a soccer game but with Jadyn and I both fighting colds, was otherwise low-key. When you have such a busy and fun week, it's nice to be able to kick back and relax.