Here are some odds and ends to wrap up October.
Layton and I went to have lunch with Hannah at school one day.
I found Layton like this one day. Just too tired to keep playing.
We had the kids' Parent/Teacher conferences. They were both really good. Lincoln's teacher shared this with us and said that not too many 2nd graders use explanation points in their writing, but he did. She was very pleased with how he is doing and we were over the moon!!!
His story makes me smile. The "dudu duuu!!!" cracks me up.
We had a Life Group fellowship night at the Lee's. It was perfect weather and all the kids played in the backyard and had so much fun.
Layton had a fall party at his school. I love his teacher. He is always coming home saying the cutest things that he learns. One day he came home counting to three in French. :-)
Layton had to have some little warts removed. I took him to our pediatrician and he put this cream on them to numb them. Then we had to come back in an hour and he used a little tool to basically cut them off. Layton was a real tropper!
I went and hung out with Lincoln at school when he got to go to a Brian and Terry Kinder concert. They play and sing music and teach lessons at the same time. It is a cute show.
Hannah came home telling us that they were going to start a Student Council for the 4th and 5th grades at school. They could pick an office to run for if they wanted. I was pleasantly surprised when she said she wanted to do it. She decided to run for Secretary. They were allowed to hang up 2 posters and could pass out fliers if they wanted. Then, later they had to give a little speech in front of the 4th and 5th grades. She had her friend Brynna come over one Saturday and they worked on making posters. This is what Hannah came up with. Love it!
The morning of her speech her daddy left her this note. It was so sweet. He ended up surprising her and coming to hear her.
Here is her speech. We were so proud of her. She didn't bat an eye about getting up in front of everyone and doing it. She can really surprise me sometimes. I love her confidence.
And the best part was she won!!!! She was so excited!!!
October was a crazy busy month. On top of what I mentioned above, I had a garage sale with my friend Stacey here at our house. I made $484 which was awesome. The best part, though, was getting rid of a lot of junk and clearing out our attic!! We went to Disney this month, celebrated Hannah's birthday, and Hannah and Kris went to a Tween Rally at church. Kris helped with it and dressed up as an old man. I wish I had a picture of him. He went to Goodwill and bought this ancient looking suit. He is so silly. He really put on a show. Also this month I was able to go on a GALS retreat with some friends from church. We do this twice a year. We go up to near Greer's Ferry and stay at the Woods' lakehouse. We just enjoy eating and talking. It is always great for me to get away for one night and do this with friends.