Yesterday was ultimate frisbee practice -- it rained hard, and the kids have decided they don't like playing while wet. I don't blame them! They've been really into practice in general though, they go twice a week and really look forward to it. Actually, they like sports in general, but it is hard for them to get my cooperation
as I really loathe most organized sports programs for kids. They're so serious and competitive. Childhood should be about play, not about getting them on the professional sports track.
Plus, most are so expensive! They all have to get uniforms and equipment and... geez. Ultimate frisbee is great because all you need is a pair of used cleats and a frisbee.
Oh, and another reason I like it is that it's co-ed.
We got a bunch of pumpkins from my FIL's field -- he grows melons, we pick and sell them, we are thankful for the money, but we are really tired of the work, so thank god melon season is over -- so anyway, we carved pumpkins last night even though it's a month early
heck, why not, we can always get more. The three older kids all can do their own now, and their designs are fantastic. I wish I could find my camera so I could show you guys a picture. Scott and I carved ours too. Then we picked the seeds out of the pulp (slimey!) and are going to try our hand at roasting them today.
This morning my 10-year-old isn't up yet -- he is growing like crazy, I think that's what it's about. He's not as tall as me yet, but his feet are already bigger than his papa's! Which he loves, of course. The girls are reworking their pumpkins, and my second-born is clearing off the living room table where we ate dinner last night. He has vowed to help out around the house, he wants to lighten my work load a bit. He is such a sweet boy!
Now he's headed upstairs to the landing where the video games are, to play a snowboarding game.
I think today we will probably just be around the house. I want to get some writing in, laundry and dishes need to be done, and the sun is out and I really want to get the living room windows washed before it gets cold out. Now is the time, because around here it's pretty much overcast through fall and winter and into spring. Oh, and I am going to try to get some sewing down today, too. I told the kids I would make them Halloween candy bags because I am not interested in making costumes this year. Every year they get excited about me making special costumes, but inevitably someone decides they don't like something about theirs and would rather be something else.
: So this time we're bypassing all of that and they can just be something else to begin with. But I'm still making bags because we do a lot of trick-or-treating and the little plastic store-bought receptacles are too little and cumbersome, so my son picked out some spider web and skull fabric (with red glitter eyes!) and I'm going to make shoulder bags for them.