I've had someone home (sick) with me all but one day in the past two weeks and I thought to myself tonight that maybe I'd see if I had any pictures on the camera to see what else has been going on:
A few years ago Steven went trick-or-treating with his friends and at the end of Halloweening they sorted through their candy and decided that since they weren't going to eat the Coffee Crisps they'd use them as weapons instead. Thus began the Halloween Coffee Crisp War. Carmen went out trick-0r-treating with the next generation of essentially the same group this year (younger brothers of Steven's friends) as well as Steven's friends who still trick-or-treat (Steven does not - he wants the candy but is way too old to go out in a costume begging for it). Coffee Crisp Warfare now includes the making of forts before the battle begins (maybe it always did), dividing into teams, and then the mini chocolate bars are hurled back and forth. Carmen was a casualty this year, taking a hit to her eye. When she came home Steven was very interested to know who had done the damage (his friend Triton) and I thought I saw a glimmer of older brother protectiveness, but I'm happy to report Triton didn't get punched in the eye himself at recess over the incident.
By Tuesday Carmen's eye was still a little red, but much better. Better enough to learn how to knit with the laurels. She came wandering into our room where we were working and asked if we would show her how. Jaclyn had just learned that night and muttered something about watch Carmen learn faster than she did. Carmen heard her and predicted she'd learn 20% faster. Which she did.
Carmen is now knitting a pot-holder for a senior sister in our ward.
Steven is lined up in the bottom right hand corner.
Football came to an end on Saturday. The boys lost in the city championship, which means they won't be moving on to provincials. Bummer. However, later on Saturday night Steven's hockey team won their game with him scoring two of the goals, which certainly put the football loss into perspective.
On a related subject Chloe just had a conversation with Ken this week about baseball being over, but professional football is still going strong, which overlaps with hockey and then baseball begins again. She wasn't too happy to discover that TV sports are a never ending thing. Poor girl - I know how she feels.