Friday, October 31, 2014

Masquerade in the Village 2014

Another amazing Masquerade in the Village this year for Halloween.  The historic Waterford village decorated, streets closed and lots of people.  We started with a dinner at our house before everyone filled up on candy.
Houses decorated more than you could even fathom.  The school decorated a house for each grade based on the story book theme.
K - Pete the Cat
1 - Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
2 - Scaredy Squirrel
3 - Charlotte's Web
4 - Land of Stories - The Wishing Spell
5 - The Borrowers

Luke is in 4th grade and the fourth grade house was simply amazing.  We are so blessed to have some ridiculously talented fourth grade parents. 
Then more houses decorated, some fun with the outdoor movie and others did a haunted house (Luke was not up for this one since he was not a fan of it last year).
And to end the night, one must sort all the candy.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trunk or Treat

The first event to kick of the fun fall activities.  Off to a Trunk or Treat, hosted at Purcellville Baptist.  Boys having fun (although Luke had to leave early for football practice, thus the football uniform for his costume).

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Newsboys Concert

For Carter's birthday he received tickets to see the Newsboys in concert.  After watching the movie, God's Not Dead.  I got in a discussion with the boys about the Newsboys, trying to tell them they were a real group and they already knew a lot of their music.  Going actually see them was going to be great (we had the crew download the bands' music before the concert so they would know lots of the songs)!

I loaded up 5 boys and headed to Woodstock, VA.  Not very close to where we live so we packed coolers with subs and lots of snacks.  Loaded in the movie, God's Not Dead (not that they watched it, they were too excited for their first concert).
We finally arrived and it was packed, line wrapped around the building to get in.  Once we found our seats, the boys were ready.  First band was 7eventh Time Down, then out came Family Force 5 (a crazy group but the boys loved it).  A brief break and it was time for the Newsboys.
It was an absolute blast.  The boys were up singing, dancing, laughing and being oh so cool, praising God.  I had just as much fun watching the concert as I did watching them.
Chainsaw with some of the stage guys
We finally made it home around 11:00 p.m., well worth the trip!
 Would you believe that when I was in middle school, my first concert was DC Talk and the Newsboys?!  That is quite a long time ago...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

End of the Football Season,almost

Luke's team finished up their season games today, not the best season record but a great group of boys.  His playoffs start next weekend.
Carter's team finished the season games in 2nd place, unfortunately they lost in first round of playoffs.  Carter has an amazing defensive games, lots of tackles but really upset the season in done.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Making treats

Brayden's respite worker also teaches a no-bake recipe class for an afterschool program.  Carter and Luke (sometimes Brayden) get to try the construction of the treat before she does it with her class.  They have no problem helping make (and then eat) these treats!