I am Eden's room mom so I was in charge of the party. Luckily I have had a few years experience so I delegated pretty much everything. All I had to do was show up and bring some foamie stickers.
That night my sister's ward had a chili cook off and trunk or treat.
We enjoyed the festivities...
Notice how Aric didn't dress up this year? Yeah I'm bugged about that. In fact I am bugged that out of all of my friends and family, I am the only adult that dressed up, or ever does. An Old Navy "Happy Halloween" t-shirt does not count....I repeat DOES NOT COUNT!
However crazy hair, funky tights/socks, and black fingernail polish TOTALLY count!
Saturday morning Eden had her last soccer game of the fall season. She could hardly walk do to the shin splints she was experiencing but with some physical therapy from Papa Joe and some encouragement from mom and dad she was in the game.
That night Camden was feeling pretty sick so he stayed back with my mom while Aric, Joe and I took the girls trick or treating.
Eden was still nursing her shin splints so Aric helped her out...
We have some pretty fun neighbors...
Sunday was quiet, sort of...I kept the girls home because of their coughs and Camden was still sick, so Aric and I took turns going to church. The thing is the girlies really could have gone, they were making me crazy with all their tattle tailing. I was so happy to get out of the mad house!
I had Young Women's in Excellence which has consumed a lot of my time but it turned out great. I was in charge of decorations, the armor, the punch and I had to give a talk! I know that Heavenly Father gave me just enough energy to get through that night because when I woke up this morning I could hardly move or breathe. I got the cold germ that I tried so hard to avoid.
I know there are a few of you who also serve in the YW's program who read my blog, so I thought I would share...Our theme was putting on the armor of God.
Each girl shared a goal/experience that they have recently passed off. They told how that experience helped her strengthen her armor.
Then she would put a piece of the armor on our model...
Early we had taken pictures of the girls doing things that strengthen their armor...praying, reading scriptures, going to church, etc...then we put them on shields that they took home. The shield said, "Have you put on your armor today?"
I love serving these young women! They are precious, and worth every minute of the time that I gave in preparation. I truly get more out of teaching them, they get from me.