Monday, November 7- Natasha had a band field trip so she missed school on Monday. They had lunch at the university of Oregon and played music (the choir sang also) at some convalescent centers.
Election Day - There has been much discussion, arguments and name-calling along with the campaigns for this presidential election. I can't say I like either of the top candidates and didn't feel good about voting for either, so Jake and I voted third party. It has been such an ugly election. Trump won the electoral votes and is now the presidential elect. There has been rioting in Portland and other parts of the country. Hopefully the next 4 years don't continue to be as ugly as the year leading up to them.
These two --
Tasha's new converse
Nov 10th - It was finally announced that Dantley got 3rd in the Goodwill Costume contest. We got a $50 Goodwill Gift card for the prize.
Our power went out at about 4:30 pm and was out until 9 or so. For a large part of that time we were out the church for activity days, scouts and mutual.
The Beehives were in charge of the combined activity. They planned a "Mormon Message" activity. Each group was assigned a theme, given a box of props and 30 minutes to come up with a skit about that message. The group I was assigned to only had one boy, and our theme was dating, so Dantley ended up acting in the skit. He was pretty cute. Jen was the narrator and talked about the do's and don'ts of dating, while the kids acted it out. At the very end she said -"Do wait until you're 16," and Dantley shrugged as everyone else shook their finger at him.
In the above picture they were demonstrating being creative and having inexpensive dates.
Natasha's group was assigned the theme - Family History. They pretended Tasha was in an accident and while she was out cold some of her ancestors came to her and asked her to do their family history work. It was pretty funny when Eric Firl pretended he was a cowboy who was struck by lightning--twice.
The third group was assigned something to do with social media maybe? It wasn't too clear. I know they had one girl dress like a grandma and come and scold everyone for being on their phones.
I guess I should learn to not leave my phone sitting around--
Nov. 11 - There was no school on Friday because it was Veteran's Day. We had some friends over and made caramel popcorn to take to a few Veterans. Meagan's family came and Erin brought a few of her kids over, but they had to leave earlier than the Allen's because her kids had art lessons. After making caramel popcorn we walked to Haapa boat launch and gathered a few river rocks Meagan wanted for her kids to paint. Then we played freeze tag and walked home.
My kids made a card for our neighbor Dennis and delivered some popcorn to him to thank him for his service.
There was a playoff game for state football that evening in Woodland. La Center won and is now in the top 8 teams in their division in the state tournament. Natasha had to go to the game to play in the band. When Jake went in to pick her up, he also picked up Deonna Grove whose parents are on an anniversary trip to Hawaii for the week. She is going to be with us all week.
November 12- We had a pretty open day which is quite unusual around here. It opened up even more when Dantley woke up sick and couldn't go to his friend Soren's birthday party. He had a headache, fever and stomach ache and started throwing up about the time we would have left for the party. He stayed in bed most of the day and the rest of us went up to the gym addition to install the tiles we had picked out to make the giant chess board. We decided to go with more marbled black and white tiles rather than just pure black and white and it looks really nice.