Happy Monday, friends! Fair warning - you MIGHT want to have a cup of coffee before you sit down to read this post.... it's about as jam packed as our weekend was ;)
I've mentioned it before, but I'm the Student Government sponsor for Middle School - and probably my biggest duty is Homecoming. There are spirit days throughout the week, a tailgate party, Homecoming court (and elections) and then on Friday we have an entire day of activities. Entertaining 180 middle schoolers is no easy feat - so I brought in some professional help... The Power Team! ;) If you were a youth group kid in the nineties then you know EXACTLY who I'm talking about. It's really big guys who come out and do some crazy feats of strength and incorporate a motivational/spiritual message along with it.
The students didn't know that this was coming and had no clue what to expect. The guys blew up hot water bottles until they exploded...
Swung sixth graders around in the air...
... ripped phone books in half, bent steel rods and horse shoes, and crushed cans of sprite... among other things. A super cute audience member stopped by ;)
You can't scare us.... we teach middle school!!! ;) hahaha
After kickball it was time for lunch, a pep rally and a staff vs. students volleyball game. School got out and it was time to set up for the "Party with a DJ" (aka a dance... but since we have 6th graders we call it a party. hahaha #christianschoolproblems)
We went with a "country chic" theme and I had so much fun decorating...
I had a super sweet parent make this box and then we filled it with pea gravel and sternos to create a "s'mores station".
We have awesome parents who brought up tons of decor items for me to use... saddles, chalkboards, mason jars, etc.
After setting up, I rushed home just in time to see Dave for a few minutes and snap some pics of G in her SWEET little romper. I am loving transitioning some of her fall pieces into Fall with jackets and boots.
The party was 10 - 12 (there's a varsity football game that night and we like to give kids a chance to go to the game and then come hang out at the party).
Saturday morning we were up bright and early (no rest for the weary! hahaha) and the boys headed to soccer while GG and I hit up Hobby Lobby. I knew that the soccer fields were going to be CRAZY muddy after the big storms we had Friday night and G has a hard time sitting through an entire game, so we sat out of this one.
Saturday afternoon Dave headed in to work and the kiddos and I hunkered down for a relaxing afternoon. There were lots of puzzles, lots of books and some movie time as well ;)
The weather was too gorgeous to NOT be outside, so we braved some drizzle, picked up Gibi and headed to the playground.
I mean... no fear!
A run up and down the big hill and a group pic and it was time to head to the club to pick up breakfast tacos for dinner. Because I'm mom of the year like that ;)
After church and lunch I worked on grading papers until it was time to get everyone up from naps to head to our Sunday School class's Harvest Party. GG "pre-partied" sans pants with a capri sun on the table ;)
Homecoming is always a BEATING, but so much fun. I'm 100% glad it's over and am totally ready for a "normal" week at work. It's also a new grading period and I lurve a fresh start.
I promise promise promise that I'll be sharing my Halloween decor this week along with some other fun and festive posts... it's Fall y'all!!!
Have a FABULOUS day!