We’re having a sleepover here, so while I have a lot of news from today; this is going to be as condensed as possible because I have some cuddling and Halloween movies to get to with Michael – and with Rowen and Tim; since they’re spending the night here too.
It’s been a cloudy fall day, but we haven’t had more than a few drops of rain; and the temperature was in the low sixties for our first day of the fall festival. We had a fun morning with Tai Chi and getting ready for our school day at the festival; we were only at school long-enough to get ready to head for the park; and then it was time to play! Michael and I took a turn with helping the Kindergarten class, so we got to play for several hours with Ethan, Ehlana, Aiden, and Sophia; we then had our first shift of the weekend at the fundraiser booth for the marching band at lunchtime; and followed that up with an afternoon of fun with Rowen, Tim, and a group of our friends. We won some prizes; went on all of our favorite thrill rides at least twice; and generally had a blast until it was time for us to head for the school to get ready for the football game.
We played against Mount Pleasant today, and before I get to the game news; I’ll mention that they came to town early and spent the day at the festival too. They aren’t normally one of the schools that come to the festival, but this football game gave them the chance to do that while also bringing a lot of fans with them for the game.
Okay, I’m supposed to be making this quick; so let’s get to the football game report.
A bit too quick? ;^)
We won by a score of fifty-four to forty-four, and if you think that makes this our toughest game so far this season; you’re right about that. Our team came out fast; built a quick lead; and then Mount Pleasant fought back right to the end of the game. We only had a three-point lead late in the fourth quarter, and Mount Pleasant was giving it all they had to finish off the comeback; but Michael put an end to that attempt with a rather amazing interception and defensive touchdown that gave us the two-score lead and wrapped up the win for our team. Michael, Tim, and Lucas had two touchdowns each plus the four touchdowns that we had to settle for while Mount Pleasant was pushing hardest for the comeback, but while we gave up a lot of points too; I’ll add that Mount Pleasant earned every one of those points with really good plays. The difference tonight was that we had two or three more really good plays than they did. Along with the early lead; that was really all that separated two really good teams.
I haven’t mentioned the cheerleading or marching band action, and I think that I’ll just skip it. We had a lot of fun; our fall festival half time routines for both the squad and band were a hit with the game spectators; and that’s pretty much it. With the festival in full swing, the post-game festivities were short-lived; we wrapped up at the school as quickly as possible; and then we headed for the park and the teen dance already in progress. Michael and I spent some time with our families first; danced for a while; and then made one last round of the thrill rides before the midway closed for the night. We were with Rowen and Tim for that; and then I brought all three of them home with me for the night.
Ethan and Ehlana have Naomi and Aiden here too, but they were already in bed and sleeping by the time we got home. Mom and Dad are still working in the office; but that’s mostly because Dad needs to do more work whenever he can so that he can play with our family and friends during the next two days. As I mentioned already, we’re going to have a cuddle and movie time next; there’s a good chance that we won’t get much sleep; and I’m okay with that plan even though Michael and I need to be at the Inn early to help with the breakfast buffet. We’ll survive the lack of nap time because I’ll figure out a way to take care of any healing we need to make up for that; but I’ll update you on that with the next report.
For now, I have more fun to get to now, and I’m already the last to get to the lounge; so, until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!