Monday, October 27, 2014

Garrett's Final Football Game

Following the game, just a "little" wet and muddy!
A week ago Saturday night, we closed the Flag Football season with a very wet, chilly game. It rained the whole way through the game, and it was cold, but that didn't dampen the spirits of the players. Garrett ended up with a touchdown and an extra point reception and his team finished with a win 25-12. It was a great season and the kids learned lots about football fundamentals once again. Thanks to the coaches and those that worked to pull this together!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Simple Fall Decoration

As I watch my niece, she helped decorate my home for fall, but she wanted some decorations for her house too! So she and I began a couple of things for "her house." So our first project was the "Leaf Garland." I had some fun foam leaves in fall colors. So we took those leaves and pieces of colored drinking straws and she strung them on to a piece of yarn. So that she could have a "Leaf Garland"

We did work on a repeating pattern, of leaf -straw-leaf plus we also laid out a color pattern of brown orange green red. This was also a great activity for fine motor skills while she is threading through those holes and straw pieces.

Our supplies

Our completed garland


Monday, October 6, 2014

Beginning of Marching Band Season

Well from the fair we headed right back to school( or so it seemed) and Robert has decided to stick with the marching band for another year (Yeah!) During the annual Horsethief Day celebrations they had the opportunity to show off their new uniforms to the hometown crowd. And they do look sharp! But Robert has grown some which makes it more difficult to pick him out when he is on the field. They are playing "Happy" "Best Days of My Life" and "Let it Go" for a young group with a lot of 7th and 8th graders they are definitely improving. The band has over 75 members this year which is just awesome. After a few games and Homecoming and a joint performance with the Clarion Area Band  it was off to Autumn Leaf Festival last weekend. So here are a few pictures of this first part of the season.
Horsethief Parade

Combined bands with Clarion Area

ALF Parade

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Garrett's Flag Football Season

Garrett has been playing flag football again this year, but his team hasn't been doing really well, but the kids are having fun. Garrett had a touchdown, an extra point and a couple of flags pulled this past Saturday- so the team is improving and they were able to keep it really close the first half, but in the end they lost again.

Yes it got cold for this game!