1. Dan headed back to Seattle on Wednesday and he will be there until next Wednesday. I am keeping my fingers and my toes crossed that he makes it home on Wednesday with no delays or issues. I will not be a happy camper if Daddy isn't home for Thanksgiving! And to boot, he thinks he may have to turn right around and fly back out there the day after Thanksgiving. Keeping everything crossed that he can at least stay home for the weekend before going back.
2. The painters are coming this morning to paint all the trim downstairs! This makes me very happy because the trim is a bit of a mess and the thought of trying to paint it myself was really stressing me out. Trim is not easy to paint without making a huge mess so I'm leaving it to the professionals.
3.We have two October Glory maple trees in our front yard. Meaning they are supposed to be in all their glory in October. Well, someone forgot to mention that to our trees but they finally turned red halfway through November!
4. Peter has a basketball game on Saturday and Confirmation class on Sunday but other than that we don't have much to do. And I'm glad! The kids have had a bunch of homework lately (who am I kidding? they always have a bunch of homework) so I'm ready for a relaxing weekend.
5. Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7 spent one morning this week at the Ronald McDonald house putting together luminary kits. This is one of the biggest fundraisers for the Ronald McDonald house and they take volunteers to help put the kits together. Our school sends these grades every year to help out.
Here are a few pictures from the morning...
|Sarah and Gabi and Margaret|
|The kids take sand from a giant pile outside and fill plastic bags. Then they put the sand and the candles in another bag to make a kit. People buy the kits and use them to line their driveways during Christmas.|
|Our Lady of Mercy 6th and 7th grade!|
7. And speaking of Veteran's Day. Our school always has a little celebration. All the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts wear their uniforms and participate in a flag ceremony at the opening of school and lead everyone in to Mass. All the veterans are recognized and then they have refreshments for them afterwards. There's also a slide show with pictures of all the parents and grandparents who are veterans and all the kids make cards that are sent to local veteran organizations.