What a busy but fun weekend we have had! (warning: this is a very full, long post!)
Saturday morning started off with an early morning guitar lesson for Colin before we headed to North Van for a soccer game. Delbrook Park was beautiful.
We drove home and stopped for lunch and haircuts on the way. Adam had a hockey practice and then Neil took the boys out for dinner and swimming and I had some friends over for "craft night". We actually spent the first 3 hours in the kitchen eating sushi, talking and making some more spiderweb chocolates and cute cake pops. I used gingerbread cake and cream cheese icing which was very yummy.
Sunday morning we were up early for Colin's fencing competition. This is the first "Halloween Open" he has done and he has been moved up a division to Y12 so he fencing against some boys up to 2 years older than him. He had some amazing matches and ended up 5th overall. We, and his coaches, were so impressed with his tenacity and strategic play.
When we got home from fencing, the boys carved the rest of their pumpkins...they are getting crazier and more gruesome as the years go on (the pumpkins, not the boys!).
Adam had a great game- we were there to see him score the first goal of the game...which turned out to be the winning goal because his team won 8-0. I always feel so badly for the goalie when the game is so lopsided like that.
We got home and the boys opened their little halloween gifts before dinner
We had lots of trick or treaters tonight. I quite love being at the door and seeing all the neighbourhood kids. Colin had a great time out with his friends tearing up the streets. After sorting through his candy and pulling out two bags of candy to donate to shelters (an initiative at his school), the boys headed into the backyard for some fun with sparklers and glowsticks. We listened to the fireworks going off at Minoru and saw their "glow" from our backyard.
What a weekend!