November in Review


It’s hard to believe that today is the last day of November.  The month just flew by!  Since November was so busy, I thought that I’d do a quick review of happenings this month.

The kids had several days off of school in the beginning of the month for Election Day, Veterans Day and Parent-Teacher Conferences.


On Veterans Day my son helped place flags on the gravestones of Veterans buried at our local cemetery and both of the kids participated in our local Veterans day parade and ceremony with their Girl Scout troop and Cub Scout pack.

The Weekend Chef started his new job (which is so far, off to a great start!).


I went ice skating with my daughter for a community Girl Scout event while my husband and son went hiking and engaged in other outdoor activities with his Cub Scout pack.  The Weekend Chef and my son also did another hike later in the month with just the Cub Scout den.

My son played his last soccer game of the season this month as well as started basketball practice.

Supper Club Pizza Night

We had our monthly supper club, with this month’s theme being pizza.  We also got to engage in additional adult conversation when we went to a friend’s house for dinner.  The kids played and watched a movie while we got to converse!

My daughter auditioned for the 3rd and 4th grade school musical, Annie.  She finds out tomorrow what part she got.  She also participated in the 3rd and 4th grade gym show, doing circus arts (juggling scarves and using diabolo sticks) and the dance show (The Evolution of Dance).

Every Kid In A Park

We used our daughter’s Every Kid In a Park pass for the first time and visited the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park.

Pretzel Making

I went on a class trip with my daughter to Madden Outdoor Education Center where she made a Jacob’s Ladder, a homemade candle and a pretzel with hand-churned butter.  The kids all brought apples to make pressed apple cider as well.

Thanksgiving Pie

We drove down to Maryland to visit my sister and her family who hosted Thanksgiving.  My kids loved getting to see their younger cousins, whom they don’t get to see a lot.  We enjoyed great food and spending time with family!

United for the Troops

My daughter and I helped sort and pack boxes to send overseas to the troops with United for the Troops, as part of her troop service project.

Christmas Tree

We put up our Christmas tree and decorated the house!

What a November!  We are super excited for December, which looks like another jam-packed month of food, family and fun!