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Weekly Family Highlights {9.10.18}

We had a really fun and busy week last week! Zoey celebrated her 8th birthday and Camden celebrated his 16th birthday. Zoey pretty much got a whole week birthday celebration because we had a family party on Labor Day, her school party on Friday, and then a Carowinds trip on Saturday. She’s basically living her best life right now. 

1. Maia and one of her besties had a sleepover last Sunday night since there was no school on Monday. And what sleepover would be complete without QT slushies and scary movies? 

2. My family showed up Monday afternoon to help us celebrate birthdays! We ate pizza and cake and everyone had a blast. We even got a new family picture!

3. Tyler woke up Tuesday with some huge cysts that looked infected. He had a fever and felt awful so off to the doctor we went. He has a serious staph infection and they’re culturing the fluid for MRSA. Awesome. Poor dude. He said it feels like he has the flu times 1000. But being the trooper he is he trucked off to practice Tuesday afternoon anyway. He’s on some powerful antibiotics that have unfortunate digestive side effects. 

4. The senior banners finally came in so I went over to help a couple of the other senior moms hang them up at our field. They look so good! Tyler looks fierce in his picture! Some of the other guys are all smiling and happy…then there’s my kid looking like he’s about to rip someone’s head off. Haha!

5. Matt and I went to eat lunch with Zoey on her birthday and took some of the cutest mermaid cupcakes for the class. She has such a great group of kids in her class. I just adore them! It’s so awesome to look at these adorable 2nd graders and know that these are the kids she will graduate high school with because we’re a K-12 campus. I love that!

Then after school Zoey’s bestie and her mom (who is one of my besties) took the girls out for ice cream and dinner before the home football game. They have so much fun together. I love seeing their friendship develop! They’ve been inseparable since they met at the football field in 2016. 

6. We had our first home game of senior season on Friday night and it was a doozy. The stands were packed, the cheers were loud, and our team was amazing. Tyler took a knock to the head on a kickoff return- and he doesn’t even normally play special teams but the player he replaced broke his arm in the first quarter. He’s fine, his sensor helmet didn’t alert, but with him being so sick from the staph infection and then the hit to the head the trainer kept pulling him out to check on his status. It was miserably hot even at 7:30pm so I appreciate her caution. We won the game 52-12 and Tyler got a decent amount of playing time at defensive end and a little bit at guard on offense. He got 3 solo tackles and even got a sack! Not bad for being so sick. 

7. We barely saw our other kids during the game. That’s the best part of the home games- we can let the kids roam with their friends and know they’re safe because all the parents are watching out. Maia had a whole group of her friends there as did Mason. Zoey found several of her friends to hang out with and a good time was had by all! After the game I managed to get some good pictures of Tyler with teammate and friends and of course, the other kids had to get in on the action too. 

8. On Saturday we took the kids to Carowinds for a few hours. It was Zoey’s only request for her birthday and we had a great time. The big girls took off for the roller coasters and the rest of us hit up Camp Snoopy to ride all of Zoey’s favorite rides. We did them all and she had a blast! I can’t wait to go back. Best thing we purchased this summer was season passes to Carowinds! Worth every penny if you’re local!

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