Thursday, October 20, 2011

Homecoming and Enough Already!

First a cold, then strep throat, and finally (if that wasn't enough), stomach flu! After a trip to the ER for a couple of liters of fluid and a bunch of anti nausea meds, I finally felt like I was going to live. The last 6 weeks have been tough on me :} My husband and teens have to this point been spared except for Matthew's bout of Tonsillitis. Let's hope it stays that way!

Last Friday, before all the sickness started, was Homecoming. Homecoming (for those not familiar) is a celebration including spirit week, a parade, bratwurst tent, float building, crowning of the new Homecoming Princess, Prince, Queen, and King, and culminating with a dance for the high schoolers. Many Alumni return to socialize with friends and revisit their glory days :)

Unfortunately the weather forecast was grim. It began to sprinkle off & on during the parade.

Mimi was ready in her new Sock Monkey hat :)

The band played a rousing rendition of the fight song!

Beautiful flags...and Madison :)

The JV football team and my son with his goofy grin.

Noah throws candy and cheeses it up!

Mr. & Miss Hartford

The Senior float

Off With Their Heads!

JV Cheerleaders

Not sure about this one :) Can you believe I didn't get a picture of the Freshman float! My own son's class (bad Mom)! He swears it was there but I have my doubts. If anyone has a pic, I'd love to see it :)

Varsity Cheerleaders

Wind, rain, & thunderstorms were all predicted and we had a little of everything including something extra...hail! Here is the beautiful sunset prior to the rain.

The Junior Band holds the flag for the National Anthem

Our last little bit of blue sky before it started raining :(  Rain delay for 1 hour due to lightning = very antsy kids! They finally resumed the game but played the last 3 quarters continuously and did the coronations after the game. This Mom was too tired and had to work the next day so she went home!

My one pitiful football photo. The lighting was terrible and my attention kept wandering...what can I say?! They won 62-0

Superfan Julia :}}

After the storm

Waiting for the next touchdown

We saw lots of fireworks, after every touchdown and a finale at the end! Unfortunately my pics are all blurry.

Time to go home with my favorite flute player :) Matthew was off to the dance. I can safely say a good time was had by all (except for the opposing team, sorry guys)!


Steffanie said...

So many great photos! Looks like a great time!
I was just going through some of your older posts and you have a lot of items out for publication! Looks like you have found your way in---congratulations and way to go, Girl! I always knew you work would be noticed ;-)

Stacia said...

I love the photo from before the storm....What great colors!!