Spirit Week!

Friday, October 30, 2015

This was Spirit Week at Flint, leading up to our Fall parties yesterday and Homecoming tonight, so needless to say it was kind of amazing. We have a LOT of school spirit! 

1. Monday was Spirit Day, ending with a pep rally for the whole school. I love our little pep rallies! All of the grammar school kiddos get so enthusiastic and have so much fun doing stuff with the big kids. Aaron loves planning and running these things (no joke, and I can't imagine enjoying directing a hundred shrieking children, but he really does. Extroverts will always be a mystery to me!) and he did a great job. We had a water balloon toss, a push-up contest, a class spirit contest, the kids got to mummify their teachers, the cheerleaders performed the awesome half-time routine they've been working on, and then the whole thing just kind of turned into a school-wide dance off.

2. Tuesday was Pajama Day for the grammar school and Tacky Day for the upper school. Pajama Day is my girls' favorite thing in the whole world, mostly because if they had it their way they would ALWAYS wear robes and fuzzy slippers to school.

Aaron and I had fun with Tacky Tuesday, but my homeroom class regretted not embracing it enough so I took them on a field trip to my costume workroom and let them tacky it up during our Christian Studies class first thing in the morning.

3. Wednesday was Pink Out Day, which needless to say did not put any kind of strain on our wardrobes here at the Hallford house!

I made the mistake of using some of the girls' hair chalk and now my longing for pink highlights is nearly impossible to repress.

4. And of course on Thursday we had our Fall parties so the theme was Halloween costumes! 

Avalon and Lainey's classes have been studying ancient Egypt, so when they were playing in my workroom and found the women's ensemble costumes I made for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat a few years ago, they HAD to be Egyptian princesses. I let Phoebe pick what she wanted from our dress-up trunk, and she knew she wanted to be Tinkerbell before I even had the thing fully open.

5. The grammar school students always come trick-or-treating in the upper school first thing, and we LOVE getting to see all of the little cuties in their costumes! 

6. The upper school students have their parties at the end of the day...we gorged on the amazing treats that the moms sent and voted on costumes and pumpkin carvings!

7. I also managed to pass out all the Homecoming mum orders before the end of the day, which looked hilarious combined with Halloween costumes.

(Miss Katie might just have been my favorite...she looks like a Goth homecoming princess! I'm pretty sure you could find the plot of an entire YA novel in this picture without even really trying.)


  1. What a super fun week!! I would totally go for the pink highlights!

  2. What a fun week! That last line... You totally could!


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