Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fall happenings and a little bit of snow.

 Colt's soccer season finished up in the middle of October. He was on the same team that he has been on for the last 3 years, its such a great group of boys and he had so much fun.
 When I need a break the only one she ever really wants is her Papa. LOVE!
 My babysitter sent me this pic one morning when she had all the kids outside playing. She was so happy just to sit and watch them play.
 Friday night high school football with Papa!
 Jax had his fall preschool program and my dad came along to watch and help me out with Colbi and Case.
 Jax did so well and listens very well to instructions and doing what is right. He was very happy we were there and kept smiling and waving at us.
 Papa often stops by after his morning hunts to see the kids and show them his pheasants.
 We enjoyed a few last warm days at the park.

 Soccer finished and Colt jumped right into basketball. I must say I enjoy watching this sport so much better! He has done well for it only being his first year playing and he seems to really like it.
 This girl is keeping us on our toes, she is still not walking but she is standing on her own so its not too far off.

 We have had some cold temps come through but that does not stop us from getting outside and burning some energy.

 We also had our first snow, it was not much but enough to get out and play in it for an afternoon. I am really hoping we get some more snow this year, the boys love it and its so fun to see their excitement and play in it with them.

Next up Thanksgiving! We are looking forward to the holidays and lots of time spent together and with family.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dave's Firefighter Pinning Ceremony

Taking the oath.
Pinning my handsome man!
After over 3 months of trainings and hard work Dave graduated from the firefighting academy. He is now a volunteer firefighter and an EMT. He has worked hard to make this happen and I am so proud of him. It is something that he really loves doing and even though it means extra time away from us I know it is for a good reason. The boys love hearing the stories  we all and I must admit I find them pretty interesting as well. We all went to his pinning ceremony along with my parents and celebrated with cake afterwards.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jax's broken arm

After 5 weeks in a cast Jax's arm is healed and the cast will just be a memory. To be honest he was the easiest kid in the world to have in a cast. He never ONCE complained about it hurting him or about things he could not do because the cast was on. I could learn a thing or two from this kid! We have definitely spent quite a few hours in the doctor's office these last few weeks but the kids have been great and if nothing they have learned a little more about what it means to wait patiently.
 Waiting in the dr office.

 Dr. Hutson's office was so great about always having activities for the kids to do while we waited.
 Getting his arm prepped to have the cast removed.

 All healed up!

Friday, October 31, 2014


We had a fun Halloween this year, I love it when Halloween falls on a Friday or the weekend. The kids were all very excited to dress up and go trick or treating. We started by going to Colt's school to watch their Halloween book parade. Colt's class all dressed up as dragons which they had made themselves. Jax and Case wanted to dress up as well so they wore their ninja turtle costumes and I put Colbi in her cat costume to watch the parade. After the parade we went over to DiDi's school for a bit then came home for Jack-o-lantern pizzas and witches brew (punch) with Papa and DiDi. We headed out around 6 for trick-or-treating with our friends the Hutchison's. The kids had so much fun and were so good together. We have 8 kids between the 2 families and we brought an extra kid since Colt's friend Parker joined us as well. The weather was perfect and the kids had fun. Holidays just keep getting better around here!

 Colt dressed as a dragon in the book parade at his school.
 DiDi and Colbi.
 The kitty cats.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Klicker's Pumpkin Patch

I took the kids to Klicker's this morning, I did not have to teach today since it was conference week so we spent the morning getting flu vaccines and going to a follow-up for Jax's broken arm. I promised the kids some fun if they were good at the doctor offices and they were awesome. So we headed to Klickers to pick out pumpkins, play on the hay bales, and eat ice cream cones. It was a perfect fall day and we had fun. I love these moments with my kids, nothing else I would rather be doing. Some of the best times with them are things we do just me and them. They are such good kids and make me so happy.