Monday, October 29, 2012

Another Fall Saturday

 We had another busy, busy day, but we got to get started a little later this week.  I dropped Sophie off at ballet at 10 and made it to JC's 10:15 game.

He's doing better every week and scored twice during this game and pulled his first flag.

We were freezing after his game so we went to eat Mexican food and warm up with some tortilla soup.  When Sophie got out of ballet it was time to head back to the field for his afternoon game that was a makeup from one of the rainy Saturdays.
 DeeDee came down for this game.  Brian had a meeting in Abilene so she joined him and got to sneak away for a few hours to visit us.
 The boys were super tired by this point and this is what much of the game looked like, although he did pull another flag.
The kids were so sad DeeDee couldn't stay long but since it was Uncle Brian's birthday we let her go back to him
I cheered them up with some Halloween festivities in the evening.
 Pumpkin Carving
 Mummy Meatloaf
Vampire Cupcakes
and a Alvin and the Chipmunks Halloween movie.
 I obviously need to sweep my walk!
 They look cheered up.  Don't be fooled - JC was in tears moments later.  So tired!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Red Ribbon Week

 "Winners Don't Do Drugs"
Team Shirt Day

 "Put Drugs to Sleep"
PJ Day

 RED Day
 "I'm too Bright to do Drugs!"
Sunglasses Day (and picture day)
"I'm too Smart for Drugs!"
Nerd Day

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Football Pics

Connor's grandmother took these great pictures of JC last Saturday during the football game.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pumpkin Day 2012

While I should have let the tradition die this year, I just couldn't let go of it.  I started Pumpkin Day when we moved here in 2006.  Sophie was 2 and I was pregnant with JC.  Our days were long and Pumpkin Day was a fun way to fill a long Saturday.  We've had fun doing it every year, but fast forward to 2012 and I couldn't find a Saturday to squeeze it in.  So instead of letting it go like a sane person would the kids and I had Pumpkin Day on Sunday.  It didn't include Daddy this year but the 3 of us had fun.

 We started out our day with pumpkin bread.  I had to really think about my menu this year with the change in our eating habits.  The kids loved the pumpkin bread though.
 After breakfast we watched It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.
 After church we made pizzas.
 The finished product!
 After naps we rode our bikes over to Sierra Vista's pumpkin patch.

For dinner it was pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon and brown sugar on top.  We are pumpkined out!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Fall Weekend

We've had a very busy, but great weekend so far.  On Friday John Curtis got to go on a field trip with his class to a local pumpkin patch.  He asked Taylor to come along.

On Friday night we drove out to Paint Rock where our staff missionaries are based.  They had just finished up a water drilling course and some of our friends were in from Ethiopia.  The kids love going out there and the weather was perfect.

 Cotton speeding by as far as you can see

 Blocking the road - one reason we love Paint Rock!

JC loves it out there for this reason!

We came home with two happy, exhausted kids and a very happy dog.
We were up bright and early Saturday for another flag football game and Nutcracker practice.  John Curtis scored his first touchdown so we were all very excited! I thought I would be cool and film with my new phone instead of my old reliable flip camera.  Unfortunately due to the sun I couldn't see my screen at all so I got horrible video that my family mocked. I guess he'll just have to do it again!
We spent the afternoon at Buffalo Wild Wings watching the Aggie game and running to and from a birthday party, and then it was time for our friends' Halloween party.
 Our mouse and dragon.  So thankful JC wanted to be Dragon again this year after all the work Taylor put into it!

 Mummy wrapping

Fun day!