Thursday, October 29, 2009


The boys and I decided to carve up some pumpkins. The enthusiasm was great until Luke decided the insides of a pumpkin felt yucky. So Carter became in charge of the cleaning, Luke picked out the designs, I carved and Brayden supervised.

We made a mess. My carving skills included random bits of pumpkin flying across the room. The pumpkin insides stuck to every one's clothes and we finished.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall Treats

While the pumpkin bread was baking.

We sat on the porch, enjoyed a beautiful fall day and nibbled on caramel apples.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Let the wild rumpus start!

Well we did it. We took 18+ 1st graders to the movies for Carter's birthday. The historic Tally Ho theather hosted us with a party room, balcony and the movie Where the Wild Things Are. Carter had a blast. All the kiddos, pizza, lots of popcorn, candy, cake...a recipe for fun (or diaster). They all sat, for the most part and enjoyed the movie.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Corn Maze Time

Carter has been asking and asking about the corn maze.
A local farm has a large corn maze and other fall activities. The boys were so excited to go. The maze has 10 posts to direct you and make sure you are going the right direction. You are given a series of questions to read at each post to help you decide which direction to go.

We jumped and jumped on a massive jumping pillow.
Carter and Luke road a cow train.
Then shot corn with a corn blaster.

Went for a pony ride.

Brayden was there, tolerating it all (can't you see how thrilled he is to be there).

We had a great time and we had to top it all off with some hot chocolate and caramel apples. The boys tried out some tractors, checked out lots of farm animals and even a pig race.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Carter is 7

Carter is seven years old!

I cannot believe it.

Let me tell you a little something about my first born. He is sweet and compassionate. A perfectionist. A leader, in just about everything he does. Helpful and thoughtful. He loves school, animals, maps, sports, outdoors, math (counting $) and his brothers.
When he grows up he wants be a zoologist or a toy designer.
Happy Birthday to Carter!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Luke's Big Goal

Soccer season has been underway. Jeremy as the coach. Luke playing up with Carter's team. Carter has scored goals throughout the season and has been doing really well.
Luke only being 4 years old playing with 6-7 year olds, has been keeping up really well. In fact, other than his size, you would not know him to be that much younger. He has been right in the mix (pushing, kicking, running) to get the ball.

Well this weekend, it happened. Luke broke away from the group with the ball (picture below). He dribbled right up to the goal and SCORE! He was so excited, he did a little dancing, fist pumps and finger pointing (Saturday night fever style) to celebrate.