Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Halloween 2017

This year Halloween was stress free because we picked out the costumes in August before the craziness of the fall commenced. Hopefully, that cycle will repeat itself!

Presenting our crew: a fierce dragon + a stunning fairy godmother + a tiny, but strong T-Rex + a super sweet strawberry

The Sunday before Halloween we went to a trunk-or-treat at a neighborhood church. The kids got to play games, get candy, have their face painted and bounce in the bounce houses. It was the perfect atmosphere for a low stress kids event.

On Halloween night we walked around the neighborhood for trick-or-treat. It was golden hour when we went outside so I had to snap a few pictures...some turned out better than others ;)

It was pretty chilly on Halloween night, but our little strawberry did a great job rolling around the neighborhood.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cheer Camp

A few weeks ago Nora got to participate in the Broncho cheer camp. She was super excited for the day camp. She was a little more apprehensive about the 2 performances (round up for her peers and the half time show at the high school football game).

In the end she did great! She enjoyed it, but thankfully I don't think it's her passion ;)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Soccer Season

Another soccer season is in the books! Because of their ages Sawyer and Nora were on different teams this year. I helped coach Nora's 5&6 year old team. Nora was aggressive and hustled hard. She would typically score 1 or 2 goals a game. And of course she still rocked a skirt on the field!

Sawyer played in the 7&8 year old division. He really impressed us with his ball handling skills and his speed. He tends to over analyze the situation, but towards the end of the season his aggressiveness started to emerge. He also enjoyed playing goalie for the 1st time this season!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

iPhone Unload {October 2017}

 Pictures (top to bottom, L to R): this is how she rolls, so many decisions, when you have to pee, this is how he rolls, is the helmet for safety or just because he's cute?, she loves her some noodles, chilling at her siblings soccer game, Jubs and Evy chilling in the camping chairs, shin guards on ready for the game coach!


Pictures (top to bottom, L to R): when did Nora become a teenager?; when in Austin, TX for a 1 day work trip you find good tacos and eat cupcakes from an airstream trailor; Kolter cutie; in her happy place...making a mess; science museum fun during fall break; when your teacher paints your face to look like Superman your eyebrows will get dyed a nice shade of red and yellow; toothless Sawyer (currently he has 5 missing teeth ;)

Monday, November 6, 2017

Football Fun {October 2017}

A recap of the fall football fun in October.

During most football games the big kids play in the bounce house or run around with friends while I try to corral this little one. She loves a snack ;)

On October 7th SNU took on Southern Arkansas at home. Southern Arkansas took the early lead and never looked back though SNU did stay within striking distance. They just couldn't pull ahead. The final score was 15-27 with SNU losing.

We had a rare Thursday night game where SNU took on Ouachita Baptist at home. The Crimson Storm took the early lead and went into the locker room at half time with the lead. However, the Storm did not fare well in the 2nd half and they lost the game 14-21.

Most games Sawyer stays busy at the bounce house, but this particular game he was enthralled with the video guy. Thankfully, the video guy was very patient and even allowed Sawyer to "help."

On October 21st SNU travelled to Arkansas to take on the University of Arkansas-Monticello. It was a night game that turned into a late night game when there was a 2 hour rain delay in the 2nd quarter. Prior to the rain delay it was a back and forth contest as the teams traded scoring drives. However, after the lengthy rain delay and offensive line injuries sustained at the beginning of the game the Crimson Storm began to falter. They lost 23-35.

Perks of being a coaches kid...wearing the headset after the game.

The final game of October pitted SNU against Northwest Oklahoma St. at home. SNU took the early lead and held on throughout the game. There were a few scary moments at the end of the game (i.e. an interception and a special teams fumble) and they tied the game. Then on the ensuing kick-off the Crimson Storm ran the ball all the way down the field for a 93 yard touchdown! After a defensive stop and a few offensive first downs they ran the clock out for a 44-37 victory! Papa and Mema were also in town for the game. It was the first home win of the season and the first SNU game Randy had attended!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Field Trips Galore

October was the month of field trips! All 3 school age kids had a fun outing, so Mommy tagged along.

First up, Kolter and his preschool class visited a local pumpkin patch. Kolter LOVED all of the farm animals and even petted a cow, horse, goat and bunny. And if you know my children you realize what a huge accomplishment that is!

Figuring out the corn maze. Then we came upon a huge slide and he convinced me to join him for a ride or 2. This kid makes every situation more fun!

His favorite part was the pony rides.

Next up Nora and her kindergarten class went to the zoo!

The little brothers tagged along and lead the way. Bless them and their "map reading"

Nora was super excited to pet the sting rays.

The little guys climbing the bamboo ;)

The carousel is always a hit and apparently the big cats are a favorite around our house.

Sawyer's 1st grade trip to the pumpkin patch rounded out our field trip extravaganza
He got to take a hay ride, pick out a pumpkin from the "patch" (i.e. a few pumpkins they dumped from a box into a field...not the real patches like we had in OH), play on the playground, jump on the air pillows and ride a train.
Evy tagged along too!

We also had Sawyer's friend come along with us and he was too sweet. Evy loved him and he was always concerned about Sawyer's safety ;)