Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Break 2009

For fall break this year, the boys and I hiked up to Grotto Falls. It was an easy climb, only about 3/4miles, but at least we can say we did something fun for the break.
Hunter and Noah climbed up to the top. Jake and I stayed down to catch them incase they fell. Hunter, with his "big brother" instinct, helped Noah down the mountain while I, with my mom instinct, had the camera ready for action incase he fell.
Boys are so easily entertained. Noah was totally thrilled about this snail shell he collected. What more can a little boy ask for, right?
Ummmm, Jake, you've got a little drip of Gatorade on your CHIN there.
Is it just me, or am I getting shorter? (They are almost as tall as me.)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Down by a touchdown with 54 seconds left on the clock, Noah's team moves the ball in three great plays down to the 5 yard line. Now, 12 seconds left on the clock, the sidelines were buzzing with excitement, grandma's were passing out right and left due to the anxiety.

Fast forward to Jake's game. The fifth and sixth grade superbowl, ironically the Cardinals against the Steelers. Jake has played wide receiver all year long. On third and long, the quarterback scrambles out of a mad rush and spots Jake deep in the middle of the field, a perfect pass and a spectacular catch, he takes them to the 15 yard line with 7 seconds left. But wait, there's an injury time out. Call 911! (or Mom) It's JAKE, having an Asthma ATTACK in the LAST PLAY OF THE GAME. (He must have forgotten that I promised if he made the game winning touchdown, I would buy him a WII game!)

Unfortunately, both games ended the same. The defense held their ground on the final play and no game winning touchdowns were scored. I'm so proud of my boys and my hub for the great jobs they did this season. They are all winners in my book. (of course, I'm the mom so I have to say that.)

After the games we went out for ice cream and inhalers. Sadly, CONSOLATION ice cream never tastes as good as VICOTRY ice cream. (Especially when it's ALBUTEROL flavored.)


It's that time of year again. Time for our 5th annual haunted gingerhouse party. Tonia and Taylor and their kids came over. This year Teri and Jarom joined us too. The biggest trick to this treat is to make the house before the kids eat all the candy.

I'd say Hunter was the most into it this year. He definately got those creative juices-a-flowin'.

Noah was much more interested in the HOMEMADE COTTON CANDY machine that Jarom made out of a cardboard box, a sobe lid, and some kind of wire thingys that made it run. VERY COOL! We added the cotton candy to the houses this year for the spider web effect.

Kenzie was totally the master mind behind the house. She told me what to do and was NOT happy if I did not obey.

The kids finished house. (including me)

This is Teri's finished house. She took it to her 3rd Grade Class. Lets just say, they were more than impressed...and so were the other teachers. (Teri said she's nervous because they all think she's crafty now. Little do they know, it's Tonia (the real mastermind behind the project) that makes us all look good.