Sunday, September 27, 2009

Go Foxes!

Seth had his first soccer game yesterday. He started out great, kicking and running and smiling, until he realized that he wasn't going to get a goal EVERY TIME. Apparently, soccer is no fun for Seth unless he actually kicks it in the goal.

So, in protest of how "everyone else is cheating", he decided to have a stand-in in the middle of the field. Thing is, he was REALLY GOOD when he decided to try!

Oh, well. We have some life lessons to teach, I suppose!


Friday, September 25, 2009

My advice to new parents...

Never turn your back. Even for 5 minutes.

update--- by the way, WHY in the WORLD does Crayola make markers that are NOT WASHABLE?! Seriously. come on.

Star Wars in Concert

We just got tickets to go see Star Wars in Concert. Just check out the video on the website.

I can't tell you how excited we are... it is a perfect show for our family. Kurt and I will be stoked to hear the symphony play such incredible music, and the kids get to watch Star Wars stuff!

Cool, huh?!





Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Soccer Seth!

Seth has started soccer! He had his first practice with The Foxes the other night! Look at the determination in his face!

a MAZE ing

While we were visiting family down in the mountains, we went to an INCREDIBLE farm with an enormous, and rather difficult, corn maze. The farm is Layman Family Farms. They had a ton of stuff to do, and we all had a really fun time.


My niece and nephew turned six this past week, and we went down to Blacksburg/Salem/Roanoke to celebrate with them! Happy Birthday, W and M!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Finally, some organization around here!

As much as I would loooooooove to have a beautiful piece of all-wood furniture with a bench and cubbyholes, hooks, mirrors, etc... that is just not in the financial cards... so I have been wracking my brain to think of a way to organize the kids shoes/coats/book bags.

I went to Target today and bought these bookcases and hooks, then used the shoe baskets that we already had!

So, it isn't the most glamorous, and wouldn't be found dead in a Pottery Barn catalog, but here is our new organization wall. I am SO HAPPY that the kids finally have a place to put everything!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Game 1


The Dodgers played the Phillies today. And there was no score. And no outs. LOL. But everyone had fun!

Brody was the FIRST kid up to bat for the whole season... and he swung and HIT IT! We were all so excited... but not half as excited as he was.

He also got to be the "pitcher" his first time out in the field, so he had a fantastic time at his game!


Yes, at times, the dirt held his interest more than the game.

PaChuck and Seth were quite the cheerleaders.

Here is Brody on the pitchers mound, with the coach.

This is his first hit. It was a foul ball, but we were so proud!!

Later in the game, he hit one in, and here he is on first base. Check out that smile!

He is officially a ball player. Hand on the crotch, and all. And, I just noticed his teammate in the outfield. Too funny.

Here he is running home!

Play Ball!

Brody's first T-Ball (Coach Pitch) game is today! He is so excited! Wish us luck!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

We're being invaded!

It must be fall. The Halloween costumes are in! I am hoping these kids dress up EVERY day! At least, then, I will get my money worth! :)

Today is the Big Day!

This is a poem that his teacher gave to us. Although he rode the bus, the feelings are still exactly the same!


He started school this morning,
And he seemed so very small.
As I walked there beside him
in the Kindergarten hall.

And as he took his place beside
the others in the class,
I realized how all too soon
those first few years can pass.

Remembering, I saw him as
he first learned how to walk,
The words that we alone made out
when he began to talk.

This little boy so much absorbed
in learning how to write.
It seems as though he must have grown
to boyhood overnight.

My eyes were blurred but hastily
I brushed the tears away
best by some word or sign of mine
I mar his first big day.

Oh how I longed to stay with him
and keep him by the hand
to lead him through the places
that he couldn't understand.

And something closely kin to fear
was mingled with my pride.
I knew he would no longer be
a baby by my side.

But he must have his chance to live,
to work his problems out,
the privilege to grow and learn
what life is all about.

And I must share my little boy
with friends and work and play;

He's not a baby anymore --
He's in Kindergarten today.