Andrew was always climbing and jumping off the rocks.
my sweet six year old
Aria enjoyed finding the sea life that hid in the tide pools.
This fall our 9 year old was a soccer star ...
AND a baseball star.
Playing on two teams in two different sports made for a very busy fall season for A.J. (and mom & dad!) Both seasons are over now and for the next two months we have a break. Yay! With two practices per sport per week, plus games for each sport on the weekends, it's an understatement to say that we are all enjoying this much needed break from A.J.'s sports commitments. Time for him to do his homework after school, and then just playing outside with the neighborhood kids and his siblings. And time for me to catch up on laundry, among other stuff.
Now we are at the end of October. And we loooove Halloween! And carving pumpkins!
Waaaay too much candy, as usual.
In addition to A.J. playing soccer in the fall, Alex played soccer, too.
Andrew is a Pilgrim during his Kindergarten feast. A Pilgrim wearing a Monster Energy Drink t-shirt.
Love this shot of Andrew with his Kindergarten friends!
And here is how we spent our Thanksgiving Day .... with Rich's side of the family.
Can you count all the kids? Only half are ours, I swear!
At the end of November we took a trip to Sedona. It's so pretty there! All I wanted to do was take a hike with the kids. That was my goal: to go on a long hike in Sedona with the kids. And that's just what we did.
Well, maybe just a little bit of whining on the walk back!
We saw a lot of cactus along the trail.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AISLYNN
Aislynn celebrated her 8th birthday at the end of November. She wanted her party at our local candy store. It's a cute little shop, kind of old fashioned. What I loved is that I did NOTHING to prepare for this party. We just showed up and the staff took care of everything! Now, that's MY kind of birthday party.
All the girls got a glitter tattoo to start things off.
Then they got busy making all the candy projects!
Happy Birthday to my 8 year old!
Not too many photos for December yet. But here are a couple of the decorations we have up in our house.
love this little guy!
And now that I've caught you all up, here is a little video for you to enjoy. Merry Christmas!