Thursday, September 12, 2013

This Little Kiddie

 This little kiddie played his first soccer game...

(with long grass and an opposing team with identical jerseys, no less)

This little kiddie played too...

(wow...feels a lot more competitive this year with a bigger field, goalies, keeping score, etc)

 This little kiddie went to Tuesday school ... (like pre-preschool, one morning a week)

How does he wake up looking bigger?

With his buddy Rebecca ("Uh-becca"). My friend Wendy got a part time teaching job and I'm going to be watching Rebecca on Tuesdays. She is in Luke's class at Tuesday school and they are buds.
And THIS little kiddie turned 8 months old and her mom finally got around to taking her for portraits...

(blue dress that Melanie, Katy, and I all had our 6 month portraits taken in. Anna was a little late, but I think they turned out better this way because she's able to sit up now.)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Buckeye Games and Young's Dairy

For the first Buckeye game of the season, we got the kids excited with a couple of new games. First, we had been to a cookout where they played cornhole, and on the way home Brian said, "I think I have everything I need at the house to build a cornhole set." Within 24 hours,  we were proud owners.

Not regulation spacing. (I kid not, there are regulations.)

Also, a few years back, I won this game called Football Guys on a giveaway blog (I got to pick which team I wanted).  At the time the kids were too small for it, and I kept waiting for it to be an appropriate birthday or Christmas gift, but the timing was never right with football season. This year I just decided to give it to them during the first game. They really got into it, and the instructions get into some pretty detailed stuff that is over my head about setting up plays, etc. Kinda cool.

On Labor Day, we met my Dad and Sue at Young's Dairy, and BONUS - they were having a wristband special that allowed us to do all kinds of fun things for $6 per kid. Note to future self: go to Young's Dairy on Labor Day weekend.

What happens when your kid is playing and you say, "Luke!" to get his attention.

Can you believe it? A perfect set!

She was cracking up.

My Dad is in heaven. And you better believe that Grandpa took a turn in those cages to "show them how it's done."

Luke prefers golf so the balls aren't flying at your head.

Mobile garden.