Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

 This is the 6th year that Marilyn has been in town for Halloween.  Since we are in a BIG neighborhood, she stayed at home and passed out candy, so that we could go with the kiddos!
 Jengo Fett and Captain Jack Sparrow were so excited!
 The boys wanted us to dress up again this year and we couldn't say no!!! :)
I am LOVING this neighborhood.  We met up with some of Ethan's good friends and headed out to raid the hood for their treats!  We managed to make it to most of the houses in our pod!  They had a blast and brought home a ton of candy! 
We happen to be at the very back of the pod.  There is a lot of new construction.  Mar was bummed.  We ended up only having 17 trick or treaters. So....we are stuck with a TON of candy!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Marilyn's visit

When I talked to Marilyn last week, I told her to get some rest because we were having a BUSY weekend.  I was not KIDDING!  We have been on the go since she got here.  Unfortunately, I can't show you pictures of the fun stuff we have been doing.  Yesterday, we spent some time dressing Marilyn and the boys up for her Christmas card pictures.  Today, we went and took our family Christmas card pictures.  I think thay they both turned out GREAT!!!
We snapped this picture after church today!
Tonight, we have soccer awards and our church's fall festival.  Tomorrow is HALLOWEEN!  The boys are super excited!  Maybe Tuesday we will take it easy.....I doubt it! haha!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

After School Play Date

Yesterday, we decided to have Grant and Greyson come play after school today.  While waiting for the bus yesterday, we invited Austin and Jack to come play, as well!

 The boys started off riding bikes and scooters.
 Ethan is still trying to get the hang of his scooter.
 They QUICKLY moved on to playing soccer....which in all fairness, was a little less stressful for the parents.  When these boys got together they heard NOTHING but each other.  I think we yelled their names about ten times before they finally payed attention when we saw a car coming.
This picture cracks me up.  Notice how all the boys are going for the ball....except for Lincoln.  He is going for Grant.  Not sure what that crazy kid is thinking!
By the end of the night, Jack's little brother and sister had come down.  Truman, another boy from his class and also a neighbor, came down.  Then we met a new neighbor and his little boy.  It was a full on block party!!!  

Monday, October 24, 2011


Ethan wears a belt to school everyday because he has to tuck his uniform shirt in.  This Sunday, Link asked Nate if he could wear a belt to church.  When I asked them to pose for their Sunday photos, they both grabbed their super hero pumpkins and said, "CHEEEEEESSSEEEE!!"


I no longer have a dining room table.  It has turned into the boys Lego work station.  As you can see, Ethan got a LOT of Legos for his birthday and he is taking his time completing each one. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Yesterday, the soccer field was full of surprises.  We arrived to find out that the boys were playing on fields next to each other.  I quickly ran home to get lawn chairs so that Nate and I could sit next to each other and watch both boys together.  Within a few minutes, we looked up and saw Aaron and Danielle.  They woke up on one of their last weekends to sleep in (new baby on the way) to come surprise the boys!  
To top it off, Ethan scored his first goal!  I had to have Nate stop me from running over to hug him.  I was so proud of him!!!  It was so great!
 We learned last weekend that bribes of treats really work for Lincoln participation. So far, the past two weeks the bribes have worked. Yesterday, he ran up and down the field....almost the whole game.  I think he got two little breaks! 
Next week is our last week.  Marilyn will be here to see it!  I can't wait to show her how much they have improved!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Evil Witch

This picture needs audio so you can hear his evil little cackle.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

 One of the BIG perks of getting to stay home this year is that Lincoln and I get to do some fun things with Ethan.  We've been to eat lunch with him and yesterday we got to join his class on his field trip to the pumpkin patch.
 Lincoln and I went with our friends, Jessica and Greyson.  Luckily for us, Ethan and Grant are great friends!
The boys enjoyed some hugs while waiting in line.
  They had some really cool things at the pumpkin patch.  The class was able to do some duck races, hay rides, digging in corn, and inflatables.
 It was super hot!!!  Lunch in the shade was a great refresher!
This is my new friend Jessica and her son Greyson!  As soon as I saw that she had two boys my boys age and Grant was in Ethan's class, I made SURE we befriended them!  It was such a good match!!!  The boys love each other and she is GREAT!!
 The buddies with their pumpkins!
It was so hot yesterday.  I started to get really worried about Lincoln.  He kept falling down and just looked like he was in a daze! He took a rest in the shade until he saw the big boys and girls running to the big races!  He was not about to miss them!  
All the kids loved watching those little pigs run!
 This is another one of Ethan's good friends, Austin. 
We have been so blessed to make such good friends here in such a short time! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Spooky Balloons

  I saw some spooky balloons on a blog this week.  I showed it to Nate and he was excited about making them.  We stopped at Walmart this afternoon to get glow sticks to make them!

Lincoln enjoyed making them, but decided he did not want them in his room.  Ethan took one to his room, but brought it out because it was too bright when he was trying to sleep!   I think we try these again on Halloween night!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Fair

The fair came to town last week and we had planned on going last Monday, but it rained!  The weather was great today, so we headed out after soccer. 
After eating some fair food for lunch, we bought some tickets and let the boys do some fair rides.
Ethan wanted to go on the big slide, but Link was not interested.
They both enjoyed the fun house.
Lincoln was excited about the car race, but Ethan decided to save his ticket to do the fun house again.

Lincoln kept turning around because he thought the girl behind him could pass him.
He did the same thing on the motorcycle ride!  He is too funny!
We ended the time at the fair with the pig races!  It was getting hot and Nate and I were ready to get cool.  I thought the boys would be ready to go after the first race, but they wanted to stay to see all four!!!  They really enjoyed them!
Right before we left, we stopped to let them try cotton candy.  I don't think they have ever had it before.  I was sure that they both would love it.  Ethan thought it was ok.  Lincoln was not a fan.  He said it tasted like fur!  haha!
This evening, Ethan said, "Today was a BLAST!!!' 

Friday, October 14, 2011

The bus

 Ethan LOVES the bus!  He has made such good friends at this school and at soccer.  Luckily, he has a lot of these friends on his bus! 
 He screams "BYE" to his friends the whole way to the car (we have to drive to the bus stop).
Then he remembers that he has a mom and brother who have been missing him all day, and he RUNS to the car!
I love seeing this big smile when he gets to us!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Link:  Someday I might get married.
Me: Are you going to marry someone beautiful or smart?
Link:  I'm gonna marry someone who is beautiful AND smart.
Ethan:  Like you, Mommy.  You are beautiful and smart.  Do you know why you are smart?
Me:  Hmmm...why?
Ethan:  Because you cook so good! 
Me:  Well, thanks Ethan!!!  :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Picking on me

These boys picked on their Granny ALL weekend.  Lincoln called her random names (including Mar).  Ethan told her she had to work for her dessert (take all the groceries in).  Link told her she had to climb a tree and he would throw her treat up to her.
BUT...she gave it RIGHT back!  There was lots of tickling and teasing followed by lots of squeals and laughing! 
Today when she had to leave, there were some sad fellas, but luckily we'll see her in only two months!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Showing off

 Granny has a new camera, so I got her to bring it along to church. We stopped and took some pictures!
 After church, the boys went out to play.  Lincoln yelled, "Granny wanna see my scooter skills?"  That boy cracks me up!
Ethan showed off his skills on his bike!  He made sure he smiled for her each time he passed by her!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

You're kidding me

 Don't let this picture of Lincoln (#21) fool you.  This is about the most action he engaged in the whole game.  When he woke up, he said, "I am mad."  When I asked why, he said "SOCCER....ughhhh."  He was not in the mood for soccer today. 
 Ms. Allison, his coach was out today.  We had a sub coach today and Link was not having it!

 Ethan loves soccer.  He is doing better each game!
After soccer, Ethan had his third birthday party in two weeks.  We're hoping for a low key day tomorrow!!!