Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Finds

Urban had an amazing sale! I picked up these things:

Shorts -love the pom poms on them:

These are more summer shorts but they went on a great sale too so I grabbed them. Surprisingly they weren't see through even though they are white.  Urban has similar ones every year so look for them again this spring.

Since my new job is more casual I picked up a couple pairs of converse too:

This great sweater from Anthro-here

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Football Party

The boys won their last game!  Hooray!

Aaron with his buds: Brayden and AJ

Now it's time to party.  We made this sign for the entrance of the party room.  We had the party at Rebekah Lodge in Sherwood and it was the perfect size for our big group of 70! All the players and families got together for a pizza party, candy and time for appreciation to both players and coaches. 

White Knights-team name in lights:)

I got the great printables to label things with from an Etsy shop I love-HelloMySweet.  You can buy them in your school colors and sport here.

Napkins were "Penalty Flags" and we had football bags for each child to fill with candy.  I got the candy football bags here at Etsy shop PartySurprise.

Candy Bar

20 pizzas, lots of salad, 24 happy boys with giant bags of sweets

I got the great bleachers and goal posts here

The coaches said great things about the kids and presented them with awards.

Friday, October 24, 2014

A year in minifigures

I believe I mentioned that for birthdays and special events we're getting Lego minifigures as part of the recipients gift. Here's some great ones we've done this year:

For our friend Kelley's 40th Birthday-since he's a big Oregon Ducks football fan:

Shelly's Birthday-the painter

Ashley's birthday-since she loves scuba diving: 

Aaron's birthday-Our boy gets his brown belt next month!

Dave's birthday

My birthday

For friend Joe's birthday-big soccer player:

For Marcella's birthday since her and I love to box

For Cousin Melissa:

For Dad-the Computer programer
For Mom-Cowgirl

For Nephew Wesley

For Nephew Calvin

Sister Lauralea

Stepson Austin

And for holidays:

St Paddy's Day:

Cinco de Mayo



October Highlights

Happy Birthday to sister Lauralea.  We had a great feast at Mom's to celebrate and Lauralea and I got to shop and find her some great clothes.

Auntie Lauralea made it to Aaron's game this month.

Aaron had a great month of football games and learned so much.  We finished the month with a huge football party.  
Aaron and his buddy Quinton.

Aaron and his friend Andrew went to a football movie:

Andrew and Aaron having fun catapulting the water balloons over into the neighbors yard. October was still warm.

The boys didn't mind when the neighbor cheerleaders came to play too.

Each week we took about 8 boys on an outing after the football team.  Eventually we got almost the entire team over to connect outside of football. Here's our trip to Skyhigh to jump:

Go Aaron

Go Dave

I couldn't quite dunk it.  

The boys loved the dodge ball!

Home for more trampoline play-complete with boxing gloves.


Video games

Playing with cars. The track lights up!

Week 2-Silly string in the park and more fun at the house:

Always piles of boys!


Logan put some extra miles in on the treadmill.

The third week we went swimming. The pool has a great rope swing and the boys loved the diving board.  More piles:

Cooper showed us how it's done!

Fourth Week-swimming again since it was such a hit. Afterwards we went to the local haunted house but we only made it about 4 minutes before the boys decided it was too scary.

Fun with the catapult-Yea A.J.

Aaron and Dave finally got baseball mitts. Aaron's trying to decide between baseball and lacrosse for his spring sport. His buddy AJ is so good and played with us.

Aaron met so many new friends and did so great during his first season of tackle football.  We're sad it's over but he's excited for basketball and wrestling which are up next.

I also got to run a fun 5k with my cousins this month.  What a great October!

And read these great books: