Sunday, September 26, 2010


Nate attacks the ball!
Taking a break and staying hydrated!

Nates 1st goal shot!

Nathan is LOVING playing soccer. He is on a co-ed team--The Tiger SHARKS. He practices every Tuesday and has played in 3 games so far. Not that anyone is proud of their son, but he has scored 8 goals so far. He scored 4 in his last game on Saturday!
He loves to play and run. His coach is pretty proud of Nathan and that he always goes after the ball. He has had some pretty big kicks and laughed when he kicked it over the goal. Luckily that was in practice but he thought it was cooler that kicking it into the goal. He is all about power kicks!
When Nate scored his 1st goal he ran by me and gave me a big smile and a thumbs up. The mom next to me said "That is a pretty cute smile." And I thought yep, but I'm not sure whose smile is cuter: Nates or his Dad's. Right after he scored I looked at Scott and he had the biggest proud Dad smile on his face. Later we talked and I told Scott that watching Nate play soccer was a treat for him much like my giddy smile when Britt performs at a dance recital!
2 Posts in One week--Mom can you stand it?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Up, Up, and AWAY!

Zach loved watching the Balloons!
Britt was dressed for Alaska in January! She is wearing two pairs of pants!

A very nice man took pity on me and took this picture. After watching me struggle trying to take one of myself and the kids he could tell I needed help! See, people in Boise are SO nice!
Nutritous Breakfast!--You can't see them but Nate's doughnut has gummy worms on top!

The balloon festival has been brought back to Boise!

The best kids in the world, humoring Mom for another picture!
"We're making memories!--Now stop whining and SMILE!"

Boise's Balloon Festival is Back
I was so sad when the balloon festival left Boise shortly after we moved here. SO imagine my surprise and excitement when I heard the announcment that the Festival was back. I immediatly planned to wake the kids up early on Friday and take them into the launch before school. It was fun but a little chaotic. It was run, run, look, look, picture, picture,and sprint back to the car and eat your doughnut on the way! We made it to school just after the tardy bell. But GOOD NEWS. They were not counting tardies the 1st week of school!

Star Stallions back to School!

Nate and his cubby!
Britt has been counting the days until she GETS to go back to school. Yeah, it's here!

The kids did some cute pictures together before Britt got the idea to do rabbit ears behind Nates head. We narrowly avoided a fight by allowing Nate to do bunny ears to Britt. (So FUNNY, both hands are making the ears but poor kid is just too short to see the ones behind her head!)

Check out this rocking outfit! Thanks to Grandma and Aunt Janelle--Britt is totally stylin' in her high top sneakers!

Kindergarten...Here I come. (Maybe?)
Nathan's 1st Day of School
Nathan was very excited to start school. All summer long he could hardly wait. Then when the actual day arrived I could tell he was feeling nervous at breakfast. This is our child who does not do well with change. I thought it might be a rough day. We walked together to school and dropped Brittanie off at her class. She wasn't reluctant at all to go into her classroom. I think she left smoke as she peeled into class in her new twinkle toe shoes. What--Mom who? Not even a kiss goodbye! Then we took Nate around the corner and he started to back pedal. I had Zach in the stroller and used that to corral him. We went into class with him and he was really starting to freak out and say he wanted to go home. Then once he saw his name on this shiny new cubby, he felt a little better. Then it was time to meet on the rug with all the other kids and he started to climb me like a pole but once again I was rescued when Mrs. Hammons called him by name.
"Oh, Nathan, there you are! Here is your name tag." Big sigh as he makes his way onto the carpet and sits down...carefully keeping one eye on me to make sure I didn't make a break for it. Now I was doing great until Mrs. Hammons reads that stupid book " The Kissing Hand". I'm watching Nate settle in and feel more comfortable as the story is read and I AM starting to feel ALOT more unsettled. This is my tender baby boy and I'm throwing him into the sharks! I make it through the story barely and he looks at me to way goodbye and I'm trying my hardest to fake a smile and give him an excited thumbs up as Zach and I walk out of the room. Two steps later, I'm wiping my cheeks thinking... Crap, I still have to do this with Zach! I think it gets harder with each child!