Thursday, November 8, 2007

Lots of October Pictures to share!

Our life this fall has been extremely full (and fun!) Jeb has been coaching both of the boys in soccer so we feel like we live at the soccer fields.

Landen liked to help Jeb "instruct" Blake's team. He felt pretty cool being an older player they could look up to.

Jeb practicing drills with Landen and Blake

Savannah staying warm and doing her favorite thing, "the stroller push" while we are enjoying the soccer fun.

Blake turned 5 on October 17th. He won't start kindergarten until next year but he got to take donuts to his preschool class.

I let Blake help me with the entire cake process this year (usually I like to make it all pretty by myself). The kids had a great time . I can't believe how big they are all getting. Where does the time go?

This present was "air hogs". The kids (and Jeb) played outside with them forever. They still keep them entertained....great present!

Blake had his birthday party at the fire station. That was a lot of fun and it didn't cost anything. The fire fighters were great with the kids.

We had our first snowfall (besides the mountains of course) a couple of weeks ago. It was on a Sunday and we don't have church until one...we had a great time! Of course it was gone the next day but we fully enjoyed it!
I haven't bought a coat for Savannah yet...Jeb reminded me we have plenty of snow gear from the boys. I still want a pretty pink coat for her, but this will do for now :)

My kids' pediatrician was recently telling me to throw away our trampoline because they are so dangerous. I can't imagine what she would say if she saw them jumping on it with the slippery snow. I don't know what to do because my kids spend hours out there playing nicely together and not watching TV. I guess it is something I should think about since my brother did break his neck and Blake broke his leg. Such a shame! Any thoughts?

The boys would not take the time to put on their snow pants. They were soaking wet and I thought it was freezing....of course they didn't care at all.

My parents (and my sister) came to visit us the weekend before Halloween. It was so nice to have them. Aren't they cute together? We watched the World Series with them and had to suffer through the Rockies loss. At least they made it that far!
Savannah wanted to show Grandma and Grandpa that she can do it all too.

So intense! I'm so glad Jeb takes the initiative with pumpkin carving. I don't have the patience to do the inticate work of the designs the kids choose. I like to do the good old fashioned triangle eyes and nose. I should have taken pictures of the final creation but I never did get them taken. They were really cool.
Blake concentrating so hard.

Savannah, the witch! I loved seeing her costume from behind as she would run. So cute!

Landen showing us his Ninja moves

Blake was so sick that night. After school I told him maybe he should go lay down before Trick-or-Treating so he would have more energy (thinking in my head "yeah right"). He said "okay" trudged up the stairs, laid down and fell sound asleep. Poor could hear him coughing his lungs out running down the street to keep up with his brother and his friends. He lost his voice really bad so we called him "Squeaky" all night.

My 3 adorable kids. They are so great!

The pictures explain what we have been up to lately. We feel close to being settled into our house. The kids have made great friends here. Landen loves his school and likes 1st grade a lot. He is super bright and loves to read any chance he can get. The last few nights I have caught him sneak-reading Superfudge by the night-light. I can't get too mad at him because I used to do the same thing as a kid. He really enjoyed soccer this last season and Jeb was excited with the improvement he has shown. He is always working on his moves and has gotten really skilled with his footwork.
Blake also really enjoyed soccer. He was playing a year up but we are hoping to get him on Landen's team next season. Then Jeb won't have to coach 2 different teams. It is definitely a huge time commitment on both of our parts. I'm always hauling everyone to and fro in the mini-van and chasing Savannah around the fields. It has been really fun for our family though. Blake has been going to preschool and loves feeling like he has his own thing. He has found this new little best friend that he always plays with...they both love to be Superheroes and play Star Wars.
Savannah continues to grow and I love spending time with her. She is into dolls and strollers and looking pretty, yet she can hold her own while playing with cars and power rangers. It is very cute. Her favorite thing to do right now is dance to the High School Musical 2 CD. She really doesn't like any other music at the moment, it is hilarious.
Jeb just bought season passes to the ski resort closest to us for him and the boys (I will be joining them on occasion). They are all very excited to hit the slopes on November 16th. I will try to update my blog more often so it isn't such a huge event every time I do it. More updates to come!