Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fallin' in

I love fall. I think it's my favorite time of year. I love the smell, the leaves, the apples from my mom and dad's tree, all of it. We were so lucky to go up to my parents cabin this weekend and enjoy the fallish splendor. Jumping on the neighbors tramp was by far the favorite part of my kids. They like the horsie rides from dad. Don't mind the glamour shots hair and make-up in this one. Josh was (is) so sick. This was one of those times where he wasn't in the bathroom. The ride home was quite interesting....Rach was having a drama moment and Josh was sitting there with his face in a bowl....just in case. I'm just glad we pulled off the road into the trees before he started throwing up.
We told Rach it was her job to sweep all the leaves off the deck, which is actually a full-time job. You can't really tell in this picture but it was literally snowing leaves all over the deck. She was getting so mad because she was not making any progress at all. That should keep her busy for a while.
So it's true, I started playing soccer again. Yes, I was so excited and remembered that I was good in the "glory days" but didn't think I'd be THAT bad after not playing for 10 years. Isn't it just like a bike? Apparently not. I haven't played where I haven't almost died yet. Thank goodness the seasons almost over. Yes this picture is pre-game so I'm still smiling.
A few weeks ago we went to Trav's sisters house for dinner, a horse ride and a swim in the hot tub. Notice the boots and the hat? Josh is totally in his element and it was so fun.

Unfortunately Rachel's soccer season is over. The Ladybugs did awesome! Before every game (and between every quarter, and at half-time, and after the game) the team would get into a massive game of ring around the rosy. The other teams would be practicing soccer skills and this is what our team would be doing.........

And here's another one of Kate the pirate queen again. But here's some good news.....she doen't need the patch anymore! After another awesome check-up at Primary's she doen't need the patch anymore and her medicine dosage is cut in half. Dr. Dries couldn't stop ranting and raving at how good she is doing and her vision should be perfect! Thank goodness for modern medicine!

And I couldn't resist this one of my little chub. She is the cutest (and chubbiest) baby ever. Look at those legs. She is officially crawling and is into so much trouble all of the time.

We went to Wheeler Farm this past week (which fall is the best time to go by the way). Rach couldn't stop posing for pictures.

But the good part was, they had a cage to put the kids in. Too bad we can't bring it home.

And with all of our kids we've taken pictures of them in these little boxes that we have. Can you tell who is who? Exhibit A Exhibit B

Exhibit C

Exhibit A-- Kate
Exhibit B-- Josh
Exhibit C-- Rachel
I think they look related, don't you?