Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Team Lightning End of Season Party!

 We had Lauren's team party last night- the girls had so much fun getting to hang out and play!
 Silly Faces
 Ben photo bombed them:)
 Coach Edgar & Coach Mike- 2 of the nicest coaches you'll ever meet!
Instead of trophies they got shirts!

Coach Edgar's Speech

(Click on the link to watch the video)
Such a fun season, especially at the end when the finally started winning:)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Prep

 Yesterday we were supposed to go to the pumpkin patch. It was windy and rainy on and off all day and none of us could really muster up the energy to get there. Luckily Flower World is down the street and it's a close second to a pumpkin patch.
 Twins!
 The kids had fun seeing all the animals- the Peacocks were beautiful. 
There were a bunch of baby peacocks too which the kids loved.
 Picking Pumpkins!

 They both wanted "Selfies"- they don't seem to understand yet that "Selfies" are pictures you take of yourself:) Probably a good thing!

 The Carvers!
Ben's is "Steve" from Minecraft and Lauren decided to go simple with a cursive L!

The Week

 Lauren ran in her school's final meet- 6 schools came to participate. Our neighbor got 1st place of all the 5th grade boys which was pretty exciting. Lauren got 9th place for 3rd grade girls. Ben was super jealous that he couldn't run- you can't participate until you are in 3rd grade.
 I can't resist taking sleeping pics:)
 Last game of the year for Team Lightning and they won!!!
 Ben still has one more game next weekend. His game this weekend was SO muddy and gross!
 Team Storm...played in storm:)
 After Ben's game we went to Redhook with our friends who are moving to England. 
We are going to miss them so much:(

The boys were so muddy!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

11th annual Fall Fondue

We had our 11th annual Fall Fondue party last night with Aimee & John and Collin & Jodi. This year the kids got to join in the fun and they had a great time too!

First Gym Meet











Lauren had her first gym meet today and she did so well, we were really proud of her! She got 4th place on her floor routine, 5th on the bars, and 5th overall (out of 17 in her age group). It was really fun to watch her and her team, they are a great group of girls who all worked so hard. I will upload videos of her events soon!

UW Gymdawgs







Last weekend Lauren & I and some of her team went down to UW to meet the UW gymnastics team. It was so much fun, the college girls are amazing! We got to be down on the floor with them and watch their routines. They interacted with the girls and they all got their signatures. Lauren & Sammie were on cloud 9- it was pretty cute!

Team Storm

Ben's soccer team this year!

Happy Birthday Ryan!



Megan threw a fun surprise party for Ryan last weekend to celebrate his 35th birthday! It was so fun to celebrate on a Sunday without kids at a bar! Felt like we were in college again...minus the fact that my body can't handle even just a few drinks anymore and I had to get up at 5AM. But you know, it was fun to pretend for a few a few hours:)

Team Lightning!



Lauren's team finally got their first win this weekend! Next week is their last game so we were so happy to have a win this weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cute & Crazy Cousins



Couldn't love these crazies more if I tried!

Aquarium









Last week we had conferences and the kids got out of school at 12:15 every day. Since I had to stay & work all day some friends offered to the kids on a little field trip the aquarium. They had the best time and kept texting me all these pics. They were practically the only people there and the tour guides were bored so they basically gave them a personal tour of the aquarium. They said all the animals were out in full site and they got a lot of hands on experiences. They especially loved this cute baby otter! I was a little jealous but so glad the kids had such a fun time:)