Saturday, October 31, 2009

Oct 31st

The kids had a great time trick-or-treating with Lizzie and Ian tonight. This is the first year they have spent Halloween together and they had a blast. The little ones tired out quickly but Sam and Lizzie kept on going until they too ran out of steam. Lizzie turned back before Sam and then he decided his bucket was getting too heavy... so we finished up and counted the loot. They are all in bed, and with the time change tonight it's only 8pm - yeah!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Just in time

Sam came down with the flu last Saturday night and is finally feeling better. I sent him to school this morning and picked him up at noon since he has been so exhausted. He took a 4 hour nap this afternoon! Ben finally broke his fever today and is so much happier. They are both still coughing and tired but it's nice to see them smiling and playing after a week of being miserable. They are super excited for Halloween tomorrow.

Last Game

Last Saturday was Sam's last soccer game for the year. We were so lucky - no rain the whole season except for one miserably cold and wet practice!
Sam has a crush on Lucy - they play on the same team and ride the same bus. Now that the boys are feeling better he keeps asking when she can come over for a playdate. :-)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Two down... who will be next?

Both boys have been down with the flu. Sam is doing much better today. Ben had a rough day and we are hoping for a good night tonight.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Poor Sam has been sick since Saturday night. Looks like the dreaded flu. I am trying to keep Ben away from him but he is very concerned about his big brother. Hoping he doesn't get it as it has really knocked Sam out the last couple of days. He was so bummed to miss school today and his end of season soccer party tonight.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Ben found the perfect pumpkin right away...
Hayride...The two little guys crack me up...
Still have my pumpkin...
Crazy cousins...

Crazy brother in laws
Pumpkin bowling...
It was great day!

More soccer

Sam only has one more game this season. When watching him play we go back and forth between frustration and cracking up. Seriously, the kid is a good player when he actually tries and wants to play. Other times he just jogs around and people watches. Yesterday he spent most of the game watching another little girl on his team he has a crush on - Lucy. At one point he took the ball down the field and scored for the other team - oops! He still has no clue and is proud of himself - I didn't have the heart to tell him so we just cheered and smiled.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Ben loves yakisoba!

This kid cracks me up!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day

Sam came home today and told me everything he learned about Christopher Columbus. He made this book at school and drew pictures representing each part of the story. He was very proud!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Kick and Chase

Some days Sam is aggressive and quick and knows what to do on the soccer field.
Other days well... we pick grass, watch the ref and chase the other kids around.

Friday, October 2, 2009