Friday, November 17, 2017

soccer

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The boys all tried soccer this year. The verdict: they all loved it.

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Grey's not bad when he can stand in front of the ball, get a big swing, and kick the ball. It's doing it while moving that's the trick.

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This is what Kindergarten soccer always look like. Just a mass of little bodies toeing the ball.

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Liam and Dash were on the same team and had a weeknight practice as well as a Saturday game each week.

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They really loved being able to run all over the place as they played. Sean and I know next to nothing about the game so they learned a lot from their experience.

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They both enjoy being goalie and made lots of saves. But they also like being on the field and chasing the ball.

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Actually, for most of the season, neither of our kids' teams scored any goals. The trend was thankfully broken in the last couple of games. The boys all took it in stride- as long as there was a good treat at the end of the game, they had a good time. And we're glad to have our Saturdays back again!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Briarfest 2017

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Time for the annual Briarfest!

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Ready to play games.

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Ready to earn prizes.

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Ready to tie his laces.

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Ready to be cute.

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Chatting on the phone with a Colorado sunset backdrop.

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Obviously, latex gloves were a must.

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Dance party while we wait for our food to be ready.

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Shine your light on us.

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Carnival rides!

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Carnival ride watching!

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Finishing off with cotton candy.

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Until next year. (Oh yeah, my parents were there too!)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

five

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Hi I'm Grey! A little while ago (yes, Mommy is behind) I turned five years old!

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I am a fun-loving kind of kid. Laughing is probably my favorite thing to do, I want to laugh about everything! And I look pretty cute doing it!

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I'm really liking school and it's helping me learn to read. Now it's so fun to see a word and sound it out. My teacher is great and I love to play with my friends. Mom really likes that I tell her about my day at school, something my older brothers rarely do.

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I really love my brothers and sister, though I have to be extra patient with Wren who, for some reason, really likes to me (she likes to hit everyone but especially me). Mom is so impressed by how patient I am with her. And I used to be able to say that my behavior is so great, I had been so obedient and understanding, but the last few weeks have been rough. I hit my head really hard in a fall and since then I have a hard time following rules and I get pretty crazy at bedtime. I'm working at getting better!

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I really like Zelda and watching Daddy play video games. I like to eat snacks and candy SO MUCH. I love to play and to snuggle and be sweet. And I love being five!