Monday, September 26, 2011
What a strange weekend weather wise. We are totally heading into fall and winter, but a few days of summer still linger. Saturday Preston has a soccer game in Redmond at 10:00am. By the time the second half came around, it was 80 degrees and the kids were totally beat. While Preston had a very good game scoring 2 goals, it wasn't enough for the team as they lost 2-4.
Maren and Lillie got to go to a jewelry party at Carol's house. Lillie lucked out this weekend as she got to shop and buy jewelry, then spend the night at Carol and John's house with her cousins Claire and Avery. Fun times!
Not to be left out, Hansen got a new bicycle (kind of) and Hansen and I went out for a long bike ride. His new bike is my old Gary Fisher hybrid that I use for riding to work. I took off the fenders, put on a different seat, put on road tires, and didn't need to adjust anything else as the kid has gotten quite big. He has been wanting a road bike as he only has a small bmx bike, so this will do for a while. It goes fast and his quite sturdy as he still likes to jump curbs and such.
Here is Hansen cruising down the Cedar River Trail.
Last week was Amber's birthday! Happy Birthday little sister! We may have had some of Preston's left over cake in your honor.
And finally, I went to open house at Kentlake high school. Got to meet Preston's teachers and hang out on campus. It feels like a high school. Preston really is enjoying himself there.
See you tomorrow.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Happy Birthday to Preston!!!
We have had quite a birthday weekend around here! Saturday evening we invited everyone to The Rock Pizza for Preston's birthday dinner. We had a very long table full of pizza! Afterwards it was Coldstone birthday cake and presents at our house.
The night before it was a trip to the Puyallup Fair. Preston met up with friends, we met up with cousins, everyone had a great time. Of course we never saw Preston or his friends except for this chance meeting near the dime toss:
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Yesterday was the start of Lillie's dance class and drama club. Yup, she is dancing and acting this year. Lillie will be doing drama club before school on Mondays, and dance class in the evening on both Mondays and Thursdays. Along with Preston's soccer, we are going! Hansen is taking the season off, but counting the days till track season starts.
These are Lillie's dance shoes for now. On the left is a Jazz shoe, and on the right is a ballet slipper. The slippers are brand new, the Jazz shoes we were able to pick up used at the dance studio. Next week we will buy her some foot underwear for Jazz as well. Yup, foot underwear, sounds ridiculous huh? I would explain, but I will just take a picture (gasp!) and post them once we get them.
Off to wake up the littles for school, then steamer clean the carpet before work. Hope this plan works out.
See you tomorrow.
Monday, September 12, 2011
This was quite a weekend. Warmest weekend of the year, Marta Golf Tournament, a soccer game, the last day the pool was open this year, kick-off at Sunday School along with Pastor's last day, and 10 year anniversary of 9/11 which was all over the TV.
Here are some of the crew running the Marta Connell Golf Tournament. Steve and I played OK, we just never had any spark to get us on a roll. After our round we hurried over, took the middle two spots at the table above, and did the scoring and awards and such. The tournament went very well and once again raised plenty of money.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Yesterday was passport day. We have a trip to Canada in the nearish future, and a Mexican cruise always sounds fun...so, passports for the kids. Mine is still good for another year or so, but Maren had to renew hers as well.
Third time is the charm...Preston had to get his picture take three times. First time he was smiling too much, then the photo was too small, and finally it worked. We (uh, Maren) had filled out the applications ahead of time, so it was a trip to Rite Aid for pictures, then around the corner to the licensing place. Worked out perfectly as there was no waiting and we were prepared, but I must say, passports for the whole family is not cheap! We did enjoy Arby's for dinner.
See you tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
We made it through the long weekend in style. Last night we had a small BBQ in the back yard followed by a fire pit. Hansen brought home a little sand from the beach last week, so last night I cut a pop can in half and put some sand in it. It went directly in the middle of the fire...Hansen is trying to make glass. After school today we will dig out the can and see what happened.
Here are a few pics from yesterday:
Preston's team finished regular time in the finals with a 2-2 tie. They then went on to loose the game in penalty kicks. They did get a medal, and Preston was the kid introducing each of his teammates as they got their medals.
Monday, September 05, 2011
Last year on this exact day I was standing in this exact place watching a soccer game with most of the same parents. Last year I took three photos from this place, one of the Tribal party to the right, soccer in front, and fields being worked on behind. I could have taken the same photo...but instead here is a link to last year,s blog, which could have been today's blog easily enough:
But just leaving it at that, would have been lame, besides, Lillie has been riding that bike for a whole year now. So here is a new picture from an evening game. The parents standing in a line is a cool shadow:
Preston had arguably his best day of soccer in his life yesterday. In the morning he played very well, being very aware and scoring a couple of amazing goals. Including one off the kickoff where he noticed the goalie too far out so he hit it over his head from mid field. Cool. The afternoon game was against the Rapids who are a huge rival. This game was also the Semifinal game. Preston had a hat-trick and an assist on the way to a 4-3 victory. The final game is today at noon. Should be good, they are playing a tough team.
In between games we made a trip to Value Village. Today is the fifty percent Labor Day sale, but yesterday "club members" got to enjoy the sale a day early. I am wearing one of my cool new tee-shirts right now! A "Life's Good" Dog days shirt. Let me just say, we sure get a better deal on this sale than we do buying just a couple of back to school shirts for Lillie at Justice!
See you tomorrow
Sunday, September 04, 2011
The weather has been absolutly great for the first week of school and for this long weekend. Of course we are scheduling our fun around a soccer tournament. Yesterday Preston's team tied, today he has two games.
Yesterday after Preston's game, I took Lillie out for a little garage sale walk. She is an excellent shopper! I looked around, and then looked for her to see if she was ready to go, but nope...still shopping away. Unfolding shirts, setting the ones she was interested aside, and refolding the ones not intersted in. With the end of summer, will be the end of garage sales, so sad:(
Lillie ended up with a couple of shirts and I got to visit with a highschool friend who was holding a garage sale in their yard. I see him about every year when we stumble upon his garage sale.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Yesterday was the first day of school for the kiddos. And the first day back at work for me. Sounds like each of the kids had a fine first day of school, liked their teachers and schedules just fine, and will be ready to go back today.
Preston and Connor are now in high school. Too old to get pictures taken before school, but I did it anyway. Connor's mom is taking pity on the boys and driving them to school yesterday and today...as of next week they will be on the bus. They are lucky to have a whole bus dedicated to one stop just around the corner from us. That means a swift 12 minute ride to school and back.