Monday, November 3, 2014

School Pictures

School Pictures 2014-15

Loving 3rd grade
Our sophisticated 1st grader

Stylin' in PreK
(Ben buttoned his top button at school "to be more formal".)

Friday, October 31, 2014


Happy Halloween!
Obi Wan Kenobi, Batgirl and Buzz Lightyear had a great night trick-or-treating with friends, Perry the Platypus (who I think may have been Gramps), and special guest Badamma was here to join in the festivities! Unfortunately Mesh had to work late but he did make it for a bit of trick-or-treating.

Riley's class
Nate's class

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ben's favorite month

October is the month everyone joins Ben in dressing up.  This creative boy is still very into designing and wearing costumes - what great attention to detail. Threw in some other pictures too - can't wait for Halloween tomorrow!

Captain Jack Sparrow - click on the pic to see this one close up-you gotta see the beard! 


Yes, Ben dressed up as Jesus.

Police officer Ben wearing his great grandfather's police hat and me in my Nonno's police hat and shirt more than 3 decades ago. :)

Riley the owl

Nate's soccer huddle on a beautiful fall day.
Power was out for 16 hours thanks to a windstorm.
costume piano recital

piano recital
view on my evening run

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October Happenings

October is in full swing! We have settled into school, battled some illnesses, and enjoyed some fun fall activities.

Benny came down with a bad upper respiratory infection but fought it off with the help of Luke and Darth.
A recovering Buzz and his siblings.

dancing in the moonlight
Obi Wan Kenobi


 Riley and I had a great time on her first grade class field trip to the zoo:

more backyard dancing

Riley has started a rite of passage in our household - reading each Harry Potter book w/ a parent and then watching the movie.

serving donuts at church

Nate at a lazer tag birthday party
Dad/Grandpa night at school

Riley's troop had a bake sale for Children's Hospital at our neighborhood Halloween festival

Ben and his buddy Russell

girl scouts haunted houses

Nate and some buddies from school on spirit day

pumpkin patch w/ Gramps

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September Catch Up

September went by in a flash - here are some of our memorable moments as we ushered in the new school year and the fall.

Soccer season is here!

The sweater vest is his penny. :)

Neighborhood block party including bike races, a kids vs. dads and Meg soccer game and a movie in the park.

 Just hanging around:

science experiment
evening ride

serving donuts at church

the barbarian from Clash of Clans

 Mom's night at Ben's school and the picture he drew at school of our wedding. So sweet!

Here is Riley's school work for the vocabulary word "topple". That is a picture of a pen. Get your mind out of the gutter! ;)

And finally…I turned 36. It was a happy birthday month indeed!