Sunday, November 27, 2016

November Moments

The months fly by as the kids are getting older and our family is busy with soccer, school and friends. This is the "sweet time" of our family where the kids all enjoy the same activities and still think it's cool to hang out with mom and dad.  We are so thankful.

Nate at a birthday party at Great Wolf Lodge

Harry Potter fans
Up late watching the election results...Bruno's face says it all. 

Riley's team - undefeated league champs!

Mom and Ben on the first grade field trip to a play

Ri presenting her coding project

Nate presenting his coding project

Hot tub time!

And although it's still November, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  We decorated our tree the day after Thanksgiving and then today we saw Santa and went ice skating between Riley and Nate's indoor soccer games.

Belf the elf is back!

Thursday, November 24, 2016


We stayed home for Thanksgiving and celebrated with family and friends. The kids loved hosting and were a big help!

I asked the kids to dress nicely for dinner and Ben came up in his Hawaiian shirt. Love it!

kids table

adult table

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Toothless grin!

Little Ben does everything in a big way! He lost his first tooth on 11/10, second tooth on 11/16 and third tooth on 11/22.  The tooth fairy has earned a lot of frequent flier miles visiting our home.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016


When you have kids, Halloween lasts the whole month of October. Here's to another year of memorable Halloween moments!

Nate's, Riley's Ben's (Ben's is Harry Potter)

Harry Potter


Ray from Star Wars

On 10/29 we went to a neighbor's haunted house and a party at a church with Aidan, Mylie and Emi.
Ri and My

Aidan (Holy Cow) and Nate

Halloween party hosted by Jenelle and Pete

When Mesh first tried this on the kids screamed and the dog barked.

Meg, Mesh, Jenelle
I was a pirate because I had bought the costume for our cruise this summer. Once on board I realized the Alaskan cruise doesn't host a pirate night - whoops!

Riley's team played in an indoor tournament

They are known as the "crazy 8's" all born in '08

School Spirit- Jenelle, Meg, Jim at work

Mesh volunteering at the kids' school parties
Ben in the Halloween parade at school

Halloween night!
Trick-or-treating with the Hosea's