Monday, November 9, 2015


Kaiden has been playing soccer this fall and is really enjoying it.  We have had great weather which makes it nice.  I remember putting long sleeve shirts and sweatpants on Nathan during quite a few games and shivering on the sidelines.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Adventures in Baking

We made cookies and the boys scraped the mixing bowl and pan we used.  Trevin was making sure he got every last bit out of the bowl.  When he couldn't get any more out of the bowl with his spoon...
he decided the only way was to dive in!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Pumpkin Carving

There was some pretty serious pumpkin carving going on Halloween.  There were patterns for Pokemon, and a minion.  Kaiden drew his design freestyle.  Carrie always is very artistic and cut a cat out without any kind of pattern.

Trevin wanted his to be a house - that I can help with - I can cut squares and rectangles.

Such concentration for his first Jack-O-Lantern on his own.

All lit up on the porch.

Sunday, November 1, 2015


We all dressed for Halloween this year, had dinner and then went trick or treating with the boys. I can't remember the last time I went out trick or treating. There were some pretty elaborately decorated houses in the neighborhood - a couple of them pretty scary.
Dave as Frankenstein; Carrie as a Day of the Dead Senorita - she had taken her make-up off before we took pictures.

We did get a picture before she did.

Mr. and Mrs. Turtle.  Love Stacy's leggings and shoes!
Tito as a lumberjack and me as Rosie the Riveter.

An Adam West era Batman and Pika-chu (Pokemon).
Our first house was our neighbor across the street. A friendly non-scary house.  Other houses featured dolls with glowing red eyes and heads that turned and one with a murder playing out in an upstairs window and a man in an electric chair on the front porch which was motion activated and caused Gram to jump as much as Kaiden.

We had a great time.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Haunted Birdhouses

We took the boys to Lowe's a few weeks ago for a workshop.  They got to build a haunted birdhouse.  Lowe's supplied everything, the kit, the googles, the tools, an apron for the boys to keep, a patch for finishing the project.
They both had a great time.  Kaiden was very precise, following the directions exactly.  He can also drive a nail in as well if not better than his Gram.

Trevin was pretty darn good with the hammer also.  He wasn't quite strong enough and did need some help from Tito.  He was very proud of himself.

The finished product. 
A good time was had by all, we will be coming back for more projects.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sunday School

Trevin is old enough for Sunday School this year.  He was a little apprehensive about going, but I stayed with him and he did great.
The first Sunday was a nationwide Lutheran Service day, so the kids made these stained glass crosses to give to a local nursing home.

Monday, October 12, 2015

First Grade

I am not sure how this happened, but Kaiden started first grade at the end of August.  I asked him last week how he like first grade and he said he liked 2 things.  I was expecting lunch and recess, but he told me "First I like that my school has great teachers like Miss Free and Miss Jensen (his K and 1st grade teachers) but I really really like math!