Saturday, November 20, 2010

Flag Football

Tanner turned up the speed to score three touchdowns in the playoffs. I don't know who was more excited him or me!!!

This is maybe my favorite picture form the whole season. The boys were so upset when they lost the last game but even through the tears Tanner was smiling as his coach gave them the "hole your heads up pep talk."

This season Tanner decided to give flag football a try and really liked it. It was a huge commitment and all though some days he didn't want to put in the practice it was worth it in the end because they had a great season. It was so fun to watch them play too! The day of playoffs started at 7:30am. Tanner scored 2 touchdowns and they advanced to the next level playing at 11:30. We won that game which was exciting since this was the game that pushed them into the finals. They were up against the Titans who were undefeated and who thought they had it in the bag to win our little underdogs. Tanner scored a touchdown in this game but sadly we lost by 3 points placing the team 2nd in their divisions. The boys played hard all season and had a blast too. Their coaches were awesome and made the season enjoyable for the kids and parents alike. Great season Bengals!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What did you do Friday night?

Our plan was to go to dinner and a movie but after dinner we didn't really want to go sit through a movie. We first tried a little shopping but with all the punk teenagers running rampant through Town Square we got annoyed and left with a plan to see a later movie. Somehow the conversation changed to this. We made a quick trip to Costco to buy the supplies needed to plastic wrap Dan's truck. After we finished the boys really wanted to see his reaction so instead of waiting until the next morning to get a phone call Justin called Dan making up a story about loosing his key to my car in his truck the night before and out he came. Dan was so happy that his truck was wrapped up tight and he got to see his boys. It was so much fun!!! Oh to be fifteen again....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"X" marks the spot!

The following is the account of what happened in Tanner's own word.
"I was doing a stunt on my bike and was riding down the dirt hill as fast as I can. I hit a rock and went flying off my bike."
I think it's hilarious that he was "doing a stunt!!!"

Fall fun

Everyone knows Halloween is no my thing but this year I tried really hard to have a better attitude about it and it lasted right up until we were about half way done trick or treating Halloween night. As posted in a previous post we made Halloween lanyards, carved pumpkins, went to trunk or treat at the church and even did trick or treating Halloween night.

Pumpkin carving this year was a lot more fun than work because the kids are getting older. They helped clean them out and picked how they wanted them be carved. Justin helped Madisen while Tanner and I worked on his. He punched out the holes and I did the actual carving. Madisen gave words of encouragement to Justin as he patiently carved hers out and them she took all the credit for how awesome it turned out.
Madisen's pumpkin
Tanner's pumpkins
The fact that I didn't have to go to a store to buy the kids costumes this year helped keep my attitude in check. I wanted Madisen to be the cute Mad Hatter last year and she was not interested. So when I suggested it this year and she immediately agreed that it was a great costume was fantastic. She looked so cute! Tanner's costume was a little more complicated than Madisen's. He is getting to the age where he wants something gross and bloody and I draw the line at that. When he finally decided on Prince Caspian finding one was difficult since it was last years "it" costume. I tracked one down 10 days before before Halloween and it arrived at the house just a couple days before his big party at school.

Halloween night getting ready to trick or treat with our friends.
The cutest kids out trick or treating Halloween night
Last but not least...after a few hours Tanner had had it with the itchy knight costume but still wanted to go with his cousins around grandma's neighborhood. So Justin gave him his funky teeth and wig and off he went as "the black hoodie puncher", which is really funny to our family who knows the back story behind the phrase "black hoodie puncher."

So here's to surviving another Halloween and to planning a party at a friends house for next year!!!