Monday, October 24, 2011

Apple Time

We've got a great crop of apples off our one producing apple tree this year.  Brian and Zeke harvested them this weekend and got two huge grocery bags full of them!  Then they worked together to make a giant batch of homemade applesauce... delicious!!!  We've been enjoying it every night with dinner for the last 3 days!  Next weekend, apple pie!

Kindergarten Field Trip

Emmy got to go on her first field trip today to Cover's Apple Ranch.  I cancelled my class (my students were so sad, I know) so I could go on the adventure with her.  It was not her first time at Cover's, but it was her first time on a school bus, and she had a great time with her friends!
Here are a couple of fun shots from the day...

Emmy at Cover's

Scenes of Cover's

Our 'Forever' Kitty

Well, after lots of begging and pleading, Brian and I gave in to our little girl's heart's desire to own a kitty of her own.  A cat had her babies right in front of Brian's folk's office, and it worked out that we were able to get one of them home with us over the weekend.  Emmy is beside herself, and the boys are enjoying him, too.  He's still too small (about 7-8 weeks or so) to be outside on his own, but rest assured... that's where he'll land.  For now... meet our little Anakin (aka Ani, or as Ethan likes to call him, our 'skywalker kitty')!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's October!

I can't believe we're already in October!  We're enjoying the cooler breeze while the sun is still shining bright and being outside for soccer and all sorts of fun!

Zeke's team hasn't lost a game yet and he's been steadily improving his skills.  He has yet to make a goal, but he's working hard to get it in there!!!

Emmy's team, the Lightning Lizards, won their first game yesterday!!!  Emmy was goalie for the 2nd quarter and she was a total rockstar!!!  She totally dove in and went for it.  I'm not sure, but the final tally of her saves was at least 5 or 6!

This is my co-worker and friend, Courtney, who just had baby Brody last Sat morning!  She has a daughter Emmy's age and a son who is Ethan's age, and the whole fam was out watching her daughter play her game (just before Emmy's).  So fun to catch up with her and see the new baby!  Yea-congrats, Castle family!

I have been enjoying my one-on-one time with Ethan on Tues/Thurs mornings while the other kiddos are in school.  He now gets the brunt of the grocery shopping and all the errands with mommy, but it still is nice to have only him and to give him some good attention.  Last week, he helped me make some yummy muffins and I had to capture his great smile!
This week, Ethan and I dove into potty training with a vengence.  Thursday was our start day... by lunch I had changed about 5 wet undies.  After lunch, he napped and was dry when he woke up and stayed that way for the rest of the day!!!  Now it's Sunday, and there has been only a few accidents since.  He's totally getting the hang of it!  Yea!!!!