Sunday, August 30, 2015

Tackle Football has Begun

After three years of flag football, Drew started tackle football this year.  Yikes!  He seems way too young for tackle football in my opinion!  He seems to really enjoy it, but he does tell me baseball is still his favorite sport.  Andy is one of his coaches so I haven't been to a practice to see the kids in their pads.  They had a scrimmage on Saturday so Kayley, Ryan and I finally got to see him in action.  

I could lie and tell you which one Drew is in the pictures below, but I actually have no idea other to say he was in a maroon jersey.  I was able to pick him out a few times because of the way he walked back to the line or I heard a coach yell his name to tell him good job (or maybe one time when they yelled his name because he messed up...just one of those though!).  I can tell you for sure that Andy is the coach on the left in the first picture.  :-)  

To be honest, it was kind of nice to watch them in their practice jerseys without their numbers because I never had to see my kid get tackled.  Well, I never had to know it was my kid getting tackled.  I will be a nervous wreck when I see #22 running around out there in a few weeks and knowing that is my kid!  I think I like baseball better too...

After the scrimmage, we took the kids to Dunlap Days (think small town carnival), which was located conveniently right next to the football field.  Ryan was in heaven.  Kayley loved it too and went on all the rides with Ryan.  Drew appears to be stuck between being a big kid that is too cool for the rides and still being little enough that he actually likes the rides.  He didn't ride much, but I think he secretly wanted to!  

Andy went golfing this morning so the kids and I decided to go to the school playground for awhile.  Drew and Kayley rode their bike and I took Ryan in the jogging stroller.  It is about 1.5 miles to the school.  The kids now want to ride their bikes to school tomorrow...

Sunday, August 16, 2015

We moved!!!

After 7+ long months, we moved into our new house on August 3rd.  We broke ground on December 20th.  It has been a long process.  Parts of it have been really fun, parts of it have not been fun at all, but we are done!  And so happy to be in our house.  Once I get it organized, I'll post a few pictures.

Ryan has been my little helper with all of the cleaning.  He wants to use the mop and the dust buster ALL THE TIME.  It is cute, but not all that helpful!  I'll enjoy this phase while it lasts because my experience with Drew and Kayley is that it doesn't last long!

It feels like we have been going nonstop since we moved in, but we took a break from all of the unpacking to go camping.  Kind of.  Backyard camping.  Last Friday, Ryan, Kayley and I went to my friend Jamie's house while Drew and Andy were at football practice.  We set up two tents in about 10 minutes (way easier than we thought it was going to be!).  Andy brought Drew over once football was done and took Ryan home.  We grilled.  The kids watched a movie outside using a projector against Jamie's shed.  We did s'mores too.  The kids loved it!  I remember camping all the time as a little kids so I am glad I was able to give my kids a little bit of a camping experience.  However, I will never camp with just a sleeping bag again.  Definitely need an air mattress or some major padding!

A little indoor play while we got the movie ready

The kids' daycare was closed Thursday and Friday so the teachers could get ready for the new classes.  Mom and Dad offered to come watch the kids those days.  The kids have enjoyed some spoiling by Grandma and Grandpa.  And I've enjoyed Mom's help around the house!

Ryan thoroughly entertained at the restaurant.
Don't judge - you do whatever it takes sometimes.

Andy and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary this weekend too.  We've been together for 16 years too.  Crazy how fast time flies!  This may have been our most hectic year yet and we wouldn't have it any other way!