Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Just a picture today for Wordless Wednesday.  
There will be MANY more and plenty of "words" to come.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Red Shoe Shindig

The first weekend in October we went to a fundraising event for the Ronald McDonald House at the hospital here. It's an annual event called the Red Shoe Shindig and most people wear red shoes. This year they did a  Gatsby/ 20's theme so we got to dress up like the 20's to go with the red shoes!

 Here's a shot of some of the red shoes. There were several guys, including Brent, that wore red tennis shoes.

 It was a great night for a GREAT cause!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Double Digits!?!

Oh MY Goodness!!

How can this PRECIOUS girl be TEN YEARS OLD today?!?
How can it be that TEN years ago today, this perfect baby girl made me a Mommy?

Hollace Claire,
I can't begin to tell you how proud Daddy and I are of you, and how blessed we feel that we get YOU as a daughter!! 
You are so kind, and independent, and loving, and smart, and fun, and beautiful!
You are an awesome big sister, a wonderful friend, and an amazing daughter.
We love you so so very much and thank God for every day that we get to be your parents!
Happy 10th birthday sweet girl!

Friday, October 11, 2013

DOWN, SET,............

Rhett is playing his first season of football this fall. It's hard to believe he's old enough to be playing REAL football.

Trying on his helmet- looking a little like a bobble head:), but oh so cute.

 Getting pads on for his first practice with the Police Cubs
 Warming up.
He's in the white jersey with yellow shirt underneath.
 They do this before every practice.
They lay on their back and hold their legs out straight and off the ground a few inches. The coach told them if it didn't hurt, then they would just need to do it longer. So they all groan and moan really loud the whole time to make sure the coaches know it hurts. It's pretty funny.
 He plays on the offensive line.  All 60 pounds of him!
 How cute is he- all sweaty and dirty after practice?
I'll post some action pictures soon.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Busy Bee

Hollace has been so busy already this fall. She is probably involved in too much, and that's with her eliminating a few other things she really wanted to do. I'm glad she likes to be active and enjoys so many things, but it means a LOT of time in the car for us!:)

A few weekends ago she participated in a 5K in Greenwood to raise money for a boy at their school to get a Diabetic alert dog. It was her first race, but she stayed with her teacher and classmates. They didn't run and I think they were actually the last ones to cross the finish line. Their class won a pizza party for raising the most money though.
 It was a color run so she got sprayed with kool-aid along the way.

She is playing volleyball again this season. 
(I can't get over those legs)

 She has improved quite a bit since the Spring season. She got about 10 points for her team on their last game.  Most of them were from serves that they didn't return. 

She is quite the little fashionista and loves to pick out her outfit for school each evening. This was actually hat day, but don't miss the silver high tops and neon yellow suspenders!

With some of her buddies at a birthday party.
 She started taking Hip Hop in September. She was so excited to start and was counting down the days until it started. This was on her first day of class.

She LOVES to read and has a book open almost any chance she gets. 
(This was one evening at the tennis courts. Brent and I went to play for a little bit. The boys usually play on the ipad or something, but they were grounded from video games this day.)

The little busy bee is also doing theater at UAFS this fall and is still on the swim team.
Between her activities and football and soccer, I feel like we live in the van! I'm grateful they are able to enjoy all those activities and so thankful that I'm able to be the one to drive them all over town every day!:)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Soccer Star

Thad started his first soccer season in September and he LOVES it!! Rhett didn't really like soccer when he tried it at about this age, so I wasn't sure how it would go. They only play 3 players at a time from each team, so they get a little more opportunity to actually kick the ball. I think that helps. Thad plays so hard every time he gets on the field, and when it's not his turn, he is continually asking his coach "Is it my turn to play yet?".  He did score a goal on his second game and has had MANY more almost goals. He does a great job getting it down the field. He just needs to work a little on the control of the ball when he gets close to the goal:) Anyway, he LOVES to play and we may have many soccer games in our future!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013