Monday, November 17, 2014

All Star Soccer Game, Tractors, Christmas Lights

Hunter had the pleasure of being on one of the All Star teams for his age group in soccer this year. He was very excited! He was bummed when season was over and I don't know if it was directed towards soccer itself or just the fact that he won't be busy with a sport for a while. Love my athletic/can't sit still child! Matt and I had the honor of coaching his team this time for All Stars. It was fun and exhausting. We practiced a few nights a week for a couple of weeks then just had one day of games in Lincoln. They first played Lincoln black, who are bred from birth to play soccer. ha! Then we played another team from Sylacauga, the green team. We lost the first game, but played our hearts out then dominated the second game. I was very very proud of our team and the positive attitude that they had the whole time. I hope Matt and I were able to team them as much as they taught us. It is amazing how much kids really do teach you a lot about yourself and the kind of person you want to be.

Hunter played so good. He listened and went after the ball no matter what. He definitely played his heart out. He even scored a goal or two!! However, whether he scored or not... I am just glad he had fun.
Gage and his Pawpaw

This kid kills me.. he is soo full of personality and spunk. I tried to find some serious photos the other day and actually failed. With Hunter he posed at times for us.. nope not Gage. He is full of life!
On days that Matt is not working he is down at the land working while Hunter is in school. Gage has found his happy place. He now thinks that if the tractor is in sight, he better be on it! He is just like his brother. Boys and their toys :-)

I put up the Christmas tree earlier this year than normal. I usually wait until the day after Thanksgiving but this year I did it early. I figured the kids are only little once and I want them to be able to enjoy it for more than a month. At the same time I can't stand putting everything out to only put it back up in 30 days. What a waste! I like our way better this year.

The boys were playing around the tree looking at ornaments and I asked them to pose for a picture. Hunter always turns around and smiles but this time Gage ran up, grabbed Hunters hand and smiled. It was priceless and I am so glad I got a picture. He truly loves his brother!
This isn't Gage's first Christmas, but it is the first that he can be active and participate. He is amazed with the tree and I usually find him here every night. If he isn't staring at the tree he is pulling all the ornaments off and putting them in a basket. But hey he is happy!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween

For Halloween this year we went to our churches Trunk-or-Treat. We decided to bring along a Bumble Bee Transformer and a Kangaroo. They were the best company ever. Glad we got there when we did because as we were leaving the wind picked up a lot and it was COLD!

The boys with their Mimi and Pops

He looks so tough. He has a mask but Gage is deathly afraid of it so Hunter left it off for a while. Such a good big brother.
Love that he is checking out his Roo in his pouch. He may have been wearing a girl Kangaroo outfit but whose to say?!!? :-) I think it was more this century type outfit where the men help out the women. Yes I am going to go with that!


See... such a mean/tough face!





The boys with their Nana, Uncle Collin, and Pawpaw

Hollins Festival and Field Trip

We decided to go to the festival in Hollins this year. We have missed the past two years and didn't want to miss this year since hopefully we will be moving down that way one of these days. We also had to go get Uncle Louie's famous sausage dog. Once we got down there we realized quickly that we don't know that many people that come to events in Hollins anymore. Looks like we have to make more friends.. haha.

Gage's reaction when he saw the big slide...Love it!

Hunter basically stayed on this slide the whole time. We had to beg him to go play some games and even eat.
My handsome little fella


Matt got to go on a field trip with Hunter's school to the pumpkin patch at Camp Hargis in Chelsea. They seemed to have had a blast and I am so glad because I was sad that I didn't get to join him and experience his first true field trip, however Mommy must work. Matt said he did great playing with his friends and experiencing all that the pumpkin patch had to offer.






Hunter and Kane playing around before having to leave to come home.



I can't believe how fast time is flying by and I am praying I get to join in on all the fun next time. Have fun sweet boy because he doesn't last long.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fayetteville Fall Festival

The boys, Matt and I went to the fall festival at Hunter's school. The boys were excited to wear their costume and we were glad to get out of the house. They had a blast at the festival.. I described it as organized chaos. haha!
Love these two boys to pieces.


This is Hunter and his classmate/friend/soccer team mate Mackenzie. She is a mess!
Gage is overwhelmed and by the mad chaos that is going on. They had two or three bouncy houses and many games and in a little gym. Wow!!
Waiting in line for his turn to bounce in the bouncy house
Gage wanted to join so bad. There were a couple of little kids in there at the time so we let him go in for just a minute or so. He was so funny when he got in.. he couldn't quite understand why the "floor" was moving :-)


Hunter and his classmate/friend/soccer team mate Cooper. He is a hoot... keeps me laughing always!
Had to share this brotherly moment after the festival. They both jumped in mine and Matt's bed and wanted to watch Netflix. Usually Gage will stay in the living room with us but this time (and a lot lately) he wanted to be with Hunter. I love it!!
Hunter and Gage at roughly the same age wearing the same outfit. We tried to get Gage to pose the same way but he wasn't having any of that. So we went for the next best pose :-)

I was off work one Friday, Gage and I cleaned out the boys room and found this Thomas blanket. Gage is into trains..so he was on cloud 9 getting to sit on the blanket with his cheerios and tea. All was right in the world to him at that point in time.
First time getting to try powdered donuts. By the look on his face I think he was fond of the taste :-)

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