Sunday, September 27, 2015

an Ella date

Ella’s turn for some Daddy time.  Sometimes it’s the simple things…dinner and a walk (well, ride) in the park and stomping in the creek. 

2015-08 E date

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Number 1 fan!

We've never waved an Orange flag. We do not own any orange clothes. And Rocky Top has never been sung in this house. Yet, Wyatt is their no.1 fan. After his team lost tonight I told him it was okay if he wanted to pick a new team. He said "I can't do that. I'm going to be a TN football player when I grow up. Number 48." 

My Wyatt dreams BIG!

This might be a tough pill for Poppy to swallow. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

a room re-do

Part of Wyatt’s 5th birthday included a room update.  Out went to the planes, trains and automobiles (which were mostly hand-me-downs from Wilson’s old toddler room) and in came Star Wars.

Since we moved in, three years ago, we intended to add navy to his walls.  It was my favorite part of Will’s old room and I wanted to add it to Wyatt’s.  It just took three years to figure out how I wanted to do it.  Thankfully the idea collided with the Star Wars idea. 

My original idea was a “sprinkling” of stars and Star Wars ships.  But a lot like letting a kid decorate a Christmas tree, where all the ornaments end up in one spot, the same thing happened with the ship stickers.  And every time I turned around Wyatt (or Chris) requested another ship. 

2015-07 Wys room

I tried to look back and find a pic of Wyatt’s “old” room and only found THIS.  Clearly, I knew his room wasn’t finished. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

play ball!

Wyatt has waited for MONTHs to play football.  He eats, breathes, lives for football (in addition to Star Wars and legos).  A few weeks of practice and it is finally game time.

No matter if he gets any flags or touchdowns, he loves every second of it. And talks of nothing else until the next game.

2015-09 Wy3

2015-09 Wy1

2015-09 Wy4And my favorite part…every single game is played against cousin Jake.  Because there are only two teams in his age group! So these two boys have the biggest fan group ever.  Every.single.week!

2015-09 Wy2

Monday, September 21, 2015

football love

Prior to starting practice for {flag} football Wyatt had A LOT of questions….


Thankfully those questions/fears have all been put to rest with a few successful practices and games (post coming soon). 

And he’s been known to sleep with his jersey a few times a week.

Football mom was never on my bucket list.  But given his love for the game, I’ll gladly join the club!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

{a first} Ella scores!

Ella scored her first ever goal today in soccer!!! ⚽️⚽️⚽️
She was so excited and seemed to have more fun this week than last week. Go Hungry Hungry Hippos! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Archery day!

Will had his first Trail Life outing this weekend, archery! They built their own bows and then learned how to shoot (safely). Archery has long been on Will's bucket list so he was ecstatic about this adventure. Chris bought him a target and a quiver for his arrows. He's hooked!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Wyatt's {first} tube adventure

Wyatt finally summoned the courage to go tubing. There was a small bribe involved but I've already forgotten what. He willingly said yes, and away they went. He said it was fun! The next day he tried again. But only lasted a few minutes before changing his mind. Progress on this "last" weekend of summer!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

School is off to a great start!

Every day is the best day, according to Ella. She is loving kindergarten, riding the bus, buying her lunch, recess, computer lab. You name it, she loves it. And her Teacher says she's doing amazing!  We are in awe at how well she's adjusted. What a year this will be!