Monday, November 30, 2015

Turkey Feast

Thanksgiving 2015
Just a normal turkey dinner with a side of pop gun practice. And a new addition of the month long Thankful Pumpkin. The kids loved the idea and raced to see who could name their thankful things first. I can't wait to do it again next year. 
*the kids dressed themselves and they somehow coordinated. Wy insisted on a tie. 

Post Turkey stroll

Two of our tribe like to hike. The other one, not-so-much. But we all went anyway. It was only a mile given the one kid who said they couldn't go on any longer. We're going to have to work on their tolerance I guess. 
But it was a great way to spend our post T'giving Saturday. 

My fave pic is the top center one. Will stopped the kids to "watch for wildlife" but there was no wildlife this time. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

another round of golf

While at the beach we celebrated Poppy’s birthday.  And what better way to spend your birthday than a car show and golfing.  We only joined in on the golfing fun.  And it was the kind with water hazards and “wild animals”.  I think everyone had a great time celebrating his birthday!

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Star Wars Zoo Day

Star Wars day at the zoo! 

It only took Wyatt two hours to work up the courage to meet the characters. But he was glad when he finally did it. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

sandy toes!

Its time for our annual November beach trip.  We had perfect weather, and happy kids.

The first day it was super warm and we all ventured into the water for some boogie boarding. 

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There was a lot of shell picking, football playing and sand digging.
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And as usual, some pretty impressive views.

This top photo shows that we had the beach all to ourselves on the week days.  Those four tiny specs are my tribe.  I stayed inside and took a nap….it was my vacation too.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

say what? {wyatt}


"You know, God did a good job controlling the earth today." This was stated very matter of fact by Wyatt during a dinner discussion about a light bulb being out. I think we all stopped and looked at him to make sure we heard correctly and then moved on.  He’s also been known to ask God to turn the wind off if it’s too windy. 

Sunday, November 08, 2015

field trip time, again

another day, another field trip.  this one was similar to ella’s last one but this time with Mommy.  it was a beautiful day and we had fun playing and visiting the petting zoo.  bonus, we both got to pick our own pumpkins to bring home!

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Friday, November 06, 2015

Wyatt goes to the stadium {a first}

We have tried all season to take Wyatt to a football game.  We managed to be busy every Friday night there was a home game down the street.  And then managed to miss several home games at UTC.  FINALLY we found one that would work.  Chris and Wyatt squeezed the game in between the kids games that morning, and trick-or-treating that night.  It was a busy day, and Wyatt was worn out (probably why he only lasted 30 minutes on Halloween night).  But he had the best time!  And was thrilled to see so many real touchdowns in real life.  Hopefully next season he can go to more games!

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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

my three characters


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Monday, November 02, 2015

Halloween! 2015

My two ninjas and Darth hit the streets early Saturday night.  Rain was in the forecast so early seemed better anyway.  Our golf cart shuttled us around from door-to-door as the kids quickly filled up those tiny pumpkins.  About 30 minutes in Wyatt was DONE saying he was too tired to go on.  Wilson didn’t last much longer.  But Ella was still going strong.  We finally quit when all three moaned and groaned when we asked them to go to one more house.  Once home they were happy to sift through their loot.  Will quickly filled up “Mom & Dad’s bowl” with the “disgusting” stuff.  Wyatt contributed a few things. Ella contributed only two things, ha! 

They soon ditched their costumes and were content to hand out candy to all the neighbors stopping by.  And somehow all three kids were tucked in bed by 8:30! 

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