Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fun on The Farm

We headed out to Crowe's Nest Farm with the MOMS group at my church last week. It was sooo fun and I highly recommend it! Both kids loved it and we were all WORN out (Alex even took a nap that day when we got home)! With Alex being slightly obsessed with animals right now, this trip couldn't have come at a better time!

hayride out to see the buffalo and ostriches
these amazing beasts run with the tractor because they know the foods coming :) really cool!

couldn't take his eyes off them he was so excited

(we had just learned about buffalo because he got one in his animal cookies, so this was too perfect! and cool!) down to the ostriches and Ellie was still concerned about those buffalo
showing the egg while the big birds chow down

on to check out the other animals, including this beauty lama lama ;)

some BIG pigspriceless

on to the chicken coops
and dont forget to milk the cow!

This preggo momma had our moms group all feeling quite sympathetic.

It was a beautiful day to get to know new friends and spend some time with the animals!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Go Avalanche!

Alex is doing YMCA soccer this fall and is loving it so far! He has been waiting for this for a while and couldn't have been more excited! Dad decided to coach and relive a little of his high school glory days :) Well, at least he thought he would use soccer skills. 3 and 4 yr old soccer is not alot of skill. These kids just run around after the ball and kick it wherever...if they are even paying attention and not playing in the dirt or waving at mom on the sideline. Quite entertaining and seriously cute. But Travis has done a GREAT job with the little ones and really enjoys seeing them succeed and be so proud of themselves. He is putting a lot of time (and patience) into it, so I am really proud of him! I love the precious moments father and son are getting together too.

Alex is doing well but has really had to warm up to the idea of games. He is little and young compared to a lot of the other kids so its kind of intimidating and can get rough. I know he will get his goal by the end of the season! He has had some great kicks on the ball and has had some good defensive moments- my favorite move is arms and legs out like he is totally blocking all that he can.

mom can coach a little too- "you want to go that way"
end of game cheer tunnel run! maybe Alex's favorite part?

Here are some of the details...
Practice every Monday night and games every Saturday (ours our at 9).
They don't keep score and its all about fun.
Travis stays on the field the whole time to help.
They play 4 on 4 and there is no goalie.
The kids get subbed out often to keep it fresh and give everyone a chance.
Our team name is Avalanche and NO Travis did not come up with that, it was assigned. please. :)

We are loving our team and have great participation! The kids are just adorable!! We especially love that Evan S., our good buddy, is on our team! And his Dad is helping Travis out by assistant coaching!

We have quite the cheering section...with all the family in town there is always someone (or many) to cheer Alex on! He is so lucky and doesn't have a clue.

this cutie was a good cheerleader
and the biggest fan and Alex's favoriteEllie shockingly stays in her chair most of the time!

First Practice!
It was HOT! So glad its cooling down a bit!

This was just a day that he wanted to wear my headband while playing soccer in the backyard...said it helped him. As cute as he is, glad it wasn't a trend that stuck.

Friday, October 7, 2011

flashback friday

me and my dad, I just see Ellie! poor girl got her mommas bad (and lack of) hair