Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Blue Day 2014 and Diabetes Awareness Month!

We LOVE our school and our school LOVES Blue Day! 
We sold sneakers for JDRF and they wrapped around the entire cafeteria!
Daddy was even ready for Blue Day!

 Aiden and a few of his Best Blue Buddies.
 Emma and her "group" all BLUE!
 Earlier in the week, we also got to attend Gabe's Spirit Night at JDRF at Maggie Moos! YUM!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fall Baseball

Well this was certainly a different season than Spring Baseball. Like night and day. And yay! (Not) We got to be on a purple team. Aiden was less than thrilled about that and he also missed a lot of his friends who had always been on his team before and were on a different team this season. (oops!) But it was just a different kind of season... Aiden was one of the oldest on the team and I think one of the few who had played so he enjoyed kind of being the big man on campus. Although, we prioritized soccer this season, so was missed quite a few games. It overlapped a lot more than usual. 
 He was always Baseball  Ready!

 One game there was a CRACK in my camera's view finder. It was driving me NUTTS! Hehehehehe.
But on a high note, Aiden hit his first HOME RUN that night! It was sooooo exciting!! All that baseball practice paid off!! 
 Not very many in the W column, so it was pretty exciting when they tied! YAY!
 Can't you just see how overwhelmingly excited he was this season?!
 He also had Fall Development Program for Perfect Timing for hours every Sunday. Whew! That is a LOT of baseball! 

 He was pretty excited to leave FDP a little early one Sunday to go to his buddy's birthday party.

 They had SO MUCH FUN!

 And got SOAKED! It was a BLAST (literally!)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Go Strikers!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE watching Aiden play soccer! This season was the best yet. His team was full of friends from school and they didn't lose a game (tied 2, but still). It was just a tiny bit exciting to see our boys from the "wrong side of the tracks" (aka East side of Springdale) whoop up on the latte-parented teams.  
 Aiden never gives less than 100%. And he loves playing defense.

 The season ended kind of late in the year. We had to play our last few games in the dark!

Such a fun season, I will miss it for the next few months.

Happy Halloween 2014!

The trees were just beautiful again this year. I love them!
The driveway to my office is my favorite!
 We kicked off Halloween with Nan-O-Ween this year. 
 Trick or Treat!

 Nana worked so hard on her Pumpkin Patch!

 A special Halloween lunch! 
 First grade teachers rock!
 Coach T was a stick figure! It was really hard trying to have a conversation about volunteers for the Fall Festival with him in smiling at me like that!
 We love our 2nd grade teachers too!
 And 4th grade!
 Aiden and his buddies. 
 Emma at the Mega Party
 Aiden's class rotated and did lots of fun crafts!
 Nick, Emma and Ella at the Mega Party!
 Aiden and his buddies at the Mega Party!

 It's Fal Festival Time!!
 Thankful Springdale PD for doing a Trunk or Treat it was so cold!
 Our awesome Principal and the wonderful Mrs. Berlanga, my Fall Festival partner in crime!

 Emma's GT class got to make their own games out of cardboard and had their own Carnival in the blue hall! It was really a success! 

 Emma was so excited to see AC! She misses her so much! 

 Photo Booth fun!

 Two awesome guys in uniform kicking T1D! Thanks Officer Wilson for being a great role model for Aiden. :)
 The kids got TONSSSSS of candy at the Fall Festival.

 And Aiden won 8, count 'em EIGHT, bottles of soda!!! HOLY COW! He had 5th graders asking him to win them bottles. Haha!! Needless to say, he killed the ring toss. 

 Trick or Treat from us!

 This year, we were all messed up on our usual traditions since our Fall Festival was on Halloween so we did something different afterwards and went to a HUGE neighborhood nearby and let the kids experience that. IT WAS PACKED!! They were super exhausted, but they liked seeing it. 
 And they got even MORE candy!

We finished up our Halloween with our tradition of making popcorn balls at Nanny and Papa's. Poor Chas burnt the fire out of her hands and we laughed at her. RUDE!! Sorry Chas!!

It was a Happy Halloween for sure!