Saturday, November 12, 2016

halloween .16

This year we took Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, a stormtrooper/ninja, Katniss, and a shadow trooper/G.I. Joe guy trick or treating.

Even a Shadow Trooper's gotta eat...

orange crush

A couple weeks ago Matt took the boys to their first Broncos game!  Sounds like they had the best time ever!

sharp dressed...pumpkins?

This year the kids went nuts with Sharpies on their pumpkins instead of carving them.  I loved this!  No knives or pumpkin goo or rotting pumpkin corpses.

fall soccer .16

We were down to just two kids playing soccer this fall- it felt so easy!!
Miles had a great season except for one game (his cleats were too small/tight.)  He's a good team player and loves scoring goals!

Delia spent most of this season like this:

She has had a lot of pain in her feet and ankles and can't run too long, so she was the designated goalie for most of the season.  She did great, stopped a lot of goals.  She played a couple other positions at the end of the season after getting her braces and inserts.  She's been a great sport considering how difficult playing is for her.  We're so proud of these kids!

Monday, November 07, 2016

Delia at 9

Delia is 9!!!

favorite color: indigo
favorite song: Mercy by Shawn Mendes
favorite TV show: Supergirl and Dancing with the Stars
favorite movie: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
favorite book: Grimmtastic Girls books
favorite food: Mexican
favorite thing to do at school: Art
favorite thing to do at home: art
favorite flower: orchid
if I could go anywhere I'd go to: Hawaii
when I grow up I want to be: a photographer because I like taking pictures of pretty things
if I could be on a show I'd be on: Fixer Upper (this category was Delia's suggestion.  I think she wants to be the host/flippers, not the clients)
I'm good at: drawing, writing, creativity
 this year I want to: get my own camera
 :see a Shawn Mendes concert

At nine years old Delia is a kind, thoughtful, creative and unique kid.  She is doing well in 3rd grade and enjoys being at school with her siblings, cousins, and friends.  She excels at creative writing and art, anywhere she can be express herself creatively.  She has been having troubles with her feet, knees and ankles that we are working on correcting so she's not able to be as active as she likes.  She is in a fair amount of pain and is having to wear large ankle braces everyday.  She's handling all of this well and rarely complains.  She genuinely cares for others and helps with Avika all the time.  She is generous and sweet and fun and easy.  Some of her peers are catching up with her in height, but she is still pretty tall for nine- she looks and acts so grown up!  We really love spending time with her and love with person she's becoming!

Happy Birthday Delia Jane.  We love you more than you can know!  We're so grateful you are our daughter!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

pick an apple, put it in the basket...

Our friends invited us to come pick apples in their yard this fall.  I think the kids had more fun playing with their insanely cute foster puppy, but they did a great job picking a bunch of apples for me.  I made homemade applesauce for the first time, and the kids were shocked that they liked it.  Maybe someday they will agree that homemade is better!

Monday, October 24, 2016

disneyland '16

I really do love Disneyland, I feel very nostalgic about going there.  Glad we got to take Avika on her first trip there.

Not quite sure if this is the happiest place on Earth...

Spinning teacups...

About to ride on Dumbo (the flying hathis!!!)
Waiting for the parade.  Delia spent much of these two days in the stroller because of some painful issues with her knees/ankles/feet.  We all managed pretty well considering how much walking did.

Avika LOVES Minnie and Mickey Mouse, but was terrified to meet them it turns out.  She was just happy to wear her MM shirt all day.

Happy smiles waiting in line at Pirates of the Caribbean.  No one looked liked this after the ride :(

Waiting to see Mickey in the Parade.  Highlights of the day: Dumbo, Star Tours, so many churros, Big Thunder Railroad, Jungle Cruise (more elephants!), creating light sabers!