Saturday, November 07, 2015

Fall Soccer '15

Somehow we managed to pull off another soccer season this fall.  Isaac, Delia, and Miles all played again and Matt coached all their teams.  When he's feeling full of energy Miles is a great player and can really attack the ball.
Celebrating right after scoring a goal!

Delia really is become a soccer star.  She's aggressive and works hard, she loves to score but doesn't mind defending either.  She's pretty competitive, but a good team player, too.  She likes to encourage her teammates and had some great assists this season.  I love watching her team play!

Unfortunately this is my only picture of Isaac from the season! :(  This was at his last game and he was recovering from the flu that wiped out a bunch of kids and staff from their school that week.  To be honest there wasn't much to photograph this season for Isaac.  Although he's a pretty skilled player he doesn't have much passion for soccer, I think we'll be looking for other activities for him to try out next year.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Delia is Eight!

My amazing Delia Jane is eight!

D's favs at eight years old-
color: every single color in the whole entire universe
song: We're Not Gonna Take It
movie: that's a hard decision...
tv show: Lego Friends
sport: soccer (scoring and defending) and gymnastics
food: hard shell tacos and meatballs!!
season: Fall because my birthday's in the fall!
favorite thing to do at school: writing
favorite thing to do at home: drawing
favorite thing to do outside: flips on the rings
what superpower do you wish you could have: flying power, force field, laser eyes
what do you want to be when you grow up: a clothing designer
if you could visit anywhere it would be: New York, NY where the Statue of Liberty is
what's the best thing about you: EVERYTHING!!

At eight years old Delia is incredibly kind, thoughtful, sensitive and generous, always thinking of others and wanting to make sure her siblings are doing okay.  She is so unique and creative and surprises me everyday with the art she creates and the stories she writes.  Someone told me recently that she seems very comfortable in her skin- that describes her so well!  She is very bright and a great student, she's excelling at everything in 2nd grade.  I don't know how we ended up with such a beautiful and gifted young woman!  She is amazing and we thank God for her everyday!


Happy Birthday Delia Jane!  We love you so much!

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Halloween '15

Halloween '15: We had a fun dinner with friends, a not so fun photo session, hit the church carnival, then trick-or-treating on 3rd Ave.  We are busy consuming ALL THE CANDY!

Biker Girl.  Attitude included.

Army Guy.  Isaac is wearing his Grandpa Robb's hat from Vietnam.

Captain America did not want his picture taken.

My little kitten who did not like wearing her kitten mask.

I've got all the candy!

Trick-or-treating with Dada!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Avika's First Day of Preschool

Avika started preschool last week!!  We are so excited to have her at New Horizons where the rest of the kids went (me too!  A long, long time ago...)

Walking to school with Dada!

Posing in front of the school-I was having issues with sunlight and shade :(

Putting her backpack away in her cubby...

Avika wore the same dress Delia wore on her first day at NH.  My mom made this dress for me on my first day at NH (thirty...something years ago!)

Playing in the sand table- definitely a favorite so far.

Sliding and having fun at the end of the school day.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Miles' Minion Party

My favorite minion.  Miles requested a minion party for his fifth birthday.

Kevin the piƱata...

Opening presents...
Cupcakes, candles, and singing...


At school celebrating with muffins and his classmates.

Miles at Five

 Miles is five!!

This five year old's favorites and facts:
song: "We're Not Gonna Take It"- Twisted Sister (runner up: "Uptown Funk"- Bruno Mars)
color: silver
TV show: Paw Patrol
food: pizza!
movie: Minions
toy: Grave Digger monster truck
book: the one about monster tucks and cars
sport: football
tech game: Angry Birds Rio
fav thing to do at school: play with magnets
fav thing to do outside: ride my bike
fav thing to do at home: play Legos with Isaac
when I grow up I want to be: a football player
the super power I want is: laser eyes, Iron Man's powers
if I could go anywhere I'd go to: Washington D.C.
now that I'm five I can: go just fast uphill on my bike!

I love seeing all my kids grow up and mature into big people, but Miles is the hardest for me to see age.  He is my baby!!  He is fun and funny, and it's incredibly enjoyable to spend time with him.  I miss him while he's in school all day.  He is usually very agreeable and all his siblings love to play with him.  He is happy playing sports, riding bikes, or creating with Legos with Isaac, and he loves to do art projects with Delia.  He's very sweet with Avika (when she is being sweet with him) and looks after her when it's just the two of them.  He is bright and is doing well in school, I think he will be an early reader like his brother.  He is tough, persistent, patient, and loves to make us laugh!  Our hearts are full of love for you sweet Miles Moses!  Happy Birthday!!