Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Go Green Alligators!!!

They are called the Green Alligators.  The team includes Griffin and Gannon, and cousins, Demi Dykstra, Lane Dykstra, Trey Bosman, and 2nd cousin Ryan Levein and some other kids!  We actually don't have Trey anymore because he broke his arm this week :(
Griffin and Gannon's first time on a team together.  Gannon's first time playing any YMCA sport.  They don't seem to mind playing together, Griffin even prayed the other night "thankyou God that Gannon could play good in the soccer game tonight."  It was pretty cute.  I think Griffin will always be looking out for his little brothers and sister.

Gannon is 4 (so he is a little young to be playing, but they let him anyways,) and Griffin is 6.
I think this is all they really want to do.  TACKLE TACKLE TACKLE!
Griffin keeps asking how old he has to be to play football!  So far soccer is going good this fall... we have only had one practice where it poured down rain the ENTIRE time!  Hopefully I will get some action shots during some of the games to post soon!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wild deer and our little dear :)

Last night right after we put the kids to bed we looked out our window and saw two deer eating the apples on the ground around our apple trees in the back yard.
So we let Griffin and Gannon get up to see them... They were trying to sneak up on them, but the deer ran away.  Maybe someday they will be tame :)
And our little dear Tyra!  5 1/2 months old!  She is getting so big... rolls all over and scoots around.  I don't think it will be long before she is crawling!  Part of me is excited and happy and part of me is sad that my baby is growing up so fast.  However, I feel like I know so many people that are pregnant right now... and I am DEFINATELY happy I am not in that stage of my life anymore!
She is really into her feet and toes and shoes right now, and wants everything in her mouth!  She absolutely LOVES real food!  Cannot get enough of it! 
She hasn't had an ear infection in over 3 weeks... I should knock on wood right now b/c she has been sneezing the last couple of days... and if it is actually a cold, more than likely it will turn into an ear infection!  But I am keeping my fingers crossed and praying about it lots.  She is still super easy going and does great in her carseat which she is in a lot of the time with having to run to school, soccer, and errands.  Can't believe soon she will be 1/2 a year old!  Weeks are flying by!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Falling Into Football Season

Gannon and Griffin put on their football pads and gloves to practice their football skills.  Grant made them give me their mean faces! They are loving all the football stuff, all the boys got to go to the LC Sehome game at Civic field on Friday night and thought that was great!  They play tackle and football a lot at home, even though they just had their first soccer practice today.  Next year Griffin will get to choose, soccer or football, and I have a feeling it will be football.  I can't forget to leave Grant out in all this football talk...  he is SO EXCITED for this coming Sunday, the first Giant's game!  He had to go buy an apple I pad so he can sit in the lazy boy with his I pad, checking his fantasy football all the while he is watching the Giant's game on the big screen and watching the "other teams" on the kitchen tv that he can see from the lazy boy!  I guess there are far worse things he could be addicted to. :)
Grandpa Rick and Grandma Deba stopped over this weekend and grandpa started this "throwing the boys onto the trampoline thing" which they can't get enough of!  I had to snap some pictures because the sky was so blue and it was "kind of" warm and sunny.  Gotta get out while we can before the cold wet winter comes!  This one is of Gannon
Even Grandpa looks a little scared about the landing!

Friday, September 3, 2010


First day of school... Griffin-6 (full time kindergarten) Gannon-4 (pre-school)
Gunnar-2 and Tyra-5 months
Gannon- Pre-school
Griffin & Lane
So excited to be in the same class, and sitting at the same table
Griffin and his teacher Mrs. Thomas.  His first day went good, although he came home with a headache, and wasn't very happy that they couldn't go outside for recess (b/c it was pouring down rain) he wouldn't come to the dinner table to eat, so he went and laid in our bed and crashed by 6:30pm!  I couldn't believe it, school wiped him out.  Day 2 was WAY better.  They got to go outside on the BIG playground 3 times for recess and he didn't come home with a headache!  Griffin and Lane said they played soccer against 4 other kids and it was only the 2 of them, and they won! :)
Gannon and his teacher Melinda... I was trying to tell Gannon to say MA-LIND-A... b/c he would always say "teacher linda"  and he said " I will just call her teacher mud"  His first day went good, he said he liked it, and of course his favorite part was recess!
Waiting for the bus to come!  They had been waiting all week to ride it, but I wanted to bring them to their first days of school :)  Griffin likes to ride his skateboard to the gate and leave it there, so that when he gets off the bus he can ride it back to the house!
I was so mad, b/c my camera wasn't cooperating when it first pulled up... I could have had a great picture... maybe next time :)  You probably can't even see the two of them, but they are in the very front seat right above the stop sign.  Next stop was to cousins Avery, Riley, Logan and Lane's house,... and the last stop is picking up cousins Brooklyn, Crew and Trey.  And Demi is already on the bus with them.  So my kids have 8 of their cousins on their bus!  So far their favorite parts of school have been recess and the bus ride.  They get on at 7:30 in the morning and Griffin doesn't get home till 4 in the afternoon!  LONG DAY!  He says the bus ride is really short (he must be having fun)  We will see how long that attitude towards the bus lasts :)  I am exhausted and excited for Saturday when we can hopefully sleep in and stay in our pajamas for a while :)
P.S.  Anyone interested in listening to Gunnar for a while  when the kids are at school are more than welcome... I have been hearing SERIOUSLY about 100 times a day... "wheres Griffin? Wheres Gannon?  One time he even said "wheres Grant?"  and when I tell him "at school, he says "why," and then it starts all over again!