Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Snow (Ice) Day!

We had an "ice day" yesterday.  And today.  And school will probably be out again tomorrow.
The snow started falling Monday night, and yesterday the snow was packed and hard.  They couldn't pick it up to build a snowman or throw a snowball.  So they were content to run and "skate."
Jeter really enjoyed running around the backyard chasing his kids.

And stealing their snow gear.

The ice was so packed that Reese was picking it up and stacking it.  Or throwing it.

When running wasn't fun anymore, they grabbed their hockey sticks.

I love this picture.  Hudson and Jeter really have become best friends.

Hockey guys!  They ended up out front playing, and a 9 year old came up and asked if he could play with them.  Hudson looked at the kid who was twice his size, crouched down in his hockey pose, and said, "Okay, but you know I'm better than you right?"

This was about as "outside" as Finley got.  She is still not a fan of cold snow.  Just like her Momma!

Sunday, February 8, 2015


We had our first snowfall a few weeks ago.  It wasn't much, but there was just enough to take a few pictures of our puppy playing in the snow.  In fact, Wyatt had a two hour delay for school, and it all melted by the time I picked him up.
Jeter doesn't really like getting his paws wet, but he did have fun slipping and sliding in the yard.
 Hudson spent some time dressing up as Captain America.
 And giving his doggy kisses.  He has really become best buddies with his pup!
 Because how could you not fall in love with this face?

Friday, February 6, 2015

January Little Things

Most of my pictures in January were of the dog.  Seriously.  And since I already shared those, I guess it's back to pictures of the kids.
Wyatt was pretty proud of himself for scoring 5 goals at his first indoor soccer game.  He's mostly played defense since that game.  Ha!  (Nice photobomb by Daddy).

Finley and I had to go to Sam's when the kids went back to school. Buying food for four kids is serious business.  And buying in bulk is a necessity.
Ready for basketball picture night.  Brian discovered that the key to getting Hudson to smile is getting him to say "Stinky Feet."

She adores her Daddy!

Same outfit, exactly one year apart.  I can't believe how big my baby is!
Obviously big enough to need glasses to work on the iPad.  Just kidding.  She is not trusted with technology.
Reese comes home from school every day ready to do homework.  Based on the way her brother reacts to homework, my parenting skills are not the reason for her enthusiasm.  She sits down and does her assigned work, a Phonics book, some extra math, and she reads a book.  She was very proud of herself last month because she made a decision to read her first "Chapter Book."  And she did it in a day!  I can't believe she's halfway through her Kindergarten year.  She is going to take First Grade by storm next year.
Reese loves to go to Pink in the Rink every year with Brian.  They tint the ice pink for Breast Cancer awareness and she loves it!

This little miss is my errand helper.  She might be BFF's with most of the Target employees.  But that's just my impression.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Basketball Season

Wyatt, Reese, and Hudson are all playing basketball at the Y this season, and they are all on different teams.  Add in Wyatt's indoor soccer schedule and it makes for some crazy Saturdays. 
Hudson usually starts our mornings with his practice and game at 9AM.  His age group practices for about 20 minutes and then they play a game.  He was stoked to be on the court!

He scored 4 points in his first game!

Reese's game was next.  She is having so much fun!  She hustles up and down the court.
 We missed her first two baskets when we were getting Jeter, but Mimi and Baba were there to see them!
 Wyatt is playing his fourth season and he is having fun learning new skills (he learned a lot at basketball camp last summer, too.  Apparently I didn't include that on the blog.  So behind.).
 BUT, he's lost two games and tied the third.  This is how he handles losing.  He hopped up off the bench with a huge smile on his face when they ended in a tie.  I think he was just happy that he didn't actually lose!

Fortunately, his indoor soccer team has been winning by double digits, so that softens the blow of the basketball losses.  Ha!