Falling Leaves & Family Time

Well hello readers! How have you been?

Life is in full swing out here in SC. Signs of Autumn are everywhere I turn. The yard needs to be raked, there's a chill in the air, and my kids are already making their Christmas lists! We've had a good few months, I thought I would give you a recap of what we have been up to.

Fall means college football, we are hard core Clemson Tiger fans and got the opportunity to attend the opening season game! The kids had a blast cheering on the players. I have never seen so much orange and purple in one place :) We can't wait till we can see a live game again. So much better than watching on the television.

While we were visiting the beautiful upstate for the football game we decided renting a boat for the day would be fun. Why not take advantage of the water before winter cools it all down too much to play in? Everyone had such a good time, I foresee a boat in our future... Now all I have to do is find someone who wants to buy one for me! Any takers? Anyone? Hello?

While we are on the subject of football, my son played again this year. Except, this year he played TACKLE! *eek* I'll admit, mommy was a little nervous. But after the first few games I chilled out and enjoyed it all. 

He played Center, same as last year. This year he was #50. He had so much fun. Plus my hubby coached and I loved seeing them have father/son bonding moments. Both my boys played a good season. The Panthers won some, and lost some but with such a great coaching staff and awesome players every minute was a blast.

While the boys enjoyed throwing the pig skin, my daughter put on her ballet shoes and found a new passion. She had done gymnastics for years but wanted a change. Ballet was just what she needed. Wow, how wonderful to sit and watch your little girl twirl in a tutu. It makes me smile every time.

There are quite a few friends of hers in the class and the teacher is wonderful. They are working on a cute recital dressed as fairies for this Spring. It'll take me that long to figure out how to work my video camera, ha ha.

 Halloween is always fun around our house. Every year we have a "boys vs. girls carving contest" And of course, every year there's a unanimous tie.
The kids are in charge of picking their pumpkin, the design, and gutting their own pumpkin.
Mom and Dad do most of the carving and light the candles. My daughter picks harder and harder designs every year, soon I won't be able to keep up!

Both kids had adorable costumes this year! There was a cute Chocolate Chip Cookie (carrying a milk jug as her treat bag) and a fearsome Medieval Sorcerer (sporting a stylish mustache) roaming the streets around our house. When the candy bags were full and the sugar highs had worn off the kids wanted MORE! So they helped me prepare for a fun Halloween party. Family and friends came from all over. I was proud of all the adults dressing up and getting in to the spirit.
The first 9 weeks are completed at school. Both kids have amazing teachers and both got STRAIGHT A'S! Way to go munchkins!!

Yup, we have had some fun the last few months. Thankfully God knows what we need when we need it. Currently my mom is dealing with some health issues and my daughter just had her tonsils and adenoids removed to prepare for a bigger ear surgery later this month. We got to play, laugh, and have loads of fun now we're rallying around each other weathering the storm. 

I hope you have had a good late summer / early fall. Stay warm as the temperature drops!

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time...


Melissa said...

Well, hoping your little lady comes through the surgeries with flying colors...sure no fun, but my thoughts and prayers will be with you all. What a cute little Halloween outfit she had! I love the idea Lizzie! And so jealous of the boating trip you've all had! If you find someone to buy you that boat would you mind sharing him with me!

kyooty said...

Happy Belated Octover. Happy November. :) missed reading you.