Friday, December 23, 2011

Fall 2011

Well, I am almost caught up blogging about 2011. Yay! Fall is my favorite season. I love when the weather turns cool. It makes me want to bake a loaf or two of bread, put a pot of soup on, decorate the house and just spend time with my family and friends. We had a wonderful fall season. Fall is back to school time of course. The kids like school and are usually ready to go back, this year they weren't as excited. Once it was time though, they were ready.

Somehow Parker escaped having his picture taken. I guess he's too cool for that.

Fall is also soccer season around here. Parker, Liam and Bronwyn all played. Parker is on a Comp team this year so we did a lot of following him around to two games a week.

This is what the rest of the kids do while Parker plays.

Parker had also been working on his Hiking merit badge all summer with his scout troop. Their last hike had to be a 20 mile one. It ended up being about 23 miles. His leader asked all the parents to be there at the end to cheer for the boys. We figured out that between pioneer trek, scout camp and his hiking merit badge requirements, Parker hiked between 70 and 80 miles this summer and fall.

Of course, fall means birthdays at our house! In October we celebrated Brinlee turning 10 and Bronwyn turning six. Bronwyn doesn't really like cake so she asked if she could have something else instead. I ended up making her a giant cookie and Brinlee decided that was what she wanted too.

Right after the girls birthdays was halloween. Unfortunately Parker had the flu and had a pretty lousy day not getting to do anything but lay around. The rest of the kids had a great time.

In November we celebrated Liam's eighth birthday, he was so excited to turn eight and get baptized. More about that in the next post. He had a great day celebrating with family.

Well, I think that about covers our fall events. I am actually caught up to December! I will post about Liams baptism and some of our december goings on soon.

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