Sunday, October 23, 2016

Watford Visitors

Teague likes to steal my phone at games and take many strange pictures. This is him and one of our players, Jenna. She is always very nice to him.
I thought this was a cute picture. He took one of Grandma Burgman and Michele doing the score and clock. They make great partners!
Carter played his Little Guy Football Jamboree on Wednesday night up at Tech. They won two and lost one. They even beat the unbeaten team! They had a lot of fun, and we had fun watching them. They had a football pizza party on Friday, and every boy wants to play next year. I'm glad they had such a good time. Carter ended up really loving it. It was all he talked about all night.
Two of his football buddies, Ethan and Colby. Both their Dads helped Kyle coach when they could too. They are good kids.
One picture of father/son, coach/player. I thought they both did a great job!
One of the write-ups from the Butte Sports website. Carterman got his name in for one of the games. He loved it!
My sisters and nephews came in for the long weekend. We had a lot of fun and ate lots of tasty food. Kels and I had all the vegetables (purple potatoes, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts) ready to roast, but Dad helped us halve the spaghetti squash in a very manly way.
Uncle Yaya put Hawkins to sleep one night. It was super cute.
There's the silly boy peeking at me around the playhouse. He's definitely not as shy as he used to be!
We went for a little walk down to Hastings, which has now closed (Sadness!). Hawkins kept giving Carter imaginary things that he would pick up. Carter loved it.
6 cousins by the pretty tree. I can't even look at Teague without laughing. What is that face? Ha ha ha!
We decided to head over to the Bozeman Straw Bale Maze. We haven't been to it for four years, and we missed the Grant Kohr's Ranch Pumpkin Sunday this year. The four big kids were ready to go.
One group photo. Erica, Kelsie, Hawkins, and Lincoln were about a half an hour behind.
We separated into teams. Ave and I were together. She enjoyed marking off all the colors on her postcard. If you found all four color stations, you got a treat afterwards.
They made it. Hawkins was not too sure about all that hay at first!
Lincoln wanted to hold both Kelsie and Avery's hands.
Kyle (with Hawkins on his shoulders) lead us out of the maze. He, Carter, Ave, and I had made it out earlier but went back in when Kels and Erica arrived. The maze was shaped like a train, and it was huge! We had a blast finding our way around in there.
I wanted a picture of Hawkins up on Kyle's shoulders. Apparently I got one right when Kyle had an itchy nose.
They really loved the corn tubs.
This picture makes me laugh. They are happy kids!
This one kills me. I love Link's pose.
He was laying upside down while me and Kelsie tickled him. I bet he had corn everywhere! I know Ave found some in her socks before bedtime.
They tried to bury Carter in corn.
Hawkins liked to let it run through his hands. He's such an easy going guy.
Tractor ride time!
I couldn't get everyone in one picture because we were separated. It was a beautiful night for some fall fun though!
Kels got this one of me, my girl, and my silly buddy.
My seesters and Hawkins. He has some gorgeous eyes.
So does this little fella.
Ave was tickling him, and he loved it. Avery is every kid's friend.
They all actually looked at us. I love this picture!
I love this one too. Erica took off Hawkin's hood, but he stayed posing!
They had a really old tractor there for some photo ops also.
My handsome baby
Link was giving it his all, but that wheel was hard to turn!
Carterman has the best smiles in all these pictures. I love it!
Getting their treats at the treat station. Erica and Kelsie continued on to Billings afterwards. I'm so glad we got to have a nice visit. I hope we see them again soon!
Today I took a nice Autumn walk with Laney and these two goofballs. It was such a perfect day.
This bench looked like a nice place to take a picture, and it was!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Fall is here

I know I haven't done this for awhile. I haven't taken many pictures lately unfortunately. Here are a few though. With volleyball almost done and Halloween coming up, I'll be better! There are two houses on Garrison St. by Emerson with tons of leaves. We had to take a few pictures while walking home one nice fall day.
They were throwing the leaves up in the air, and I was trying to get some good shots of them coming down.
This one kills me! Teague's jump and the leaf right over Ave's eye are just too perfect!
These two are fairly good at posing!
Every time I get out the Halloween decorations, Teague is so excited to see the orange skeleton. He really does love this thing. He even brought it to one of Carter's football games!
Sleeping with three of his buddies- Crockie, Skeleton, and Darth Vader.
We have had a lot of rain, wind, and fog lately. None of that stops Laney from enjoying her walk.
We walked to school with the Orediggers a couple weeks ago. The athletes were very nice, and it was kind of a cool morning to walk. The mist was very brisk and mysterious.
Teague will climb up any steps he can to jump off.
My girl and her curls. Whenever it is wet out, she gets the best ringlets. Mine just becomes an afro.
A beautiful game up at Copper Mountain. Carter's team (in blue) is watching Ethan's kick go through the uprights. He's a very good kicker. They are having a lot of fun and have won their last three games! Good job Coach Kyle.
Carter had three birthday parties last weekend - his friends Sam, Tre, and Nate. I took the other two to Connor and Austin's party. I can't believe they are 13 and 11 - crazy! Nate's mom sent me this picture. Carter is quite intrigued by Nate's motorcycle.
This kid sleeps in the weirdest ways. For instance, here he is with his hand down his pants. He's my little Al Bundy.
I've been reading my Grandma's old Ed McBain 87th Precinct books. They are so good! I found this built in ad inside one of them. I just thought it was kind of interesting. I wonder when they stopped advertising in books - especially for cigarettes! This was published in 1956.
We had our first snow last week. My kids were very happy about it. Ave got to wear her new size 7 winter coat that Grandma Burgman found last year. She looked super cute in it.
Teague was obviously pretty happy too! He pulled his hat so far back he looked bald.
Carterman was ready to play some snowy football at recess.
Ave wrote a quick story before bed the other night with some stickers she found in her Highlights magazine. It made me laugh. She's very creative!
She said it's the messiest handwriting she's ever done. Hopefully you get the gist of it. Teague liked it too!
Ave was a huge help yesterday. She helped Papa and I clean out the old flowers and rake. Carter came out for two seconds at the end.
They are pretty good kids. Teague tried to help but really just wanted to sweep dirt!
Jordan and I made some pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting yesterday. It turned out perfectly! I don't really like pumpkin pie, but pumpkin cookies, bread, muffins, and pancakes are delicious!