Tuesday, October 13, 2015

This and That

Fall has brought it's usual whirlwind of travel, sports and a few extra surprises. 
The last Saturday before school, we set off to float the Chattahoochee. Minutes before we put in, Reed was struck with a kidney stone. Luckily, we were close to Northside. Unluckily, we had our entire entourage, including Jupiter. Reed spent the next few hours getting hopped up on pain meds and I spent the next few hours running between the parking lot to check on the boys and Jupi and the ER to check on Reed-in my bathing suit. It was awesome. Extra luckily, our neighbors are awesome and the Phillips came and saved the boys (and me). After a few weeks of on and off again pain, Reed decided to have surgery-in Jasper. The hospital was small and southern and wonderful and Reed was better within 24hours. 

With Reed traveling for work most of the month, we made a mega fort and settled in for a cozy conference weekend. 

G was student of the month for academics! This has been a wonderful year for him as he's been challenged and gained confidence (yes, even more).

C went to play at the Smiths while I had a doctor's appointment. He painted pumpkins, made banana bread, lost a hermit crab and had a wonderful time. 

G got to play in the opening game at Bell Memorial park.
It's beautiful.
He was asked to fill in for U-9 because they were low on players and he had a blast.

Last Hurrah

As the temperatures are finally starting to fall here in Georgia, we enjoyed one last day on the lake with the PetersEns and Myers.  

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Rainy Days

Saturday morning, Matts had basketball and all other games were cancelled. So, G and C headed out back for a little frog hunting. 

With their trusty sidekick

Buddies-until they weren't.

Waiting to see if this little man has another case of strep, scarlet fever, or just a nasty virus.
So, stomping around  in the rain was a great idea.

It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters

This fall, G has moved up to U-11. It's been a big jump. But (on the good days) he loves it. Due to scheduling issues, G's team shared space with the U-13 team on Wednesday. They graciously shared some of their players to our team and it was game on. 

Luckily, G was "on" that night and he snuck in a goal-lefty! Unfortunately, the big boys forgot he wasn't so big and he took 2 pretty nasty (and totally illegal) hits. Extra luckily, he's alive and well. 

Fall Days

Fall edging it's way into Atlanta. Long, sweltering days are giving way to crisp air and dappled sunshine.

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."

And what a wonderful life we live.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

First Day of School 2.0

Little C started school a full 2 weeks after "his boys". Although he could have started Kindergarten this year, we decided that 7:10-2:45 is a really, really looooooong day for this little man. I waffled back and forth. But, after his first day of preschool (9:30-12:30) he came home and took a nap. Ms. Teresa is his teacher and she is wonderful and organized and demanding. Just what our little man needs to get ready for real, real school next year. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fall in SEC country

Growing up in SEC country; Matts is learning to take football very seriously. From team colors to tailgating and fantasy drafts to 2 a days-It's a way of life here in the South.
Geared up  and ready for his first game.