Blazers

The kids got free tickets from their summer reading program (& we got discounted tickets to go along), so we had a fun evening cheering on the Blazers!

IMG_2933 Pretty high up in the bleachers, but still a fun experience!

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Time to get our tattoos

IMG_2938 Audrey’s choice was a heart – are we surprised?

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Ezra’s a big Blazer fan – it’s so fun to watch him at the games!

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Astoria

The big 4th grade field trip at our school is an all-day trip to Astoria! They have to be at school by 6:45 so they can leave by 7:00 a.m. & don’t get home until 7:00 p.m. Micah drove himself while Ezra rode on the bus & then they got to hang out at all the stops!

image_3 First up, the Maritime Museum!

 

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 Ezra loved this exhibit inside the museum!

 

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Then they were off to the Astoria Column

 

image It’s 164 steps to the top (it stand 125 feet tall), but getting to throw a balsa wood glider from the top made the trek worth it!

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The views not too shabby either!

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Last Stop was Ft. Clatsop where Lewis & Clark spent the winter! 

 

A long day, but a fun field trip AND a rite of passage!

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Random photos – Fall edition

Untitled Our cousins’ cat had kittens – Audrey had to get lots of snuggles in!

 

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Only my poor sweet daughter could somehow manage to tie herself to the chair!

 

Untitled Posing with the animals at the public library

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Beautiful fall leaves

 

Untitled Audrey is doing Bible Quizzing at our church & her cousins are doing it through their school – it’s super fun to get to see them every month! Audrey won a silver medal at her very first meet!

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It’s hard to find our boy sometimes with all his friends!

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Harvesting our very own pumpkins!!

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Second Quiz Meet – another silver medal

 

Untitled Playing at Gilbert House after the quiz meet

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Future Doctors??? Nursing certainly runs in the family!

 

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Thanksgiving feast in 1st grade!!!

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Audrey’s 7th Birthday

Audrey got to spread her birthday fun out over several days! We celebrated with gifts & pizza on her actual birthday.

 Untitled Opening a fun gift sent to her from her Nene & Da

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The ukulele Audrey had been dying for!

The next night we had a party with family & friends

Untitled Audrey wanted a “Craft Birthday” Party

 

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So we did lots of rainbows to keep things colorful!

Untitled Audrey chose Ham & Potato Soup for her dinner, so we involved all the kids in cutting out the biscuits

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Ready to blow out her candles!!

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The ‘surprise’ inside the cake that Audrey helped me to make!

 

I can’t believe our little girl is SEVEN years old! She’s growing up way too fast!

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Fall Party

As one of the room moms in Audrey’s class, I got to help put on the fall party! Thankfully, Audrey’s teacher had things pretty well planned out with different centers around the room so we just had to bring in some supplies & ask several other moms to help keep things going smoothly!

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Candy Corn BINGO

 

Untitled They decorated pumpkins at another center

The last center was to pin the nose on the pumpkin & do a pumpkin dot-to-dot.

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Friends!

 

The party seemed to be a success as everyone had a good time & all the moms survived! So thankful for teachers with the passion for 1st grade!

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Pumpkin Patch

Time for the annual school field trip to the Pumpkin Patch (sadly, Ezra is now too old…)!

 Untitled We love E.Z. Orchards!

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A hayride with friends

 

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The perfect pumpkins are chosen!

 

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Time for my favorite part of the field trip: Pumpkin Donuts & Apple Cider!!

I’m so thankful that my work schedule still allows me the freedom to go on field trips with my kids & that they still want me to come along with them!

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First Tooth

Audrey has been dying to lose a tooth! For a year now, she’s been asking, “How much longer until I loose a tooth??” I had to tell her that her Dad & I were very slow at loosing teeth!

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She finally lost her first tooth & we have one very happy girl who also happens to look a little like a Jack-O-Lantern just in time for the holiday!!

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