Friday, October 25, 2013

The 1st Soccer Season Under Our Belt...

We officially wrapped up Owen's first season of soccer, and it was very entertaining to say the least! I don't think I've laughed that much in awhile. Owen's team as a whole was more interested in chasing their shadows, wrestling, shooting imaginary bad guys and rolling around in the grass than actually playing soccer, but they definitely had fun together! It will likely be Chris' last time to ever coach soccer, but I know he made some fun memories... 
We had some last minute fans come and cheer Owen on, and he loved having an audience. Thanks for everyone for coming and loving on Owen! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Silver Dollar City

We got to celebrate two of our buddies birthdays at SDC this past weekend, and we all had a great time. It started out a little chilly, but as the day went on it was pretty perfect. Owen and Sawyer, being the same size, were able to spend the day on the smaller rides and in the kid's "tree house". Harper and Ember were able to ride a few rides too and seemed content playing wherever. Ethan was actually able to ride the bigger rides this year, and I had a blast getting to ride some roller coasters with him. (my back may say otherwise...) After riding a few smaller roller coaster, we all decided to try the Powder Keg. It's pretty legit, and Ethan couldn't decide if he loved or hated it. I think we'll have to go again to help him figure it out!

All in all it was a great day and we were thankful to celebrate with the Crawfords!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hay Bale Sculptures

Crystal Bridges just put up several hay bale sculptures in the open field where the future Children's Museum is going to go. We decided to go check it out, and the kids had a blast climbing on everything. This is the kind of art Owen really can get into!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Catching Up...

September flew by and October seems to be doing the same. We've enjoyed the mild weather in spite of missing the pool life. The kids and I have been enjoying some trails close to our house; we feel really blessed to be so close to so many good ones!

It's these days that I am so thankful that Ethan is home more than he's not. I love seeing his friendship with his brother and sister grow. Harper loves it when he plays with her, and of course Owen loves it when he has a buddy to wrestle.

We've been grilling out a lot too and having some fun and crazy friends over to join in on the fun.

There is a fun ice cream shop down on the square that we've probably frequented too much lately too! They have tiny cones that are perfect for little hands, and Ethan LOVES the vintage cartoons that they play on the tv.

 Owen and Harper have a typical love/hate relationship, but when they're loving each other it's really sweet. They play house together, soccer and fire station together. I've started getting asked if they're twins...thankfully Owen is completely oblivious to the fact that she might be catching him in height...

 My brother got us free VIP (yeah, baby!) tickets to the Lumineers a few weeks ago, and so we made the drive to OKC to watch them play again. We had fun getting eating great food and being SO close to the band as they played. Thanks, Jon, for the hook up!

The kids are cracking me up in the car these days. We've made several late-night trips home, and they're personalities come out on the night drive. Owen will promptly announce he's tired and going to sleep. He'll be out cold in seconds flat, and nothing can wake him up. Ethan fights it a little harder but eventually gives in. Harper, however, has had too much to say lately and will not stop talking long enough to go to sleep!