Friday, October 30, 2015

Flashback Friday: Halloween

One of my favorites for Elaine.
The year they went two houses and then asked to go home.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Frankenstein One Mile Fun Run

Debatable whether running a mile can be considered fun.
But, it is when you earn second place after a great finish.  We talked about our tactics for the final eighth of a mile before he went out--sprint, knowing there is an end in site.
And that boy did it.  He stayed up with the leader a little behind the entire race.  Then right at the end burst forth. 
And in a bad mommy moment I cheered for him causing the leader, who thought he was in a comfortable lead, to look behind his shoulder.  They were neck-and-neck to the finish, but the leader hit the funnel to the finish line a step ahead of Nick.  He was gracious in his second place showing, and we started planning our next race--his request, a 5K for he and I to run together. 
Okay, but I don't think I can keep up with your 7 minute miles bud.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It's Close

We found the Halloween costumes over the weekend last week.
Alida cracked me up all weekend long with this--not quite the cute clown my own mother had made me for my Halloweens...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Saturday Mornings

Well Alida, if you won't play, you'll sit.

As we watch Nicholas go all out.

All heart.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Ben Logic: Halloween Costumes

Elaine: We can wear our Halloween costumes to church next Wednesday!  Oh, but it can't be anything scary or with a mask.  I can wear mine!
Ben: Yeah, you can wear a costume, but it can't be scary and it can't have a mask. Well, the only thing a nine-year-old boy is going to wear is something scary with a mask. So they really just told us we can't wear our Halloween costumes to church next week. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fall Break: The Renaissance Festival

After the life size chess tournament.

Alida as the King

Turkey legs for all

Riding a camel?

And participating in the King's story time.
Where daddy was dubbed the "Best Ever."
He was rather tickled.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fall Break: Time alone with Nick

In the three-story toy store in Lawrence.
They all had to go back later.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Flashback Friday

Getting ready for Halloween.
The Devil wound up with a burning fever that day. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Shopping at the Bookstore

Often  for anything but books...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Recent Roadtrips

Back and forth to Kansas a couple of times recently.

We're learning how to sleep on the go.

Monday, October 12, 2015

iPhones for all

I ran across these the other day; one for each from blocks of wood.

So cute and about as close to the real deal as we'll be getting anytime soon.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Ninety-five Pounds

Big enough for everyone to share these days.
Although he took the weekend off from us last weekend while we traveled and essentially had spa weekend.  We were wondering if he would even be willing to come home with us.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

So Creepy Weird

When you have a wart removed these days, they inject something to just create a blister that lifts it off.  I'm still uneasy about looking at these, but so much easier than having them frozen off when we were little.