Sunday, November 22, 2015

Little guy

He loves being chased these days, especially by Pawpaw and Manah. You just can't growl or act scary. He definitely doesn't like that!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Soccer Tournament!

Allia's team had their end of season tournament today. Going in they were a very close 2nd place overall. They won the first game 9-0 then went into the championship game against the 1st place team. They played an absolutely awesome game of soccer and won that game 2-0 for the championship. They were, of course, thrilled! Allia played so well and came very near scoring several goals and had a couple of assists again.

A cold front blew in just as the first game was starting. The wind was absolutely freezing! That was one cold game!

The sun came out in time for the 2nd game, but the wind was still really chilly!

Allia has been playing soccer with her neighborhood friends in the yard and talked one of them into coming to the championship game with us. So here are her fans for the 2nd game playing in the woods away from that wind!

The champs and coaches
 Looking forward to winter break and another great season in the spring!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

4H trip to Rosenthal

We had a unique opportunity last night to visit Rosenthal Meat Science Center on A&M campus with our 4-H Food and Nutrition group. It was really interesting and educational...and admittedly a little fun for me to be back in a college classroom after so many years! :0 The girls enjoyed the experience, and I am happy to say that none of us have converted to be vegetarians afterward!

Cow skeleton
 Actual Cow Carcass (One side)
 Touring the facility...the giant smokers - Daddy would be jealous!

My future Aggie students

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sick boy

This guy spent the past 4 days with fever. Poor thing! He would hardly eat anything but a few popsicles. He spent a lot of time half dressed to keep him from getting too warm.

I got a half smile, but make no mistake, he has not been happy!
But he still managed to cheer on the aggies in his football PJ's at Pawpaw and Manah's house. Cutie! He likes to say, "Go, Aggies!"

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Soccer Saturday...finally!

After 3 weekends of rainouts, we finally had soccer this weekend! Allia was so happy she didn't even mind having to play a double header!

Allia played so well, I was really proud of her. She had 2 attempted goals, one near miss and one stopped by the goalie. Then she had a really awesome assist so her teammate could score. Now we get ready for the tournament next weekend!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Last Hot Shots

Stephen had his last Hot Shots practice, and he had a great time as usual. There were a few kids missing, but here is his group.
Coach Rachel is by far his favorite coach. He even likes her better than the guy coach!

And their last game of "tails"

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Simple Things

Kids sure do have a way of taking simple things and making them quite enjoyable. Sunday after mass, we went to Pawpaw and Manah's to play ping pong in their garage since they were gone for the morning. The kids found these furniture rollers and had a grand time riding around on them and racing them like little go carts. It was so much fun that they all went back in the afternoon for another round, and Pawpaw even joined in the ping pong!

 After our usual Sunday dinner together, Sebastian snagged Pawpaw for some reading time. He really loves books these days!