Wednesday, October 7, 2015

National Night Out

Tuesday evenings are crazy here, so I was tempted to sit this one out. But the children would not accept that. They enjoy this so much and look forward to it every year! So we got there right when it started.

We had planned to stay 45 minutes, then head to Mariana's ice skating. But we didn't know they would have water slides. When it was time to head out she was soaking wet, so we opted to go to make up lessons Saturday and stay for more fun!

 I talked Austin in to a potato sack race. He lost but made a nice effort...what a good hubby!

They had a make your own sno cone truck, and Stephen made this beautiful rainbow one all by himself!
Gloria had gymnastics, which Pawpaw generously chauffeured, and Allia had soccer practice. So we didn't get to be together the whole night, but at least we were there together part of the night. And everyone got to enjoy it for at least a little while. We have such wonderful neighbors, too, so it was great to visit with them while the kids played!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Pumpkin Time!

We made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch yesterday. It was a beautiful evening. It was so precious to see the wonder and amazement in Sebastian's eyes. He loved it and kept saying "Puh-kin" the whole time we were there. He kept picking up the little ones and putting them in our stroller. He even tried to share one with another little girl his size. Sweet boy!

Monday, October 5, 2015

More sports

We are in the thick of fall activities, and Sebastian has decided that he is a fan of baseball. He has me wondering if we will be adding yet another sport to our family reportoire in a few years! For now, it is super cute. Anastasia enjoys helping him too (and sometimes competing with him!).

And in other sports news, Allia's team won their game Saturday 1-0. She played great with some awesome passes and a near miss on a goal!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Aquinasfest 2015!

We enjoyed a weekend with Lito and Lita as we continued the tradition of having Lito visit for our parish festival. It was so great to spend time with both of them this year!
Some of us went to the Friday night Bingo, but I didn't get any pics of that...

Handsome guys all ready for the vigil mass (and the Aggie game afterwards. What a game!)

 Reading time with Lita

Lito's buddy

And the big festival Sunday
Anastasia rode a horse by herself this time! It even had it's tail painted pink.

Gloria with a family favorite, sweet Miss Melissa

 Mariana looked like a natural!
 And Sebastian's first ride, with Daddy of course!

Sebastian saw this game from afar and kept saying "baseball," pointing and walking to it. So we let him play of course! So big!

Anastasia was set on jumping. I am pretty sure she could just jump all day, but after 20 minutes or so, everyone else was ready to move on! That's my energetic girl!

The kids enjoyed the indoor games too. Allia was determined to win a cake because we have done so in years past. But it didn't work out. Lucky for her it was Pawpaw's birthday, so we had cake after our dinner with him that evening anyway. Fun times!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Soccer girl

Allia's soccer season started with their first game this weekend. Her team is bright tangerine this year. Lito got to come with us to watch. They played a great game and tied 0-0.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Party!

Like Allia, Mariana had her party the day after. Since it is #10, she got to pick where she wanted to go and just have friends, no siblings. She decided to play a game of laser tag, then on to sno cones, and back home for cake and gifts (where everyone was welcome to join in).

Happy Birthday, sweet girl!
(My phone didn't like taking photos with the lit candles. Sorry for the blurriness!)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Happy Birthday, Mariana!

We had a great day with Daddy home from work (my birthday gift). We had breakfast and then met our friends at the park. Stephen had his first Hot Shots class, and we shared cupcakes and fun times! Austin rented a couple of movies for the weekend, so we watched one of those, and then Pawpaw and Manah took us out to dinner.