Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Blazer Game that Became About the Timbers

Henry and I went to the Blazer game - our first time going together, which is always really fun. The team was playing and great....and then....I spotted....a few rows over...Jack Jewsbury from the Timbers...I may have lost my mind.

After some serious prodding and pushing, I got Henry to go over with me and we got him to take a picture with Henry and wished him the BEST of luck at Sunday's playoff game.

Beaming and VERY excited...despite the close loss of the Blazers...Henry and I ended out....and ran into Will Johnson (another Timber).....repeat the cycle above.

It was pretty darn exciting and both were extremely nice and cordial to two crazy Timbers fans.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Great Start to Basketball Season

Henry has quickly transitioned to Basketball Season....and the 13 tournaments across the state and even in Seattle that come with it :)  Thankfully, he has a WONDERFUL coach and seems really excited about it. This weekend they had their first tournament in Newberg. While a bit of a drive, it was a GORGEOUS drive. The boys ended up winning the tournament and had a great learning experience.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lincoln State Champions

This year we have been following and going to the Lincoln High School soccer games. Currently, the kids will go to high school there. Also...the Varsity Coaches for the boys are Henry's club soccer team coaches.  In an exciting playoff run as underdogs, the LHS Varsity boys made it the state soccer final. We had to go. It was a fun, family event for a Saturday night. When we got there, Henry ran into a bunch of friends from his club soccer team...and promptly went off with them, leaving us in the dust....foreshadow of high school? LHS played amazing and won....and the club soccer boys stormed the field to hug their coaches...who were amazed they were there. It was a pretty sweet and awesome moment.

Playdate with Janis at the Waterpark

The kids didn't have school on Veterans Day and I had a business trip the following two days, so I took it off for a playdate. Given our packed schedules, we have been having a hard time finding a time that works for our Janis's playdates so I asked her if she wanted to hang with us and thankfully she said yes. So....... we went to the Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark. One word - awesome. We had so much fun and savored every minute with our sweet and amazing Janis. Each kid... and me.... was so thrilled to have time with her in the water or in the lines. We love our Janis Playdates.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Annual Halloween Bracket

As we all know...Henry loves sport and numbers....and BRACKETS. Every year he makes a Bracket of the Halloween candy. He won't look at the bowl when he picks, because he doesn't want to bias the results. It is the first thing he focuses on when he gets home. This year, Grammy Kris called the winner...SNICKERS.

What is also adorable is Frances got the bug too....she started her count and now is working on her bracket. 



And then this happened....

Abby posted this on of my writing this.....35,000 people like it....crazy....

Saturday, October 31, 2015

EPIC Halloween 2015

This year the kids went at Nat Borchers - plays for the Timbers, Abby Wambach - played for the US Womens Soccer team, just retired, most scores of ANY professional soccer play, and Ladybug Girl. Mark went to the Blazer game and it was POURING, so I wasn't SUPER jazzed to go out. That said, this summer we learned that Abby Wambach - who all the kids adore - lived in our neighborhood. From the moment we found out, the kids wanted to go there for Trick or Treating. On the way there, I reminded them that she had been travelling a lot lately and was likely not there.....and then she was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her wife opened the door and yelled to Abby to come. She raised her hands and jumped up and down when she saw Frances and then asked if it would be ok if she got her phone so that she could take a selfie with them..... UM YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Frances skipped the rest of the night and I had tears in my eyes in excitement for her.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

End of Frances's Rec Season

Frances's last regular season game was this weekend. She has had a great experience playing with the 3rd grade girls -- full field, lots of space, and a great coach. She was a wonderful teammate -- always looking to pass or help out or run back to make sure a goal didn't go in. It was little sentimental as this likely will be her last season in rec in a Forest Park jersey....but thankfully...that leaves it it in good enough form that Maggie can use it should she choose to play soccer :)

Friday, October 23, 2015

HR with Cousins -2015

Jenny and the kids had an October break the same time parent-teacher conferences were held this year -- YAHOO!!....AND....the weather was amazing today. So, I took the day off and we headed to Hood River for fun. The only glitch was the pumpkin patch we go to every year closed....the farmers retired....WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Also, with all the hot weather, most of the orchards were out of apples. Thankfully the company and the wonderful weather kept our spirits high. So much fun. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Farmers Market Field Trip 2015

My favorite school field trip is Farmers Market...and this is my last one...sniffle sniffle. It was a joyous and wondrous as always...with amazing weather. Honestly, Maggie is pretty amazing to be around with her class -she giggle at least 50% of the time. So fun.