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.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Indian Summer = Unusual Mondays

We having an Indian Summer -- slightly awesome and slightly weird. Monday's are usually a bit busy as Henry has soccer practice at night. After a busy weekend, coach decided to give them the night off, which was good as Henry bruised his knee really badly and was having a hard time walking. I decided we need to get out of the house... too pretty...and I thought a change in landscape may help him work through the pain and warm up his knee. We had a coupon to Plumper Pumpkin Patch and darted out there for the last 1.5 hours. SO FUN. Maggie was particularly in heaven, she seriously spoke to each animal.

Fall in the Arborteum

On Sunday we had some open space in the afternoon - aka, no activities - and it was sunny. Bring on a hike in the arboretum!

Boys in Bend

Henry had a soccer game in Bend, so he and Mark made the most of it and snuck off to Black Butte, had dinner with friends, woke up and golfed, played soccer, and headed home. From the multiple texts, I think they had a REALLY good time.