Don’t Let Pink Number 7 Get the Ball!

Megan has been enjoying soccer a lot this year.  Not only is Audrey a fun coach who teaches the girls a lot, Megan has a lot of friendly girls on her team that she is becoming friends with.

Monday was an especially fun game for her.  She made the very first goal…then the second and the third.  She tried hard to assist some of the other girls to make goals.  We started saying, “don’t let pink number 7 get the ball!”  Megan would give us a dirty look before enjoying the game again. A few balls come straight at Megan and it would have been silly not to try to make a goal, which she did successfully.

By the end of the game, Megan had made at least 5 goals and three other girls made at least one goal each.  A few of the girls made some great almost goals.

This could turn into a very dangerous team!

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Jump in Puddle


Today is jump in a puddle and splash your friend day.  Since the snow is completely melted, we thought it would be easier to find some great puddles, but the wind dried most of them up.  We did find a huge one at the park though.

People walking their dogs either smiled at the kids playing, or gave us strange looks.  We left only after Adrian and Megan were soaking wet and their boots were full of water.



After many days of below zero weather, I took the kids to see if the river had frozen over. I knew it probably was not, but was still hoping 🙂  The only time we have seen it completely frozen was in 2014.

Megan thought the ice was fascinating.  She made a snow angel and admired how the river looked through the ice.  Then she just sat quietly and watched the geese for awhile.  I wonder her reaction if the river had been completely iced over.

Snow Fight

It has started the same way for years.  After sledding, Mark climbs to the top of the snow pile the plows made cleaning up the parking lot.  Before long, one of the kids attacks him and a fight starts.

Eventually, someone makes it to the top and becomes the King (or Queen) of the Mountain!

Until the next time sledding….

Christmas 2017

We always celebrate our family Christmas after Christmas.  We do not have a set day, but “Santa Claus” stops by sometime as he heads “out on his vacation”.

Last night, after opening our presents, we enjoyed finger foods, spiced apple cider the kids made and froze this fall and home made egg nog.  We also watched old movies with a projector the kids pitched in and surprised us with.