Maybe a few more days to the month?
I love October. The perfect weather, the fall sports, the birthday celebrations nearly every other day (and this is hardly an exageration). But, it seems we are still expected to go to work and send the kids to school those obligations really get in the way of all this good stuff.
I didn't even include any photos of me sitting for hours at my computer trying to get classes organized and layouts done for publications for the state teacher conferences this month and I still have about five times as many photos as should be included into any one blog post. So maybe on one of those extra days we're going to figure out how to add I'll find time to post things more often than once a month.
: : | : : Israel's Football
|Israel doing some offensive blocking|
|Mission MS Football after their win|
: : | : : UM Soccer v. Eastern Washington
I took this crew in to watch the UofM soccer game on Friday.
I figured since they were playing soccer they should actually see some people who know how to play the game play.
I love their focus, and they both play with even more focus than they watch.
The girls may not have quite the same level of focus, but they sure seem to always be having fun.
They all ended up with finger mustaches (?) and various things signed by Monte and Mo.
I'm still just getting used to how much fun it is to have older kids. It's a different sort of fun than tiny people, but even better in a lot of ways. They are such cool people.
And brave. The guy at HuHot told me he'd never seen any other little kid load up his plate with all these seafood options. He said he wasn't even brave enough to try it.
The girls decided they wanted to try some too.
: : | : : Another Soccer Saturday!
|Zoran. . . and most of his team right behind him!|
Oh how I love his intensity.
At least when it comes to soccer. The rest of the time it drives me batty and makes me scream silently many times throughout the day. On the field though, man does it makes him much fun to watch.
|Making his way through all the defense. On his way to a goal!|
|And he's out in front of everyone again. I think he made at least 4 goals again this game.|
I think mostly because most of her team is her friends.
: : | : : Flag Football Games
|Zoran. . . with his flags nearly having on the ground! They need a smaller size!|
|Zoran ripping off flags|
|and running in for a touchdown!|
|She's been playing center.|
|and it sometimes it's hard to remember if it's flag football or tackle|
I think her favorite part is playing defense. She loves rushing the passer. I'm not sure what it's called when you stop the quarter back when you are playing flag football since you don't actually "sack" anyone.
: : | : : Celebrating Fall
|Zoran's was a story about a sailor|
Dad's birthday was Sunday. All the kids spent the evening before making him birthday cards.
|hugs from Ahni|
And I already wrote about this afternoon, but I have so many photos I like, I'm throwing up a few more.
|Aodhan happy with the apple Israel helped him pick.|
|Lettie, Ahni & Bryce running the apple press|
|Lex and KaNana taking a break from the apples to do a little gardening.|
|Jenna and Gwen straining juice|
: : | : : Annual Bison Roundup
The Bison Range Roundup was the beginning of this week.
|double brother crew|
Day Two Jim and I took the ambulance so we were there early, before everyone started working.
It started out so pretty.
And then it rained much of the day.
And then some poor bull fell and the crew had to take apart the entire corral to get him out and then reassemble it which was at least a two hour delay in the day's work.
It was a much longer day than I was planning on.
A long day but still not a bad day. I start to get cranky when my hours are unexpectedly diverted to duties I wasn't planning on.
This is October after all; I don't have hours to spare!