Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Cross Country State Meet

Our niece, Isabel, and her cross country team made it to the state meet last weekend at St. Olaf Collage.  They are a pretty young group, mostly freshman or younger, so they have a lot of room to grow.  My sister-in-law bought all the girls Wonder Woman socks for the big day.
 They finished 13th out of 16 teams and the boys team finished 5th.  It was so fun watching her run at the highest level!
Great job Izzy!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween 2017

Our church hosted their first Trunk or Treat event.  We've participated at our old church the last couple years and it was fun to host a trunk this year.  I kept the theme with our family costumes.  Parker was a pirate, Esme was a parrot and I was an octopus.  kids had to walk the plank to get their treats.  A couple of them also enjoyed having sword fights.
I decorated the trunk with sand, a treasure chest, sunken ship and balloons.
There were so many great trunks and costumes.  Candy Land won for best trunk.
Shrek's swamp house
Teddy Time and Star Wars
Here are our costumes, I thought they turned out pretty good.
The kids weren't super cooperative trick or treating, but we still had fun.  Parker loved the sock monkey (he won best costume.)  
Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Birthdays All Around!

We had a couple birthday parties this last week.  Parker's friend, Ilana, had a Halloween themed birthday party.  Parker's costume wasn't complete yet, so he wore a ninja turtles one I got on clearance last year.
We made mummy hands with plastic gloves, candy corn, and popcorn.
Parker really liked playing the rainbow spinner.
We tried to get a picture of all the kids, but you know how that goes sometimes.
My friend, Shannon, was doing face painting.  I told her to surprise me and she did!  It's me, really, it is!
Chocolate cake for dessert was perfect.  Happy Birthday Ilana!
Yesterday we went to my friend Rick's house for his birthday.  Esme helped open his present and had a fun time playing.  Her and Rick are best buddies!
Happy Birthday Rick!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Autism Speaks Walk 2017

The Autism Walk was on Saturday.  They booked a new venue, US Bank Stadium.  All of the events were on field level, which was so cool. 
 We got to actually run around and play on the field.
  

We took a few laps around the field and Parker got lots of high fives!  We raised $1700 this year and $7700 over 5 years.
 We were all wiped out, even Parker took a nap.  We are all looking forward to next year!