Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We wanted to wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween! I always have to carve a pumpkin, and this is my creation this year. :)

The second grade teachers all decided to be M & Ms this year. We had a variety of types - I was a peanut (because I have a little peanut in my belly), Erin was a mini, and the rest were regular M & Ms. Unfortunately, Doris and Kelly are without their costumes because they gave them away to children who didn't have costumes.

I only had 13 kids with costumes this year, which I thought was an extremely low number out of 20. I guess that's what you get when you teach in a low income community though. They were cute anyway. And second graders sit much stiller than first graders.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dallas Divide with Mom

We took Mom up to Dallas Divide on the second day of her visit to see if we could get pictures of the fall colors against the snow on the mountains. Unfortunately, we had a big wind storm the day before and most of the leaves had blown off of the trees. We still got some pretty pictures. The dark frame at the top and bottom of this picture is actually the fence rails.
The three of us in front of Mt. Sneffels.

A little farther down the divide we got into some trees that still had their leaves. I think this is our Christmas card picture this year.

A good picture of Mom and I.

Mike, posing on the fence, looking like a "pimp," according to him.

The nursery

This is our nursery so far. We decided not to paint the walls for two reasons. It's a rental house, and we're hoping to move out of it by next summer, and thus, we would just have to paint the baby's room again. I think it's still really cute though.

Friday, October 10, 2008

8th grade football season

Mike had the opportunity to assistant coach the Olathe 8th grade football team again. He is in charge of the defense. There he is in the huddle, coaching the defense during a timeout.
I just wanted to show the size difference in some of these boys. Standing on the sideline is the largest and smallest member of the team.

Talking with one of the boys who just ran in a touchdown...

Looking all coach-like on the sideline...I think he's concentrating on that defensive line really hard.

Happy Birthday Claire!

Our friend Claire turned 27 last week. We enjoyed having pizza and ice cream cake with her, her husband Travis, and some other friends.

This is Claire, opening her gifts. I think every article of clothing she got was purple. It's her favorite color.

Mike enjoyed playing the Wii Mario Kart with Claire's nieces. Hanna is 3 and was the greatest thing to watch drive on the Wii. She literally just drove around in circles because she was severely over correcting all the time.

Emma, who is almost six, was much better (and much more competitive). She wanted to play "Mr. Mike" many times over.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

14 weeks and growing...

A little bigger at 14 weeks... At my most recent appointment I had gained a whopping 2 lbs in the last 4 weeks. I thought that was pretty good, considering I had only started having a decrease in my morning sickness 2 weeks ago. Doctor says that everything looks and sounds good. I get to have my ultrasound in another 5 weeks. Should we find out the sex or not? hmmm... Let us know what you think in the poll on the right!