Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Sorry there are no pictures this update! It has been a little crazy around here. Grant has been sick since Friday, the whole nine yards. So sorry if I haven't been able to return phone calls or answer emails as quickly as I normally do, I have been cleaning up puke! I thought he was going to be able to go to school today but he didn't. Yesterday he was doing so good. I was able to get a little food down him and some water and gatorade. All was fine until I left for the gym just before he went to bed. He did it again, this time Sam had to clean it up! So I kept him home from school today and so far he has been good. I am keeping my fingers, toes, everything crossed.

 Tonight the twins have an indoor soccer game. Keep everything crossed for them too! The last two teams we have played have been select club teams. Our team is kids thrown together from two different soccer clubs, all but a few have never played together before. Tonight is a new team that I am not familiar with, so hopefully they are a team more on our level. It hasn't really bothered the twins not winning but I think it is starting to get to some of our players. On one positive note, Ethan has become a good little goalie. And hopefully playing indoor soccer will help even more. I really don't like my kids playing that position but it is something he really enjoys so I guess I have no say in it really. As long as he likes it and tries his hardest, I am a proud Momma! Ian is also improving. He likes to be goalie but not as much as Ethan. He mostly plays forward. I think half back is more his speed though. I guess time will tell. They both seem to really enjoy soccer. I am happy with that! They are on the same team, same practice time, same game time which equals less running time for me!!

Regan is doing great too. He is trying to talk a little more and climbing a lot more. He is a sneaky little fellow! The other day someone left one of the stools in the kitchen and Regan decided to climb not only on the stool but up on the stove. I look over and there he his dancing up on the stove. :) He LOVES to dance. I have been trying to get a video of him dancing but it seems that every time I try he doesn't want to or when he is dancing I don't have my camera.

Lastly, I just wanted to wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving. Y'all will all be in our thoughts and prayers. And I can't go with out saying, GIG'EM AGGIES. I know it is a long shot but a true Aggie has to believe!!!! BTHO t.u.

Monday, November 17, 2008


The twins have to read every night partly for school and partly because they enjoy it. The past few nights Grant and Regan have been joining them on the couch in the sun room. It is so cute to see all four of them on the couch reading, I just had to capture it. 
Ian, Grant, Regan and Ethan
Boys being silly.
Ian, Grant and Ethan

Monkey See Monkey Do

Here is Grant and Regan being silly. Regan is at the age where he does EVERYTHING that the older boys do. Here Grant was acting like he was upset, so Regan decided he would do the same thing. MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO! This was on Friday before we left for the state soccer finals.

State Finals

This past Friday, November 14th, the Boonsboro Boys Soccer Team was in the state finals. I thought the twins would learn a little bit and enjoy watching the varsity team play soccer. So as soon as the kids got off the bus we went to our neighbors house to pick them up and then went on to Baltimore to watch the game. All the boys enjoyed the game even though it misted through the whole game. Boonsboro lost 3-1 but came in 2 in the state! I think that is a great thing for our soccer community. Here are some pictures before we left.

Grant & Ethan Boonsboro #1

Regan and Ethan Boonsboro #1


November 8 the twins had their final soccer game(s) for the fall season. They were in Fall Frederick Tournament. Although the tournament didn't go our way, the boys played great! And Grant and Regan did great through the 3 games and 5 1/2 hours we were there! Ian is #14 and Ethan is #15.

Opps that one went by a little fast!

about to score

Ethan in the goal, Ian protecting the goal

nice save Ethan

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Our Weekends

Here is a peek into what are weekends are all about. It is filled with soccer. I have taken pictures at two of Ethan and Ian's games. One was at the beginning of the season, Sept. 19, and the others were taken last weekend, Nov. 1st. Ethan is number 15 and Ian is 14. In the first game, Ian was goalie for most of the game, so he is in the red pennie. The 2nd game is Ethan doing a throw in. After the Nov. 1st game we had our team party so the rest are the pictures from that. We hiked up to the 1st Washington Monument on the Appalachian Trail and had a pizza party. The kids had a great time!!

Ian actually saved this!!

Regan and Grant were WIPED out

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

You Can Vote However You Like

I thought I would share this with you today. You Can Vote However You Like....JUST VOTE!!



Is a very important day. Go and VOTE. I don't care who you are voting for, the important thing is that you VOTE! I think many Americans take for granted what they have and don't think it that their voice will be heard. That is so untrue. Your candidate needs you, EVERY VOTE COUNTS! So do your country a favor and VOTE!!!!!

And if that's not enough:
Starbucks will give you a free cup of coffee for voting
Ben and Jerry's will give you a free scoop of ice cream for voting
Krispy Kreme will give you a free donut for voting
Some Chick-Fil-As will give you a free chicken sandwich or chicken strips for voting
Melting Pot will give you a $9 Chocolate Fondue for voting
And according to mjm, In Pittsburgh, at Haddad's on Curry Hollow Road, you can get a free car wash for voting
Anaheim White House in CA will give you a free bottle of champagne with your dinner.

So what are you waiting for?? GO VOTE and get some free stuff for doing it!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Part 2

October 30, 2008
Our town(s) (Sharpsburg, Keedysville, & Boonsboro, they are kinda like Salado, Holland, and Bartlett to each other for those reading in Texas) decided to do Halloween and trick or treating on Thursday so Boonsboro wouldn't be too crowded for the "big" football game on Friday. You see we are UNDEFEATED this year and I guess they didn't want any conflicts and wanted more people in the stands to cheer on the Warriors. So we smiled and tick or treated on Thursday. The boys all decided to go as Star Wars people. Ethan was Commander Cody, Ian was Boba Fett, Grant was a Clone Trooper, and Regan was Yoda. They looked so cute out there. We did have one little mishap: Grant had followed the boys up to a door and then came back to us. The next thing I hear is Ethan saying, "Grant come on. Grant get off the grass. Come on Grant, lets go to the next house." I kinda hear this in the background of all the talking amongst the parents. I look at Ethan and ask him who he is talking to and he says Grant. I said Grant is right here Ethan. He replies, "No he isn't he is right here." About that time Grant took off his mask and sure enough, he was right next to me and Ethan was talking to another "Clone Trooper." Poor kid!!! Regan lasted 2 1/2 streets, I thought that was pretty good for him. The other three lasted the whole subdivison, 2 hours worth of trick or treating!! To say the least, we have plenty of candy now! 

The Pumpkin Patch...again

October 30, 2008
So after the big boy haircut I decided to take Regan to the pumpkin patch to get some pictures of him since we didn't make it to the patch as a family. It was a pretty nice day out and almost all the mud was dried up. Regan had a good time looking at all the pumpkins, playing on the play bus thingy, and looking at all the animals. What he didn't like was his picture being taken. He was not too keen on looking at me while I was taking his picture. I have a lot of pictures of the back of his head!

1st Big Boy Haircut



October 30, 2008
Regan has had his hair cut before but they had all been just trims. This was not just a trim this time, this is a BIG BOY HAIRCUT! I loved his little curls and debated for a long time about cutting off his curls but they were just getting a little out of control! So off we went to get it cut. After dropping Grant off at preschool for his Fall Festival party Regan and I went to the mall to cut his hair. I think it looks so much better! But both Ethan and Ian were a little upset. They both said "But what about his curls, they were so cute." I think they are getting used to it now. Isn't he a handsome little thing!?!?!