Saturday, October 27, 2012

At the pumpkin patch!

We had our annual trip to the pumpkin patch this year.  As always the kids had a great time, even if they didn't pose well for the pictures.  Here are some of the best pictures from the trip to the patch!

Hannah's soccer season

Hannah has been playing soccer on an all girls team this year, it is the first season where the girls and boys are separated.  She has been playing very well, and has shown a lot of improvement over the course of the season.  She almost did play this season because she said she didn't like to play.  When Mom asked why she didn't like to play, Mom had to really questions her to answer.  Mom finally got to the bottom of the problem...  Hannah didn't like the socks she had to wear last season.  Wow, to think, the world would not have known Hannah's soccer skills if Mom had not figured out the sock issue. 

Hannah fights for the ball.  Some girls in this league will elbow and push you out of the way to get to the ball, but it is not in a mean way.  The refs do not yet call any penalties for fighting for the ball.
 Hannah is ready to chase down the kick-off.
 The ref was clearly incorrect on the call.
 At this level they do not have a goalie, so the girls take turns playing fullback.  Hannah has gotten pretty good at fullback, but the league/coaches try to rotate the players into all of the positions.
Hannah's pigtails fly all over the place during the games.
Hannah's team is fully of really great girls. Lilly's (Second from the left) brother plays on Reilly's team.

Reilly's soccer season

Reilly played on his first soccer team this season.  He really enjoyed it, but he will need to work on it a bit.  He knows that he needs to run after the ball, but when he gets there he watches the other players kick it and score on Reilly's goal.
 Reilly and his first soccer team!
 Reilly with his "Yo Adrienne" face (from the movie Rocky for those of you too young to remember).
 Look at that form!  He probably should celebrate before he scores.
"These 15 minute quarters are killing me."  It is funny to watch the kids at this age play their games.  It is hard to tell if they like playing in the game or sitting on the sideline more.

The Skeleton, Old Man, The Good Vampire- Halloween 2012

The Skeleton, Old Man, The Good Vampire.  They are awesome kids and love each other very much.  We can't say enough about them.  They are very excited about Halloween next week. - Daddy

Sullivan The Old Man

Here is one more of Sullivan.  He is quite the character lately. He is also quite the ladies man, old ladies that is.

Who is ready for Halloween?

Sullivan, Reilly, and Hannah are ready for Halloween, are you?  This Little Old Man is ready, that is pretty obvious. -Daddy

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sullivan 18 month stats

Weight - 23 lbs 6 oz. (17%)
Height - 31 inches (15%)
Head - 48.5 cm (70%)

Sullivan is continuing to grow--slowly but surely.  He is still turned around backward in his bucket seat.  I think this is the longest any of them have stayed backward-- in a bucket seat no less! The good news he's backwards facing his brother and sister so they keep him entertained. He is a happy little fella as long as he gets his way.  He wants to walk E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E!  He thinks he's as big as his siblings.  He is still allergic to milk and eggs which is a pain!  On top of that he's a picky eater.  I continue to try new things with him.  As with the other ones I have faith that he will come around to eat more of a variety of foods.  He's a very verbal child.  Words:

SheeShee - sissy
I-E - Reilly
Ma (in a New Jersey accent) - Mom
Ma - More (this one gets confusing)
Dad - Dad
Buck-Ulll - Buckle
Tuuuuucck - Stuck (he uses this for everything - when he can't do what he wants to do)
Muck - Milk
Eat - Eat
Baw - Ball
Bobbies - Poopies
Cheeeese - Please
 BB - baby
Boppa - Papa
G - G
Bop - Pop

Thursday, October 25, 2012