Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Halloween and More Soccer

Before Halloween, I had to get my nails done to celebrate the holiday!  Cute huh?

The forecast was calling for rain Halloween night so we decided to go to Trunk or Treat at our church the night before Halloween.  

It was pretty crowded but the kids had fun!  They got home and had to look at all their loot!

They were pretty worn out, even Miley!

Miley decided to sleep with Ava that night.

It did rain the next day, but it cleared up just in time for trick or treating.

Miley was dressed up as a cheerleader!  

The kids got tons of candy!

This dog is probably one of the laziest dog around!  Every picture I have of her, she is sound asleep!  Gotta love her!

After Halloween, we had a 3V3 tournament out here in Arlington.  

Ava loves to hang out at these things.

Elia's biggest fans!


Still Playing Catch Up

Elia's birthday is October 17, and she turned 11 this year!  

I love this side by side picture of Elia when she was 6 months old and the day she turned 11.  She has grown up so much!!!!

We celebrated by going to our favorite restaurant, El Mezcal.  Of course, Elia won a stuffed animal out of the crane machine AGAIN.

Elia's cookie cake was supposed to be a soccer ball, but looked more like haunted houses.

After soccer practice the next night, Elia had 3 friends come over and spend the night.  They had fun eating pizza, cooking smores, and making rubber band bracelets.

The following week was the Arlington 5K that Elia and I ran.  Elia ended up running with Maggie.  Here they are trying to beat each other to the finish line.

My goal was to finish 3 miles in under 30 minutes.  I stopped my running app right at 3 miles and it was 29 minutes and 53 seconds!!!  YEA!

After the 5K, Elia and Maggie had soccer practice.  I took Ava to the school carnival.  

At school, we had cowboy day for say no to drugs week.  Carol and I did our best to look like cowgirls!

Later that week, Elia had to take a big test at school.  Her teacher snapped this picture of her after her test was over.  Hilarious!

And one last picture of our 3rd child!

St. Louis Fall Break/Soccer Tournament

We had a great fall break!  Elia's soccer team had a tournament in St. Louis towards the end of the week so we went up a couple of days early to have some fun!

We stopped at Lambert's on our way up!  Ava wanted to catch a roll so bad!

Kevin ended up dropping his roll!

After we got to our hotel in St. Louis, we headed to a local mall.  We had never eaten at The Cheesecake Factory before so we decided to stop in for dessert!  YUM!

Ava wanted to swim once we got back to the hotel.

The next day we went to the St. Louis zoo which is FREE!

We ran into some friends from the neighborhood at the zoo!

After the zoo, we headed to the City Museum where we met up with some of Elia's soccer friends.

They had fun going down the 10 story slide.

That night we passed a definite photo opportunity.

The next day it was time for some serious soccer!  The fields were astroturf which was very different for our girls.

Ava and Whit got to catch up on all the latest gossip.

Of course, we found the kettle corn!

At this point, Ava was over all the soccer.

After the game we went to Dairy Queen.  Apparently, we did a lot of eating on this trip.  LOL!

It was an exhausting but very fun long weekend!