This is Carson's first phase of orthodontics. He got a nice expander on the roof of his mouth to help make room for his huge teeth. There has been some slurred speech and drooling, but he's getting used to it!
Hayden is afraid his pants are becoming too short so he's been pulling them lower. Problem is it looks ridiculous. Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, looking like a fool with your pants on the ground!
Zoe had a soccer game on Bainbridge Island so we thought it would be cool to take the ferry over. It's just one of those unique Pacific Northwest experiences you shouldn't pass up. Here's Zoe and some of her teammates as we are ready to go.
Brrr! Facing the wind!
Leaving the Seattle skyline behind and heading into the Sound
Carson decided what he wanted to be last minute, so he became a last minute toilet paper mummy. The tp immediately started coming undone of course, so by the time he was done trick or treating he was back to regular Carson. Grandma Gwen made Zoe this adorable French Chef outfit and even embroidered Chef Zoe on the jacket. Zoe had fun putting flour on her face to make it more authentic.
When brainstorming about what to be a few weeks before Halloween, Hayden came up with Mr. Peanut. Grandma Gwen said, I think I can do that... and voila! Mr. Peanut! It was a really cool costume that she molded out of foam and she made a big cardboard hat for the top. Hayden was able to look out the monocle eye. At first he wasn't too keen on wearing black tights, but it looked awesome. All night people kept saying, What an awesome costume!
These are the stuffed owls Grandma Gwen made with Madeline. They turned out so cute that it was hard to stop! One became five and then before we knew it, there were about 40!
We called them "Hoots" and gave each a tag with their name on it because they were all unique. The girls had names like Chloe, Makenzie, and Olivia and the boys had names like Dexter, Emmet, and Brady. They were so cute! We had Matt's mom, Barbara, sell some at the Puyallup Farmer's Market.
We were able to see the Sounders play Chivas at Starfire (their practice facility) which was really cool because we were able to be really close to the action. A lot of families from Zoe's soccer team were there so we sat in a big group.
Madeline and Hayden, before the start of the game... it was beautiful and busy day! (Same day as the first day of school)
The Sounders stretched and warmed up right in front of us. That's Freddy Montero with the curly black hair.
The Sounders band got everyone riled up and then it became a big party, just like the games at Qwest field. Loud and full of chanting!
Our little Sounders after the game. (I made that Sounders afghan for Hayden)
I wish I had more time to blog and make mine as cute as some of them out there. But alas, I am SO busy with a thousand things that blogging has to be at the bottom of the list. Maybe someday I'll have more time!