Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Our flipping girls

Miss Tori doing her back bend.

Sarah trying to be just like her big sister.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The first pumpkin patch trip of the season!

The weather today was sunny and warm (mid 80s) so we decided to take a road trip out to our first pumpkin patch of the season! We are fans of TLC's Little People Big World TV show and this was their opening weekend at their farm, so we headed out to The Roloff Farm.

They were offering 2 tours this year. The first tour we took was called "The Original Town Tour".
While on the tour we saw Molly and Jacob in front of their house.
At Western Town we met Mr. and Mrs. Roloff (the grandparents). We had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Roloff for quite some time and he has to be one of the kindest and genuine people we've met.
Ryan and Ryley in front of the Sheriff's office
Matt in the Western Town Saloon
Tyler and Ryley at the Post Office
Brandon fittingly chose the Barbershop to have his photo taken at since we tend to disagree on what the appropriate hair length for him should be. He likes the long shaggy look.
Sarah and Tori sitting at the Sheriff's desk inside the Western Town Jail
Mr. Roloff took our picture near the jail cell.

The kids (minus Ryley) in front of the church. On our second tour -- which they called "The New Scenic Tour" Zach drove the tractor.
Sarah loved the tractor rides.
If you watch the show, you'll recognize the sign.
The barn they call "Barn #1. The back half is where the producers edit the show, the front half is the farm office area.
The Roloff's sport court (free for airing it on their show). The kids asked if we could get one.
The view of the back of their 6000 square foot home.
After the tour we had the opportunity to meet Amy Roloff.

Jeremy Roloff was constantly surrounded by young ladies. I'm not sure if that has to do with the tour guide announcing that he is now single....hmmmm.
Heading down to the pumpkin patch.
Sarah picked the perfect pumpkin.
So did Brandon.

Ryan chose the one I would have chosen!

Tori's was so big we didn't think she'd be able to lift it.
Tyler couldn't lift the one he chose so he decided to sit on it for his photo.
Ryley lifting his monsterous pumpkin.
Tyler always the clown in the group.
Tori decided to take a break in the wagon.Our crew with their pumpkins!
A group effort getting the pumpkins up the hill to be weighed (148 pounds!!!)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Ryley can run and run and run

Ryley went out for cross country this year. He had his first meet yesterday and came in 8th place out of 53 runners. He came in 3rd place for his school division of 6th grade boys!

Way to go Ryley!!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Have I mentioned that I'm spoiled?

Matt brought these two boquets home for me today for no reason at all! Have I mentioned I have the best husband in the world?
I love being spoiled!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Coffee break

This morning Sarah and I met up with Auntie Pam and cousins Malachi and Noah at Starbucks!
Of course, you wont' see any pictures of baby Noah because the minute they arrived I took him and kept him to myself!
Sarah and Malachi having "Steamers" at their table for two.
Flowers in Sarah's hair were a gift from Malachi that he had picked for her before they arrived.

Our dancin' chick!!!

MyHotComments Way to go Tori Lynn on making the dance team!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Toys? Who needs toys?

This afternoon Matt and I took a trip to The Home Depot. A short time after we were home I heard Sarah yelling, "MOM!!!! COME HERE!!!! MOM!!!! MOM!!! COME HERE!!!!"
She was thrilled with our latest purchase (easy close toilet seats).

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Another weekend on the go

We were on the go this morning bright and early and doing the "divide and conquer" method of getting all of the kids to their events.

Matt started off the morning leaving around 7:15am with Ryan to head to Milwaukie, Oregon for his football game. His team played Rex Putnam and they tied the game 13-13.

Meanwhile I took Tori to try out for the local dance studio's dance team. Keep your fingers crossed for her... she'll find out if she made the team on Tuesday.

This afternoon Matt and I drove out to Newberg to watch Brandon play football (have I mentioned how nice it is now that the twins can babysit????). His team lost 12- 25.

This evening Tori and Brandon have friends over for the night. Note you will only see a photo of Tori and her friends on the blog because they asked me to come in and take some photos of them being silly.

Note -- It IS NOT COOL for me to come up and ask Brandon and his friend to allow me to take a picture so I didn't attempt to take my camera upstairs for a boys photo shoot.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

This weekend's football games

Brandon and Ryan both had football games this weekend, and as luck would have it, they were at the exact same time. Brandon's game was in Hillsboro, Oregon. Ryan's game was in Canby, Oregon.
Brandon's team colors were almost identical to Liberty's team colors, so our team had to wear the yellow mesh jerseys. From the stands it was hard to see our player's numbers, so I only took a few photos from the stands.
Brandon is the player on the right.
The turf field was very nice, although Brandon had a few rough tackles and said he had rubber and turf go up his nose which was very unpleasant.
Brandon's team won the game 28-0. Their is a rule in the Tualatin Valley Football League that states that teams cannot have more than a 32 point spread. If they do, the coaches will be fined and the win will go down as a loss in the official play book for the League. Thus, the second half of the game was extremely boring.
Ryan's team played Sherwood, Oregon which both boys say is our town's biggest rival. Ryan's team lost the game 42-18.
Ryan calling the play as quarterback.
Ryan on the sidelines
Ryan playing quarterback
Ryan playing quarterback again

Ghosts are coming out early

Halloween is right around the corner....I took a photo of this ghost in our yard this afternoon!

Going to get crafty!

We spent most of the morning bringing all my scrapbooking stuff downstairs! I carved out a nook in my bedroom so Tori and I will have a spot to get crafty this fall when the rains arrive! Now we just have to get a lock for our bedroom door so Little Miss Sarah doesn't get busy crafting while we aren't looking!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bring on the bassoon

Brandon had his first private lesson to learn to play the bassoon today!

He was excited to come home and start practicing!

His long term goal is to be able to play the Super Mario song like the video above!

The adventures of a girl and a snail

Today in our back yard......
Little Miss Sarah found a snail.
She coaxed him out of his shell by staying very still
and after some serious thought
and allowing him to crawl across her hands
she decided to name him "Slimey"