Thursday, September 25, 2008

September, the end of Summer, and other occurrences . . .

Jack started soccer and scored his first goal on Saturday. (Should I mention it was his third game?) It's teaching him great values like hard work, perseverance, and team work. He's a little too nice though- and always passes the ball, never keeping it to himself. He loves to tuck his shirt into his shorts, and then pull his shorts up past his hips. I really have to pick my battles, so I let that one by. Sorry fashion police. Owen, age 3 1/2, began his first co-op preschool this month where I rotate with 5 other moms, hosting it at our house. We ordered all the material on-line so all the work is done for us. Yea! I, being the nice person that I am, volunteered to host it first. It was a lot of work and I didn't even have a chance to even think to snap a photo. So, preschool photos of Owen to come . . .

But I must say, Owen is a perfectionist when it comes to coloring. He noticed one of his colleagues coloring a person's skin purple and he blurted out, "Hey! Skin isn't purple! It's peach!"

Here are the kids eating the last of our summer otter pops on the trampoline, followed by a photo of them licking pumpkin cookie dough . . . what can I say? I LOVE any excuse to make pumpkin cookies and fall was only about 20 days away.
My children love to make "dirt soup." Here are Lucy & Owen adding "spices" to the soup. And yes, that is a paint roller (minus the roller) Jack is using to stir the soup. I'm also missing numerous utensils from my kitchen. My favorite Williams-Sonoma zester literally vanished into thin air.
Here are Jack & Lucy with their friend Eden. Jack's latest imagination-game is to put car seats on my treadmill and pretend that they're, "driving to Brazil." I'll let you think about that one. Looks like Eden booked a comfy seat in the infant carrier! On a side note- I ran a half-marathon but do not have any pictures to share. I was very happy with my time and would like to thank Excedrin for giving me that extra push. Thank you Excedrin- for giving me the confidence and support I needed to finish the race!

12 comments:

AMY said...

Mmmm... mud soup. I too used to make it. It's great being a kid. Sadly, summer is over, but I'm excited for fall.

Susan said...

Oh how I love these pictures! And now I want to get in on the 'mud soup'.

the landreths said...

Go, Megs! A half-marathon! And happy with your time, that's awesome! You must've done really well.
Your little Lucy is so cute, i just want to snuggler her up!!

Nicole said...

Way to go on the half marathon!! That is AWESOME! That's my next goal. Your kids are so adorable. It's hard to believe your youngest is about the age Jack was when I met you!

Rebecca said...

Hey, I gave you that zester!!

Matt and Adge said...

megs, your kids are so cute and your stories are always so funny! and i'm so impressed with your half-marathon. running up and down the stairs is about as athletic as i get these days.

elisha and brett said...

Such cute kids! I can't believe you did a half-marathon..way to go! I sent you an invite to my blog. If you didn't get it e-mail me your e-mail adddress.
elisharomney@yahoo.com

jessica said...

My girls make dirt soup too...I'll have them swap recipies with your kids:)

I love that you took a picture of the road trip to Brazil. I will make sure to mention it in Eden's scrapbook.

Brittanny said...

It is sad summer is ending...but it looks like you ended it well. Pumpkin cookies, otter pops, and mud soup. yumm!

jolyn said...

You have cute kids. You do a great job of keeping new pictures on it. I like peeking and seeing my great nephews and nieces. Your great aunt Jolyn

Angie said...

I'm glad someone else shares my excitement in taking Excederin! You should see me clean the house on those days!

Brenay Family said...

Meghann, your kids are adorable! It was so good running into you! You look beautiful as ever!
Crystal