Monday, October 27, 2008

Another fun day at the football field!

Coby had a fun game on Saturday. They lost but not by a lot. He is still starting tight end on offense and he is doing great.

See #34 (Coby #87) on our team? Well, that is Sam. She is the only girl on the team and she is, by far, the best player. She is soooo good!! She is in every play of every game. She has never come out because she is so good that we can never afford to have her off the field. She isn't afraid to get hurt and she has had more sacks than anyone on the team. And, to top it all off...she is beautiful. Coby would never admit it but I think he may have a little crush. Don't tell him I told you!
Good job Cobes!

O.K. mind you, Gunnar had already been to one baseball game and now we were at Coby's football game. He was getting really bored. I decided to give him my camera so he could entertain himself for a while. That he did. He took about 5o pictures. Here are just a few.

He is actually a pretty good photographer.

Let me explain the TEETH...We bought some of those little chocolate gem doughnuts for Chance earlier in the day and we had a few left for me and Gunnar. I could tell I had some chocolate in my teeth but I couldn't get it out. I asked Gunnar if he saw chocolate and he said "no" but I didn't quite believe him. I didn't have a mirror and I doubted there was a mirror in the honey bucket. (I wouldn't have gone in it anyway.) Gunnar said, "mom, why don't I take a picture of your teeth and then you can see for yourself". I thought that was brilliant. I would have never thought of that. Now I know, however, that I need to get my teeth whitened. Thanks Gunn!

His "flame" boots!

So funny.

I loved this one.
Despite the fact that Gunnar didn't watch much of the game...don't worry Coby...I got your back...!

Last game...'til spring!!

Saturday was Chance's last "fall ball" game for the Brewers!

Chance played shortstop and did an awesome job. He snagged a hard line drive and threw a guy out at first.

He caught a ball and almost got another guy out.

Chance and Tyler waiting for their turn to bat. I brought Chance some doughnuts and Tyler was trying to steal one as I was taking the picture.

In the dugout!

Up to bat!

Chance had 3 balls and 1 strike and he was hit with the pitch so he got to take his base.

Trying to get out of the way...

They can steal in this league so here he is trying to steal second. If his teammates see the pitcher trying to throw him out, they all scream.."Back, back...!" He got back in time in this shot but later was picked off on second.

Chance was mad that he got out at second so Coach Trevor was trying to cheer him up.

Overall Chance had a great season. He was hitting well and made some really spectacular plays. He is an awesome baseball player.

We'll see you in the spring...

Friday, October 24, 2008


We are so lucky to have Isaiah over every Friday.

Gunnar looks forward to it all week. He loves spending his day with his cousin. Thursday nights as I am saying goodnight to him he tells me all about the next day and what he and Isaiah are going to do.

Today we went to the Tacoma Mall to play and have lunch. After that, we stopped by this makeshift pumpkin patch and picked out some pumpkins. It was so sunny and beautiful.

It was a hard choice. Isaiah finally found the perfect pumpkin. It was a little heavy though so I had to help.
Then he had quite a long conversation with the pumpkins that had the faces.

Smiling for the camera...Gunnar's pick!

The hard part was loading the pumpkins into the wagon and dragging them to the car.
The boys tried and tried but it was just to hard.
The problem was they were pushing the wagon instead of pulling. They were getting so frustrated so I was laughing and, in turn, making them more frustrated. So funny!

They stared at this huge pumpkin forever. I think they thought it was going to do something wonderful. It never did.

Gunnar just said "to bad this isn't real".

We had a fun day!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Forever Mama's Boy

Post by John...
Two weeks ago I was able to see my Mom while in California for business. My Mom just happened to be visiting her sisters in Anaheim. It was so nice to see her! I can't believe it's been 3 years since the last time we saw each other. I really miss not seeing my family. Even though it was a very short visit, we were able to go out to dinner and talk for a while!

I love to see my Mom smile. She always lights up the room!
My Mom and her two sisters... Aunt Leeann and Aunt Pat.

This photo was taken of me, my mom, and my two sisters on my 6th birthday in 1981. My mom had given me a big kiss on my cheek that I wore proudly. Sharla was 8 and Gina was 10.

I guess I will always be a mama's boy.

Caramel Apples

Gunnar and I have a lot of time on our hands when Chance and Coby are in school all day.
Today, we went to my friend, Sondra's house to make caramel apples. It was so much fun.
At first Gunnar didn't want to put caramel on his apple. But, after watching the other kids decorate their apples he quickly changed his mind.
Rosa with a bunch of boys...Noah, her own two sons, Connor and Logan, and Gunnar.
Connor is so cute... he was pouting about something.
Etsuko & Jiro...Sokunn & Connor
Gunnar said he wasn't going to eat the apple because he doesn't like caramel but he decorated it for Daddy. I am sure John will love it!
Sondra and Noah (with baby Caed in the background).
Noah loved his cupcake...obviously.
Gunnar and I always have so much fun together. He is a great kid and very well behaved.
I am going to go eat my caramel apple now ...yummy!!