2015-12-04

Posted by Julie Wiens Posted on 10:05 PM | No comments

Autumn Days are here again

We managed to do a few new things this past September.

We joined a field trip to the local waste recycling center. I found it interesting and it was nice to ask questions, but I think it may have been too much for Logan. At least some of his friends were there.

Checking out the recycled glass, used for landscaping.

Waiting for our tour to start.


The kids are getting weighed on the truck scale.

This project seems familiar... Yep, putting up the fort once again. I did this in September two years ago. This time I had to get supplies in Santa Fe. My poor car was packed with sand, gravel and wood chips. I wasn't sure I would make it home. It doesn't look like a lot, but it was super heavy.


I had to level out an area (which I did not do last time), so there was a little more work involved.

However, I had an extra helper for some of the work this time.

There were some parts that we had not painted previously, so I thought we might as well repaint some of it and hit the things we originally missed.






I think it looks nice tucked in the corner of the yard.

He sure is happy to have it back. Seems kind of funny since we have a park right outside our back fence, but I think he is happy to have his private play area again. Sometimes he just needs his own space.


Another new addition to life was soccer. Logan joined a team, Red Blaze, and I was the assistant coach. Logan really was too young for it, but it was a learning experience. We had scheduled games, which were super hard on both the kids (hard to lose at any age) and the coaches (trying to get our kids to focus on the ball). Eventually we decided to do very short games and practice instead. Practice is where we had fun. We played volcano games (dribble around the cones), sleeping bear (I, the bear, would chase them when they got too close to me with their balls), red light green light, and so much more. I hope the kids ended up having fun. I know that I am grateful to coach Jessie for asking me to help out.


Red Blaze: Omar, Benny, Olivia, Hans, Nico, Maren & Logan

Another new event for us was Logan's school's Fall Fiesta. It is pretty much a fundraising carnival with silent auction. I was in charge of organizing the booths for the event. In the end I had some amazing mothers (Branden and Sarah) help me with all things booths. Including volunteer organizing, donation seeking, booth selection and layout. I could not have done it without them. On the day of the event I was running around trying to make sure we had enough volunteers for each booth while Kyle and Logan checked everything out.
Logan found his best friend Jonathan and off they went.




Logan had to check out the Bubble Pit for a while before he would get in...







... and then there was no stopping him. He loved it.





Giving mommy a break one day, Dad took Logan to a different park in town.


Soccer continued every Tuesday and Thursday.

That is it for the first half of September.
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