Wednesday, July 24, 2013

High School

This is the kind of pictures I get from other parents of my son!!!  At least he's got a sense of humor and is having fun huh?

We went to freshmen orientation today and although we stood in 3 different lines for over an hour we still had fun with it.  I was able to open his locker on the first try, yep - I've still got it :)

He almost died when I asked him to take this picture with me.  We actually had to wait until the hall cleared!  I can't believe he starts high school next week.  Boo hoo!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

To the dentist!

Pax went to the dentist for the first time!  The office was fantastic with him, he was able to hold a stuffed animal and sit with Aidan!

Big brothers are the best!

Saturday, July 13, 2013


We spent the day at Elitch Garden's in Denver.  It's been a long time since I was there and it was Paxton's first time ever.  We had a lot of fun!  Our very first ride was the carousel.
Then there were the motorcycles.  Pax loved these!

Here's a picture of the big guys.  We didn't see them much until they needed money.

The water was cold as usual but Pax loved it!  He didn't get out until his entire body was shivering.

Choo-Choo!  Yes, I was Pax's riding partner.

My favorite picture of them all.  He was really driving this boat!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Our 4th

I hope that you all had a wonderful 4th of July like we did!  We traveled up to Denver for a Rapid's game.  It was one of the few venues in Colorado that was still able to have their fireworks show.  Our drought and the fire danger stopped most of the normal events here.  But the boys and I won't argue with a reason to watch soccer!  It was Paxton's first professional game and he did it in style.  He had not one serving of Dippin Dots but two!

Pregame - very patriotic.

After the game (which we won 2-0) everyone is able to go down on the field for the fireworks show.  Both boys brought a friend, what a good looking group huh?

It was sold out, here's a look at how many people were there.

Paxton enjoyed the fireworks even though it was a really late night for us!  I loved having my entire family back together (Aidan had just returned from Oregon the night before) and spending the day with them.  They are my world!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Aidan's in Oregon

My child is in Oregon for USA's Regional Soccer Camp and I feel like I'm dying!  He only calls once a day and I'm missing him and everything that is going on.  This is such a weird experience for me!

Aidan is at a week long "invitation only" camp.  There are 15 boys from Colorado there with about 200 total from twelve different states.  What an experience huh?  He's in the dorms at Linfield College in Oregon and his roommate is from Alaska!  They have daily practices, meetings, presentations and then every night there is an invitational game.  Aidan was invited to that game last night and from what I hear from another mom - he made it again tonight!!!  Wish the boy would call or text me so that I knew for sure.  See why I'm dying???

Aidan's goal is to make the Region IV soccer team for the USA and it seems like he is giving it his best shot!  I can not tell you guys how proud I am!  

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer soccer

This past weekend we escaped to Boulder for the boy's soccer tournament and it was nice to get far away from the Black Forest fire.

Tristan's team is losing a couple of players as they venture out to different programs and high schools.  What a way to end it all - they won the tournament and they played a year older. 

Left to Right - Tristan, Sammy, Joel, Eric, and Jaylen.  Sammy is a member of the USA National Team and has already played soccer in Spain and Croatia.  Eric is moving on to the Colorado Rapids Academy program.  These two boys will be missed!

Our three musketeers!

Aidan's team made it to the semi-final but did not win. But he did win a 3v3 soccer tournament two weeks earlier!  We did a little switcheroo - the boys wore pink and the girl wore blue!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Three weeks ago

Before Pax had a cold with an ear infection and I had a throat infection...  before we all had the stomach flu...  before Pax had viral pneumonia and another ear infection and then gave me the most horrible chest cold I've ever had...  we went to the circus!

We had front row seats and it was awesome!  We couldn't spill a snow cone on the people in front of us this time.  

Paxton is an animal lover so the tigers and elephants were huge hits!

Too bad for intermissions, they've spoiled our last two shows.  When it happens, Pax thinks the show is over and is ready to go.  And when he sets his mind on something there is no other way around it.  We left the circus about 45 minutes early but had no problem getting out of the parking lot, ha!