Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Boy Scout Camp

Another October means another boy scout camping trip with Connor. Grandma and Grandpa were nice enough to come up and watch the twins at our house for us, so we could take Connor on this annual adventure. This year Dad was also the EMT for the camp, which meant he was called away throughout the sessions to help those in need.

The BB gun range is always a favorite for Connor ...



As is the archery range (despite this year's rain) ...



Dad got called away just in time for pumpkin carving (really, because I just mentioned a few weeks ago how Mom HATES pumpkin carving) ...



Good thing Connor doesn't mind getting his hands dirty ...



One of the benefits of Dad being camp EMT was that we had to be close to the medical facility, so we got to set our tent up right on the water ...





This year's camp theme was Harry Potter ... and the best session by far was the Quidditch match ...



Connor was the best snitch ever! Wand making was also pretty cool ...



We spent the downtime tossing a football (and trying hard not to throw it in the lake) ...



Despite the rain and the cold, it was a fun weekend. Connor, however, was pretty tired at the end of it all. He did not appreciate the 8 a.m. wake up on departure day (nor did either of us, really, but we had to break down camp while he slept)!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Painting Pumpkins

Mommy doesn't like to carve pumpkins. More specifically, Mommy hates to hollow out the pumpkins in order to carve them. So several years ago, I introduced the boys to my love of art. We paint the pumpkins instead. All the boys enjoy this, but Xander is perhaps my most willing and creative artist. He LOVES it just the way I always have. And he's enthusiastic about it every single year, painting more pumpkins than anyone!







Did I mention that we end up painting a lot more than three pumpkins each year?

Road Signs



Xander has always loved road signs. From his earliest days, he would point them out on the interstates and highways while driving. And with his photographic memory, we never had to wonder where we were going to find gas or somewhere to eat. He could tell you, even if he'd only been on the road once. I love how he brings something that really interests him into his play, which has been a long, hard fought skill that he's been taught in years of occupational therapy. He made this race course, complete with his beloved road signs, in our play room. And I love it!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Double Sport Sunday

Soccer Sundays for Xander ...



Followed by flag football Sundays for Connor ...



Let's just say we have sports all day on Sundays!