mikayla rae is seven!

And I’m just not sure how that happened. I remember being seven… how are these kids already there?! Time you thief you! Her birthday was actually the week prior to this day of days but as crazy fall schedules go this is when we could get together to celebrate. Just prolonging the birthday love! 

Kayla chose “sunset” as her theme… how very bougie of her! But yet I am not surprised she knows what she likes and that is that! Rob made a delicious meal right away and then we headed out to watch her soccer game. Quite the cheering section that girl had! Then we headed back to their house for cake and cookies and presents galore! And those cookies? Not only were they gorgeous but also delicious!

the millersville homecoming parade

It has been a few years since we have gone to this, and even longer than all five of us were there. But the stars aligned and baseball and hockey were both randomly postponed so there you have it! Parade time! We got excellent parking thanks to my brother for saving it for us…. The kids got a lot of candy and we saw all the fire trucks and the marching bands galore! It’s such a good parade even if this year is a little smaller than usual!

an etters farm day!

We did this last year and it just had to be repeated! Much to Toniel’s manfriend’s chagrin I am sure! The same group of usual suspects went, totally somewhere around 21 of us! We had the kids choose their pumpkins first and get the messy bits of painting out of the away before they took off into the corn maze. And take off they did! I’m not sure how many times they all went through it but there was definitely a lot of squealing and running happening. Then the tractor rolled up with a wagon full of hay for quite the ride! In my mind Zach hears none of the racket coming from behind him he just zens out to Enya or some such thing! After all that fall fun was done we headed to a nearby restaurant that someone could handle a party of our size. What a night! Doing all the things! Thanks so much to Zach for having us and to Toniel for organizing it!

youth field hockey night

Last week all the youth field hockey girls got the chance to play on the turf under the lights between the JV and varsity games… and they loved it! Their names were announced over the loud speaker…. Letty hustled and scored two goals and they won their scrimmage! Then they got hot chocolate and tiny little cupcakes before cheering on the varsity team before their game! It was a late night but a good one!

all the in between…

Oh all the in between. Not to be confused with the upside down…. There has been a lot of good foods, baseball, field hockey, friend time, final swims and staring longingly at the pool that will soon leave us….there was the elementary school’s annual fundraiser, Race for Education, lots of quality time with the boys while I’m working….the start of trumpet for David and basketball for Letty…good skies, good burgers, good drinks, fall things and then random summer things….tie dye and ISS views…. All the things!