Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Getting Spooky

We may have jumped the gun a bit, but we just couldn't wait until Halloween to carve our pumpkins this year! Last Saturday night was all about the pumpkins!

June was really helpful with the "guts" removal.
Winn stuck her hand in once, then bolted to the bathroom to scrub off the "uscusting" goo. I have no idea when she got so squeamish.

In honor of Disney's recently-released classic, we went with a "Snow White" theme. Winn and I carved up ol' Snow White in all her splendor, and Dad and June worked their magic on the wicked witch. What do you think?
Snow White, The Wicked Witch, and Prince Charming?

I guess we just couldn't get enough of pumpkins that day, so we rounded out the night with some jack-o-lantern cookie-decorating. I gave each of the girls some frosting and sprinkles and let them go at it.
June, as always, was meticulous about her frosting and sprinkle placement. It was a work of art.

Winn's frosting may have been two inches thick, but that didn't stop her from devouring every bite.
Pumpkin Night RULES!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Just kickin' it

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June started soccer a few weeks ago with her buddies Kiki and Jaxon.  It was a little rough at first - she went from being a star player on a mostly-4-year-old t-ball team, to being the runt newbie on a mostly-6-year-old soccer team.  I tried to take some pictures at her first game, but she spent the whole game by the coach's side, wiping tears on her sleeves while she successfully dodged all of the action on the field.  It broke my heart, and we thought about walking away from the sport altogether, but we decided to go back for one more week.  
I have no idea what brought about the change, but June was a completely different girl this week.  She ran her guts out, played some real defense, and even kicked the ball a few times.  I'm so proud of Junie - she was still very scared, but she really gave it her all and ended up having a great time.  Her team, the Wildcats, won both games on Saturday!  Be proud Aunt Darby and Rylee
Here's a little movie of June's goal kick (Wildcats are in blue), and her little buddy scoring a goal.