Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cousins Visit

Celebrating Daddy's birthday while Grandma and Grandpa Pataky, Aunt Cami, Uncle Andy, and cousins Annika, Kelan, and Grady were visiting

Ready to head to the park to play



Kelan and Wesley pushing Claire in the swings

Cousins on the swings


Grady trying out the slide

My little monkey

Daddy testing out his birthday present

A rocket!

Watching the launch

Foam pit fun at the open gym





Halloween Pictures

Pumpkin carving Round 1






This is the jack-o-lantern we made for a Halloween party contest (we didn't win; someone who carved a Christmas tree of all things won)

Pumpkin carving Round 2 (not sure why Wesley wanted to take off his shirt for this one)


Wesley's jack-o-lantern design for the front porch


Aunt Ann carved a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle while she was visiting (Wesley's wearing his costume's mask so you can compare)

Mom's Despicable Me minion pumpkin

Halloween night (post-trick-or-treating and post-cheddar popcorn snack; check out the orange fingers) with Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and Leonardo (the blue Ninja Turtle)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall Soccer

Here are some pictures from Wesley's last soccer game this fall.  Since I was the only coach this season, I spent all of the games on the field and didn't get a chance to make many photos.  These are from halftime (when the kids refuse to rest and want to keep playing with each other).

Wesley dribbling towards a teammate

Trying to get around Camden (who is trying to steal it back)

You won't know most kids in this photo, but the girl on the right is Ruthie.  Ruthie's mom (Katie) and I played soccer together growing up (when my parents coached us), and we both think it's great that we happened to live in the same neighborhood here in Madison and now I'm coaching her daughter.

Katie, Ruthie, Wesley, and I after the last game.