Tuesday, October 31, 2017


We did Halloween a little different this year... and I am going with it. 

It was not in our plans as I just figured we would eat dinner and Jeff would take the kids out and then I would take a turn. But, when we were eating dinner I had a text from a friend inviting Isaac to go with them and some other kids and then I took her daughter who is in Anna's class. So the girls went with Jeff and then me for a little bit and the boys went at her house. 

It was fun. 

Freezing, but fun!



Isaac and friends

Anna and her friend

Chewie and the donut

Cowboy/Cowgirl day at school

Sweetest cowgirl and cowboy, ever

Family photos 2017

Suzie took some quick family photos of us a couple of weeks ago at Palisades park. It was gorgeous and we all cooperated! Even the dogs. 

Isaac 9. Maggie 37. Jeff 43. Anna 6. Roma 9 months. Rudy 2. 

Pumpkin decorating

We have had plenty of fun this fall decorating pumpkins and decorating the house. 

Anna made it her mission for our house to look more like Halloween this year. I told her she is in charge of decorating from now on!

Isaac and some of his buddies decorating pumpkins

good which


more carving

bringing up the gifts

When Isaac and Anna's class had their turn at doing church they both brought up gifts as their job. They were both excited. They both did a great job. 

Flag Football

The kids had a great year of flag football! They were playing in the competitive league with 3rd and 4th graders and our team had all 3rd graders except for 2 kids. They ended up getting 3rd place after a really awesome final game! They all played so well and had so much fun. Jeff had a great time coaching, too! 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

scary stuff

Last week at flag football. It was the last play of the game and Isaac had a bad collision. I didn't see the play so didn't really think much of it. He was down on the field and eventually got up and looked pretty white and pretty shocked. 

We loaded up and went home. 

After we got home and were winding down for the night I kept getting texts from the coaches asking how he was doing- Jeff was out of town. I started paying closer attention to him and noticed he wasn't acting like himself. He was totally zoned out and spacey. 

I started to get freaked out and nervous and didn't know what to do. The other dads told me if it was their child they would take them in to get checked out- panic mode. 

I called my brother and he came right over to hang with Anna (who had fallen asleep). Isaac and I made our way to the ER to get checked out. 

They asked us a bunch of questions and did some assessments. We ended up not doing a CT scan and headed home to see how the night would go. The did diagnose him as having a mild concussion.

He did stay home from school the next day. His headaches went from a 4 Monday evening (day of the accident), to a 5 on Tuesday to a 2 on Wednesday. 

We went in for a recheck with our family doc who told him to take it easy for the rest of the week. No gym, no sports or rough playing at recess, etc. After today we can ease back into life. 

It has been hard not playing hard as he is the kid who loves all things sports at every opportunity. 

I think we have him on the mend. But it was a major wake up call and I'm safe to say it scared the crap out of all of us. 

getting checked over in the ER