In honor of Aunt Sheryl, Rachel and Uncle Justin's love of the 'stache I had to buy this shirt and Seth wore it proudly to school today.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Leah is on her very first soccer team and we were so excited to see her play her first game last night. Leah was able to join the U6 Davidson team with some kids that she knows from Sherman Elementary and she did so well. During Kicks for Kids she tended to pick her nose and chew on her jersey, but last night she really tried hard. She was running and she got the ball a few times. It was the highlight of my week.
Such a great little group of kiddos.
I was thinking last night that we should have bought land near the Fairgrounds Y, we are there three to four times a week now, but we love soccer and love the fact that the kids love it. We are very proud of them.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
We finally took our first step as land owners and it felt GREAT to do something with it and get it ready for winter. We hired someone to brush hog it. What a wonderful feeling and so very exciting. Let's just say that was the easy part. Our next steps are becoming quite an education.
Saturday I took the kids and Seth's friend Evan to Zoo Boo. It was a little crazy with so many littles running around, BUT it turned out to be super fun. They had all sorts of games, candy and crafts. I think the kids had tons of fun and I know I enjoyed myself.
Saturday night we had our first game of winter season back on the small field. :( We miss the big field and the kids really had a hard time adjusting to the lack of space. Our team won and they all wore their pink in support of breast cancer. We love Watertown FC-B.
Seth is currently addicted to wearing his new hoodie and I think it is so stinking cute with his name on the back. Proud mom.
Leah had another family craft due for school and she LOVES crafts so we tried to be as creative as possible. She did great and it turned out super cute. Love that chick.
Posted by JCharlton at 2:49 PM
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I was nominated for The Liebster Award by my friend and Nina, who blogs at The Whole Self. Nina is a friend from before kiddos when we were wild and crazy married couples (ha ha) and continues to be a long distance friend and someone I truly look up to. I'm honored to accept the award, and to spread the love of blogging!
Posted by JCharlton at 9:35 AM
Monday, October 20, 2014
Last week Roland took Seth to the 76ers vs. Knicks game at the Dome. It was every little boys dream come true or at least our die hard orange fan. They went to Varsity for pizza prior and even ran into some friends from Watertown. I guess the dome isn't that big is it?
An SU student photographer took this picture of Seth and a couple of friends from home. It turned out spectacular.
Happy Belated Birthday to our wonderful god daughter Lindsey who turned 5 yesterday. We were able to Skype and catch up a bit with her in the afternoon. Words can't express how much we miss that family.
Seth and Leah had friends over Sunday afternoon. The girls were all about working on crafts and the boys played outside and sang. It was too funny.
This week I'll be a single parent most of the week and a great big thanks goes out to Grandma Bonnie and Grandma Barb for helping me out all week while Roland is gone.
Land news of the week...we hired someone to brush hog a huge chunk of the front, Roland worked with the chain saw this weekend hauling out dead trees in the front and we are getting ready to meet with a friend who is helping with our blue prints very soon.
Posted by JCharlton at 9:41 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In late August we were invited to our friends new home for a BBQ with a few other families from Knickerbocker School. While we were talking the topic of a piece of land close by that was for sale came up. If you know us at all you know that we have been looking at houses for years and years. We have gone around and around trying to decide if we should find a house and move, stay in our current house or build. I have personally been too scared to take the plunge and build, but secretly it has been what I've wanted more than anything. After the BBQ I asked Roland to call the number and set up a walk of the land. That day is as clear as can be in my mind and I remember feeling at peace and just "knowing" that we were going to own that land and build our dream house. The process of buying land is a very interesting process let me tell you and I have learned a ton about finance and how banking works. We have the most amazing banker and we are truly lucky to now own 12 acres on Gotham Street Road which we will some day call home.
Anyone with a brush hog, backhoe, riding mower, etc that wants to come help you are more than welcome.
Proof we will someday have water.
Posted by JCharlton at 1:55 PM
Sunday we split up and the girls went to Old McDonald's Farm and the boys went golfing. It was another gorgeous day and we took full advantage of all the fun on the farm.
Then we made our pumpkins look silly.
Finally, we brought dinner to Lowville and spent the evening with Great Gram and Gramp.
Leah and Gram had tons of fun playing Old Maid.
Posted by JCharlton at 12:52 PM
On Friday the kids had the day off and we had our closing at the bank so Roland brought them down for our bank appointment and I got permission for them to visit at school with me for the afternoon. They LOVED it. They went to two classes with me, gym and a school assembly at the end of the day. I loved having them with me and having them see what I do on a daily basis.
On Saturday morning Seth had a soccer game and they WON. Seth had four goals and was on top of the world.
Then we took full advantage of the gorgeous day and went to Mexico apple picking.
We walked through the orchard, picked tons and tons of apples, went on a hay ride, walked through the corn maze and ate the largest homemade cookies ever.
After apple picking we headed to the Salmon River Falls. It was absolutely gorgeous and such a perfect day to see the falls and take a little walk. It was a picture perfect fall day.
Posted by JCharlton at 12:49 PM
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Missing this right about now and wishing summer was back.
Missing warm summer days on the lake and Pizza Shack Pizza on the boat.
I love our carefree and full of smiles days.
This work and school thing is overrated and full of stress.
Posted by JCharlton at 9:30 AM