This month, Jack's hair is officially very curly. Especially this one curl.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
We have done some fun things this fall, like play QUIDDITCH.
Notice the three hoops in the back? Quidditch is a game that Garrett made up for Alex's school Harry Potter club. And if you know anything about Garrett and games, you know that he went all out. This game had everything, and here is how you play. Each team has:
4 chasers: they are playing a game of Gatorball, which is like soccer, but if you catch the ball, you can run with it and throw it back and forth until it falls on the ground. They have to get the ball into the hoop, and each time they do it's 10 points.
1 "throwing" beater: This guy stays in the middle of the pitch (the field) and throws dodgeballs at the other team. When you get hit by a dodgeball, you go to a jail on the side of the pitch.
1 "fetching" beater: This person gets the dodgeballs and runs them back to the throwing beater.
1 keeper: The goalie to the three hoops
1 seeker: This person is basically playing a game of steal the flag. He also is the only one who can touch people to get them out of dodgeball prison. He can't go to jail. So, there is a snitchpost behind the hoops, a post that has the snitch on it (a tennisball). The seeker has to grab the snitch and get it to his own snitchpost without getting tagged. If he's tagged he returns the snitch. If he makes it, he gets 150 points and the game is over.
This game is so fun! We are planning on playing it on Thursday for Thanksgiving.
Another thing we did this fall was a company softball team, the Cameleons (yes, spelled wrong). This was a lot of fun as well...not as much for the softball (for me) but for the chatting! I made some new friends and our babies made friends with each other. Garrett was a great pitcher!
And of course there was general leaf-playing-in this fall.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Holy cow, planning family pictures was STRESSFUL. Garrett got this sweater literally 2 hours before we took the pictures, I bought about 3 different shirts just to have "options", and I'm pretty sure Garrett was ready to cancel the pictures if I made him look at one more outfit combo that I set out on the bed. One happy effect of the stress: I think I lost a couple pounds that week :)http://www.jbroadbentphotoblog.com/ She is so fun and I highly recommend her.