Whoops! Losing some of the "football pads."
Friday, September 30, 2011
Griffin scheduled a football game for Sunday afternoon too. However, the girls had lost interest by then, so it just ended up being he and Richie. Here is the flyer that he made for the game. (In case you don't read "1st Grader Handwriting" it reads, "Tomorrow Afternoon, Unless Rain, Tennessee Lions vs. Memphis Cougars Football Game, Free, No Tickets.")
These are the team pictures he had me take. He doesn't have any pads, so he had on a batman shield and he stuffed clothes under his jersey. He also tied a whistle to the helmet, and he pretended that was his mouth guard.
Here are some of the action shots from the game. It was very serious as usual from Griffin. This was a very "real" football game to him.
After the game was over, I went up to his room and found this "kheck lisit" that he had made for the game. I guess he needed to make sure he didn't forget any part of his uniform. He included: batman chest shield...check, clothing under shirt for padding...check, football pants...check, helmet...check, whistle (a.k.a. mouth guard)...check, jersey...check, cleats...check, gloves...check, and finally the wristband...check.
(I hope to have some more posts for the girls soon. They don't like me taking their pictures as much.)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
We had beautiful weather and cooler temperatures this weekend, so we spent a lot of time outside. After Griffin's soccer game Saturday morning we just hung out and relaxed. Mamie organized some crafts and snacks for the kids.
However, Griffin doesn't hang out and relax for long, so we always end up doing some sort of sport. Right now, he is really into football, so we had a family football game. Richie was the quarterback, and the kids took turns coming up with a play and running the ball.
Griffin's touchdown and victory dance
They came up with several trick plays, like this one where Margaret put the football under her dress. Griffin was not a fan of the trick plays, because "they aren't fair." It did not end well...we'll just leave it at that.
Don't you love Margaret's football outfit? She is all accessorized for the big game. She must also think that her Hello Kitty rain boots are fancier than her tennis shoes. I don't know how she ran in them!
Monday, September 26, 2011
This weekend we surprised the kids and took them to see Disney on Ice downtown. They were so excited. It was exactly one year ago from the weekend that we surprised them with our Disney World trip. It was fun to think back on all of our memories from that vacation.
We broke down and bought the $10 Disney popcorn and cotton candy (Richie had to convince my "cheap" self). It was worth it. Margaret ate her popcorn non-stop for two hours.
They loved it, and they were so tired on our way home.
Someone allowed us to borrow their box to watch the show, so it was very nice and spacious. Margaret kept calling it our hotel room.
The performances included Lion King, Little Mermaid, Lilo & Stitch & Peter Pan. We were impressed that they could skate so well in the big costumes.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Richie took Griffin to the Memphis Air Show in Millington on Saturday. They had such a good time together watching the plane shows and getting inside the planes and helicopters and meeting the pilots. It was good "guy time." Richie said Griffin thanked him at least 10 times for taking him. Here are some of the pictures and a video that Richie took. Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
These two love spending time playing together. I am so glad thankful that they have each other. Mamie is usually so patient with Margaret and loves to teach her how to do things. She has even been working on teaching her how to recognize letters.
They made a Barbie and princess town out of Little People houses that took up Margaret's whole room.
On a bike ride together
Playing with Littlest Pet Shop
Coloring pictures for Richie and I