Saturday, November 5, 2022

September and October

September and October flew by filled with school/work/soccer/gymnastics/piano lessons/drum lessons/ church activities and more! Here are some pictures....

Soccer

Colton made Salvo's steel team for fall, which actually means he is on the same team for fall/winter/spring.  His fall season finished up mid-october, and he is just starting winter training.  His favorite position is an "8", (center-mid).  Much of his team was newer to this higher level of play, so their team lost more than they won, but they grew a lot as a team, and Colton did enjoy getting to score a few goals.






Cousin Teddy also played soccer this year!  




Family Fun

Apple Orchard










Mountain Biking






Packing Meals at Feed My Starving Children

Corn Maze and Fall Festival





My Bday meal: Thai Food Takeout + McDonalds haha.






October Bday Buddy Fun - Painting Class with Grandma T!



Hiking

School Stuff

Prayer Walk for our new school being built!

Colton class activity

Larkyn Class activity


Summer's 7th grade bug project (catching/identifying/labeling 25 insects)

Mom - Kiddo Fun








Kiddos filled their sibling kindess jar - cherry berry was the reward!


Random Fun

reunion with friends who moved away!

Bethel football game!

Kirkwood Cousins/Aunts gathering

Um....Colton's first ponytail?!?!?

Larkyn

The older two kids are involved in a lot of activities and get a lot of attention/pictures/posts.  I wanted to take a section of this post to dedicate to Larkyn  She amazes me with her creativity and art talents and I love so much about her!

Larkyn made this flower headband out of cupcake liners.

When we make pretzels together, I roll "regular" pretzels, Larkyn gets creative with hers!

Larkyn makes the cutest and prettiest fairy houses, and puts nature together in beautiful ways.  She often fills my jars and cups in our kitchen with fresh flowers and natural findings in beautiful arrangements.


creativity in dough

Fairy house material hunting

Larkyn sewed clothes for the Geico Gecko (free from the state fair).  She did such a good job!  He sleeps in a hammock (fanny pack) hanging from her bed.



Science and color creativity

Natural beauty

Fairy House built by Larkyn


She makes friends with any furry creature - this was a dog at the library


Play dough creativity

Love you, Larkyn!  I love that you see and appreciate the fun and beauty around you!


Buddy Race

The kids participated in a 2.5 mile obstacle buddy race.  Larkyn and Summer ran as buddies and Colton and Rylan (friend from soccer) ran as buddies.












Summer Spiritual Birthday

We celebrated Summer's 9th spiritual birthday where she trusted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.  She made us dinner, and she received a gift to help her grow in her faith.







Trout Lake Camp

Summer and I went on the youth retreat with our church.  Summer enjoyed her first time ziplining and I loved hanging out with all the 6-12th grade girls!








Halloween

The kids carved their pumpkins all by themselves this year (even Larkyn!) and they made their own costumes out of boxes.  I love their creativity!








Happy November!