Every year for the Iowa/Iowa State football game Craig's family comes to either our house or his brother's house (depending on where the game is, it alternates each year) and this year it was at his brother's house. This is the only picture I took the whole weekend- ha! Cousins playing while adults were at the game!
My friend, Andrea came to visit for a game and we took our girls out to lunch while the boys went to the game.
We taught together years ago and were pregnant with these two at the exact same time. It was so fun being at school together as preggo mamas! And we are totally fine with these two getting married someday- ha!
Some of you may have heard about "the wave" that happened this year at Kinnick stadium. Every game the fans turn and wave to the kids in the hospital and it has become an amazing tradition. While I'm a cyclone fan at heart, this is so touching and I'm proud of Iowa. Andrew has spent many days and nights in that hospital (the old one, this was newly rebuilt last year), so this is close to my heart. Anyway, this day I got to take my 3rd graders on a field trip and they had them turn and wave. It was such a special moment.
Just a Saturday morning reading in mama's bed!
Lots of sidewalk chalk with the neighbors!
She drew this pretty picture for Ga Ga
And this cracked me up. He wrote "HELP! I've been forced to play outside!" Ha ha ha! This kid. He's such a homebody and I have to make him go outside most of the time!
The one activity I can get him on board with is Taekwondo. He loves when they do fun things in class like this!
What can I say? Getting back into the swing of homework is hard, so we have to make it fun around here!
We love fall nights having a fire pit with the neighbors. This night we put 2 together in the backyard and grilled hot dogs and made s'mores!
The kids all played football- it was such a fun night!
One Saturday I took the kids and a neighbor to look at Halloween decorations and costumes at this crazy store in town that has all kinds of fun things!
Who knew poop emojis were so awesome? Ha!
They love all the creepy things that make noise and move around!
They tried on all the masks
A chicken for Ga Ga!
At school the kids had dress like your favorite character day- Kerigan was Laura Ingalls and Andrew was Dog Man!
Ga Ga was here so we went and had lunch with this sweet girl
I cannot get enough of this toothless smile!
Andrew's teacher posted this of the class! Andrew loves fun days like this- and he has such a nice class with lots of friends!
Ga Ga and I took the kids to see this movie- Andrew had been wanting to see it!
The school had a fund raiser where the kids decorated pizza boxes and then parents could call and have pizza delivered in their child's box! I thought this was such a cool idea! Until Andrew's came in another Andrew from his class' box! Oops! We did end up getting his box back!
Fun night at the kids school is always a hit!
This girl won the cake walk, and I may have squealed- Ha!
They have all kind of games and activities set up in the pods outside the classrooms
Then in the gym there are tons of bouncy houses and slides!
Andrew and his buddy Jack doing twister
Avery and Andrew loved their crazy glasses
We just love our school!
One day they had rainbow day where each grade wore a different color. Andrew was blue and Kerigan was orange- they are in there somewhere! (And that's our neighborhood in the background- love being so close to school!)
More pictures on the playground when I get to school- I love seeing these two! This day was pajama day in first grade!
Nutcracker practice underway! The day they brought out Mother Ginger's skirt was so exciting!
Lunch date with this girl after Nutcracker.
It's been a fun fall so far!