Stand Back 500 Feet
|Joshua running the ball to score a touchdown!|
The weather was beautiful...a picture perfect fall day, completed of course by watching football! Both boys played at the same time on fields just diagonal to each other, so we watched from Josh's endzone and spun around to watch Jakob's game from the opposite end zone. Fortuneately for all of us, Jakob's game was a quarter behind in start time and went into triple overtime, so we felt like we really got to watch both teams play! Our nephew played the time slot right before so Grandma and Grandpa A really had an efficient spectator's day!
|One of several well-executed tackles from Jakob. (He's on top)|
|Jakob's sack at a very key time in one of the overtime periods.|
|The day lent itself to more than just a game ON the field|
|Matching ice cream cone!|
|She really just wanted to go home with Pop. I think she would've been content to ride the 450 miles just like this!|
The weekend wasn't planned around football, but it definitely fit well...Tim, Mathilda, my dad and my brother were all able to go to the Husker game on Saturday (THANKS Taubenheim family for making that happen!) Cash and Annie were able to come Thursday night and there was no school on Friday, making for a wonderful day to enjoy fall at a leisurely pace.
A prior foosball wager was finally paid up...Jakob had to buy Cash's yogurt!
I bought Benjamins! I don't know what I was thinking letting this child help himself. At Cherry on Top, you pay by the ounce, and they don't offer small dishes. His alone was over a pound!!!
I was really great to get to spend some extra time with Annie. I don't think any of us feel like she's only been part of our family for four months. She's a great fit and each of us enjoys her like she's always been here.
I was so excited to have a day with nowhere to have to go so that I could really enjoy the season and the company of my family. I thought it would be a perfect time to make pumpkin doughnuts, and then I rethought that. It was actually a more perfect choice to make grebel. I think my kids need to have memories of eating these. My great grandma used to make them once a week (or at least it seemed like it).
Annie got some first hand experience in learning how to twist the dough.
...and Millie was just happy to be able to eat them in all their sugary goodness!
Scones for dinner...a delicious effort from Annie and Mathilda! Aren't memories even better when they involve food? :)
And we even got to celebrate Annie's birthday while she was here! We explained that birthday celebrations should go on for at least a week. We started this for the mere fact that we are usually at least that late in delivering our birthday wishes!!
Pre-picture haircut. No mohawk this time though.
There was no lack of a good time spent! Thanks for coming to see us Cash and Annie!! And Grandma and Grandpa too!! I love having a full house!