Wednesday, October 24, 2012


We've been busy as always.
Took a weekend trip to Arkansas
Ben is doing well in run club - on Tuesday he ran 3 miles (up
From his normal 2.25-2.50)
He lost a tooth today! (reminder to
The tooth fairy to show up tonight!)
The Halloween Costumes are close to being complete! Huge relief!
Cloudy is having issues with stationary items... Ie the floor, wall, tables. The kid looks like he has been in a few fights.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

one long saturday

Saturday morning Ben had a double header.  When the first game started only 9 kids had showed up.  Ben ended up playing 3 quarters of the first game and the entire second game.
The kids played really well (which is mom terms for - they lost both games).

Afterwards we were all famished, so Peter took us to a new taco joint followed by Celebrate Roanoke!
We stopped by for a "few minutes" to "check it out" "not expecting much".  We ended up staying HOURS.

Cloudy thought riding the bus was the best part! 

At the showdown on Main st, Cloudy FLIPPED out when they started "shooting" 

Some local wood craftsmen were exhibiting their skills, and GIVING the cars away. HAPPY BOYS

There were blocks of family friendly things to do.  The kid stations including: face painting, balloon artists, clowns, juggler, bounce houses, climbing walls, craft tables.
In our opinion, Roanoke really knows how to put on a party.  

Saturday, October 6, 2012


6:30 -run
9:00 home - ben's awake, soccer clothes lost
9:10 found soccer clothes - start wash
9:15 Cloudy wakes up, sleeping husband awaken by call from command center
9:16 Dress cloudy, shower and dress myself - convince Ben to dress, throw soccer clothes in dryer
9:30 Cheat for breakfast - head to the closest store (DONUTS!)
9:33 Pete calls, worried we left without him, still on work call.
10:10 leave for game
10:42 arrive at soccer field
10:45 game starts
11:45 game over, head to target for birthday gift
12:00 party starts, sitting in traffic 7 miles away
12:35 arrived at party
2:00 head home, sprinklers are stuck on, Pete manages to power them off, harder than it seems
3:00 drive north of the airport to see the finale of the air show: THUNDERBIRDS!  

From where we were parked, 1/4mile from the flight line - they were flying right over us! Almost like we had paid the $25 parking fee to attend the show.. (maybe tomorrow)

Ben is NOT my child, I was chanting "when I grow up I want to be an F-16 pilot" and he was
reading a book!!!!  THE NERVE