August was full of starting new things...soccer started up, 1st grade, and preschool!
On his way to his first soccer practice!
Harper loves to play soccer...until it is game time - then he is too exhausted from the prep work of warming up at home and running the field before the game starts!
They both had soccer on the night...so they thought they were big stuff! Notice Charli's tucked in shirt? She wants to tuck all of her shirts in...all of the time! This drives me nuts!!!!
Worn out from her first game of the season!
Charli & Braxton at a family wedding!
Grandma Deb & Harper
Harper got to get his groove on with a cousin from Oregon, who he has never met...but neither were too shy to cut a rug ;-)
We love the new crayola suckers at our house!
Immanuel Lutheran has a fun night for kids & families before school starts....it was fun!
My parents came down to take Chad out to eat at Picket Fence (his favorite) for his birthday! He is spoiled...not sure they took me out for my birthday ;-)
I love this picture! Charli and her friend Ava.
On of our last big fun things to mark off of our bucket list for the summer was an air boat ride! Chad has been trying (really hard) to get an air boat to call his own. As a consolation prize, we took an hour ride instead! The kids loved it...we all loved it. I would never tell Chad, but it would be fun to get to do that all the time!
Charli's first day of school!
The picture on the left is Charli fro Kindergarten...the right is her first day of 1st grade! Not only did our mailbox shrink, but she looks so much more grown up. When did that happen?
Rocking the foam party for Columbus Days!
Charli raced this hamster ball as fast as she could...she almost fell out the bottom she said!
Harper loved it too, go figure! Any reason to run around like a crazy person, he is first in line!
They thought this was hilarious! Not so much that the dog is huge, but that he had an Iowa shirt on!
Aunt Amanda, Uncle Brad, and Braxton even came out to watch a game this season!
Charli asked for this picture...she said she was "high fashion"
Love these three! Charli, Marissa, & Harper
These two begged to take these pictures, in their football pose!
(helmets were worn...they wanted a pic to see their faces!!)
Childhood cancer survivors and their supporters joined Sammy's Superheroes for the Columbus Day's Parade! We had fun and appreciated everyone who was able to make it!
Charli & Sammy
(Sammy is from Columbus and currently in treatment for neuroblastoma)
During this weekend we were told about a man who was traveling from South Dakota to Mexico by foot/horseback. He is adding a horse to his team with each state he travels though. At the end of his journey he wants to donate these horses to families in need or for therapy services. He was a super neat guy to talk to!
Harper's first day of preschool!
Harper and I went out for "after school lunch". They kids have 1/2 days on the first day in Columbus, so it is something I started with Charli as well! Charli picked Doozy's I think. Harper picked Applebees. I think Harper won that one!
Mom of the year ordered his book bag one day too late, so he wanted another picture on his 2nd day of school to show off his book bag -- and his muscles apparently!
A friend from high school, Mychelle, will be running in a marathon this September. To honor Charli and all other fighters she asked if she could have Charli's "logo" printed on her special running shirt. We were super honored and excited that she not only remembered all these kids fighting, but selected Charli to be the one she wears while she runs her heart out!
Maggie, who moved to Omaha, came to visit in August too!! What an exciting treat! We miss her to pieces!!