Friday, October 18, 2013

14 days...a thousand memories

It was a mere two weeks ago that I updated last, but so much has gone on!  

Since the last update Charli finished soccer for the year, which she was disappointed about.  She stayed in her uniform all day long...refusing to take it off!  She got to have a sleepover with a friend, which was a great time, and proved to Harper how hard it is to be the littler brother!

Charli earned her yellow belt in taekwondo last week and will be competing in her first taekwondo competition next week.  She is excited and I am nervous!  

I was lucky enough to help with a class field trip, we hit a pumpkin patch, I enjoyed another concert with a good friend, and Harper has declared his plans to be a farmer and father of 4 kids!

There is rarely a slow week for the Preisters lately, but aside from being tired we don't seem to mind.  Soon enough there will be snow and ice all over and we will be forced to slow down...and it will be a painful realization that when life gives you the chance to enjoy it!  

Charli's 1st grade class at the pumpkin patch!

Charli & Harper enjoyed the pumpkin patch at Camp Fontanelle!  There are a few pictures I can't find, and will have to update on later - but both kids (and Chad too) did a 700" zipline through the forest while we were there.  Harper is our daredevil, and was harnessed up before I had the paperwork done.  Charli took a little time to get her gear on, but was glad she did it!  She was convinced that she might die in 'them trees...but lucky for us, she did not!

There are about a billion things I could say about this picture.  Charli is still obsessed with becoming a ninja.  Now maybe more than ever.  She will cover the floor in blankets, dress her and Harper up in as much black as they can find, slap on hats and gloves to cover their skin...and go crazy in the house!  Side Note:  I HATE that that stupid pheasant is still on my wall.  I should take it down myself, but I am not tall enough and am afraid it will screw with my TV if I drop it.  I cannot wait until it disappears.  And, since I know Chad will read this...perhaps he will be shamed into removing it from my wall. 

It made me sad that we had to take my kids on an "adventure" so they could see a dairy farm.  At the same time, I am so glad my dad is not working that hard anymore!  He was not the kind of typical dairy farmer people may think about now. He did not have 8 men helping to keep the work going around the clock.  He had himself.  He was such a hard worker, I love to see all the fun they get to have and watch them enjoy life more now with the flexibility that "the rest of the world" has always known!  

This is something that never gets old!  Baby calves sucking on fingers is so fun!

Waiting patiently for his sister to get ready for school! 

Harper and mom time!!  Dropping Charli off at school first gives us an extra few minutes together - which makes me realize important it is to spend 1 on 1 time with each of them!  

Charli's fan club braved the coldest game on the season on the last Saturday!  

She was super excited for the medal, since Harper got one!  And, dolphin has been tagging a lot lately too!  


More ninja fun with her ninja loving friend Moe....they two are two peas in a pod on most occasions!  

not gonna lie...kinda a highlight for the month ;-)

 Deirks & Miranda Labmert! 

Pretty luck to have these two call me mom!

The kids both start basketball tomorrow...which will elicit an entire new kind of stories!  Can't wait!

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