Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tori and her basketball

Tori has been so excited to play basketball since last years season ended.  She and Kennedy are on the same team this year.  Kristy Bradshaw is the coach again this year, and we are so happy.  She is a great coach.
Tori has improved so much since last year.  I am just so amazed at how much better she has gotten.  Her dribbling skills are much better and she has WAY miore confidence.  Tori and Camry are the team leaders, and are great with the younger girls on the team.  I am excited to see how much Tori will improve by the end of this year. 

Kennedy's 1st yr in BBall

Posted by PicasaKennedy has been looking forward to playing basketball since Tori started last year.  Then when Tori brought home the flier for basketball signups 1st graders were not invited.  She was so disappointed.  I decided that since she is old for her grade I would call and see if we could ign her up anyway.  They agreed and Kennedy was exstactic!  Thankfully she and Tori were able to be on the same team. 
Kennedy is doing good for her first year.  She is still a little confused by the rules, and exactly what defence means, and how to get open.  But she is a quick learner and does well listening to her Dad and her coach. 
She is loving playing ball, and wears her jersey around all the time.  I think so she can tell people she plays basketball! 

Friday, November 11, 2011


 Layton is very much into trains right now.  He has a Lego train set, which he sets up every single day, and an electric train set.  The electric set takes up a lot of space and we have to be much more careful with it, so it is a treat.  Last week I decided that I would set up the electric set for him.  He was so excited!  I kept it on the kitchen table for him for a week.  Layton played with that thing all day long.  It was great.  I would say, "Hurry and eat your breakfast so you can play with your train."  He would be done 2 minutes later (which is AMAZING for him).  "Go and get dressed so you can play with your train" he would race to his room.  I love this train!!!  Layton loves it too, just for different reasons.  He would play with it for at least an hour at a time.  Making it go fast and so slow it hardly moves.  Each train car had a different purpose, and he would tell me all about them as he watched it go around and around.  We can't wait until we set it up again.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


We had a fun Halloween this year. I started out with a Witches party on Thursday night, then Friday night we carved our pumpkins. And Austin and I both agree that this years pumpkins beat all the other years, hands down. They were just great choices for the carvings. I did a scary face (that Layton will not look at when it is lit), Tori did a devilish flying cat/bat (we are not sure), Kennedy chose a witch stirring a brew, and Layton chose the Grim Reaper, but he thinks it is a dog!

on Saturday night our ward had our trunk or treat, which is a HUGE event here. Everyone in our Plano community shows up, brings all their extended family, and then we have a party. First the kids trick or treat, then we have a big dinner, then there is a little carnival for the kids. We invited John and his family. The kids had a lot of fun!