Monday, October 27, 2008

October 2008

This month Mike was able to go to a UCLA reunion. He saw so many wonderful friends and had a really wonderful trip. He even got to see Kelly, who missed the reunion, but was there on business. Thanks, Marc and Ali, for hosting!
This is the group that was elected with Mike (minus Kelly) for second year. Great memories!
We had another belt test. #2 and #3 are now advanced brown belts!

Amy turned 29 (for the 4th time, but who's counting?), and the girls she works with in the church youth program decorated the front sidewalk with pumpkins decorated the way we do with the boys. She LOVED it and all the other celebrations!
#2 did his first book report. Could you have guessed that he read about Abraham Lincoln? We figured that was a good follow up to his recitation of the Gettysburg Address at a pep rally last year.
#3 had his first grade performance, where they presented a book through music. He knew he was important because he was the only maraca!
We visited the pumpkin patch with Allie's family.
We had a visit from Nan and Pop. Our honey-do list is significantly shorter. Coincidence? I think not.
Said visit produced the Mike-and-Marie-yawn-for-a-national-audience moment (see our other blog for the video).
#2 had his drum club performance.
We are getting to go trunk-or-treating twice AND trick-or-treating once! Holy candy buckets, Bat Man! Disclaimer (to the tune of a Sesame Street song): 5 of these kids are from the same fam'ly. 5 of these kids are kind of the same. One of these kids aint from the same's time to play our game; it's time to play our game! Bonus points if you know which is a look-alike-cousin. ;)
Quote of the month: When Mike declined cutting #4's dinner due to a previous fit about which fork was used to cut, he responded, "Yes, you will. You will cut, Dad, or it will not snow in the winter."

Happy Halloween!