Sunday, September 20, 2009

Aaaaarrrrgh.... Matey

Yesterday I decided to take the kids on a fun adventure to the new Pirates Island. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, so we brought along Katelin with us, with hopes of seeing Jack Sparrow and finding some booty (treasure).. The atmosphere of the place was really fun, and the kids thought it was pretty dang cool. We got some yummy food, and not bad like I was expected. Afterwards we had to hit the arcade of course, for some fun. We played the ever cool and fun skee ball, which is my fave. The kids got enough tickets to actually get some fun prizes. It was tons of fun, and so glad that we went.. ahhh, my lil pirates...

Sydney's Soccer

It is really fun to watch Sydney play and enjoy the game of soccer. Not only as a parent, but as her coach, I can really see that she has such a fun time out on the field. She likes playing both offensive and defense. She has scored several goals this season, and really hustles and works hard to score. She has started to judge where the ball is going to go, and where she needs to be for a play to work out. Sydney has that spunky, sassy, competitive spirit in her, that I saw in me and that makes me so excited. I love to watch her play.

Austins Soccer Team

This year Austin gets to play on the older soccer team, the 3rd and 4th graders. They play the larger fields, goal keepers and referees.. He has really enjoyed it and even scored a few goals this season so far. They still have one more game. I LOVE watching this age, where they are really starting to get into the game and play hard, and so much fun to watch. This year Austin's team isn't too great, but they have really improved over the season and I've enjoyed watching that. It's so fun to see Austin out there and enjoy a sport that I love.

Austin's Baptism

I am sooo proud as a mother of Austin, and the big decision he has made to be baptized. He was soo excited and looking forward to it for months. He kept talking about it and all I could think was, have I taught you enough, did I do a good enough job, will you always desire to choose the right and live a life close to the gospel? Luckily he has had amazing teachers, primary leaders, wonderful grandparents and great aunties and uncles to help along the way. I know I forsure haven't done it all myself. Austin, you looked soo happy, so sweet, so full of the spirit. I am sooo proud of you, and love you sooo much. You have such a strong testimony of right and wrong, you choose the right, and I am proud.
The day was wonderful, the baptism was beautiful. It was so nice to have lots of family and friends come to share and support in your special day.
Austin with mom and dad
Our Family
Hatter Family
Austin & Auntie Katelin Sydney & Austin in their Sunday best

Austin, cousin Bailey, Sydney
Caitlin and Katelin