Apparently even monthly posts aren't happening this year. So tonight, here is September and part of October. As long as they eventually make it on the blog, right?
We'll start with soccer. We're averaging four games per weekend right now so the tailgating chairs are getting quite a workout.
In September, our man Michael turned seven. Here he was Skyping with Gigi and Poppa and opening his first presents.
With the weekend came Michael's American Ninja Warriors birthday party at the "jumpy place." (Finally!)
Back home, we took time to celebrate with family.
Aunt Sandy and Papaw also had birthdays this month. We celebrated with mildly inappropriate cards, per usual.
The next morning, I found Henry had stolen my phone and was having quiet time by himself.
He showed me he was watching The Hobbit. (Which apparently isn't scary when you know it's all fake. "Orcs are bad guys. We get those bad guys. So cool, Mom. Where's my Ninja Turtles sword?")
New Manning Tradition: The Texas State Fair
First you by your $5 tickets to the Fair. Then you go and spend $300 on coupons and game cards to hit the Midway and buy a hot dog.
But it's totally worth it to get an annual picture of the kids in front of Big Tex.