September

Fall! 

According to the calendar, but maybe not the mid-80 temps we have forecasted all week, it's finally here. Time to start thinking about Christmas lists, chili nights, and chilly nights. 

If we think it, it will come, I'm telling myself...For now, we are happily not sweating into puddles at the soccer fields each weekend. 

We made it to one of Drew's games! 

We made it to one of Drew's games! 

And Michael turned the big 0-8 with his dream gift -- a Wii U, which has only been forcefully removed from the playroom one time due to bad behavior.  Not a bad track record for our lovable kiddo.

And Michael turned the big 0-8 with his dream gift -- a Wii U, which has only been forcefully removed from the playroom one time due to bad behavior.  Not a bad track record for our lovable kiddo.

Once again, Aunt Amy comes to the rescue, keeping pesky little brother from big brother's cake.

Once again, Aunt Amy comes to the rescue, keeping pesky little brother from big brother's cake.

I love this photo.  Thank you to our crazy family who happily jumped in the frame when I asked for more people to stand behind Michael as he blew out his candles. 

I love this photo.  Thank you to our crazy family who happily jumped in the frame when I asked for more people to stand behind Michael as he blew out his candles. 

And he's 8! It's official now.

And he's 8! It's official now.

Aunt Kristi wins the Favorite Birthday Card award. 

Aunt Kristi wins the Favorite Birthday Card award. 

On the same day as Michael's birthday, we were blessed with a new addition to our family! 

Welcome to the world, baby Jennifer.  May I never forget to send your birthday gift on time with such a wonderful way to remember your special day. 

The Undefeated Minions. 

The Undefeated Minions. 

Michael took a turn as keeper.  He didn't get too excited about anything until the ball was five feet or less from the goal -- a little nerve-wracking for us parents on the side line but he was completely unconcerned with our anxiety.  They won with another shut-out so I guess we worried for nothing!

Michael took a turn as keeper.  He didn't get too excited about anything until the ball was five feet or less from the goal -- a little nerve-wracking for us parents on the side line but he was completely unconcerned with our anxiety.  They won with another shut-out so I guess we worried for nothing!

Ella's Fever team played a group of girls who thought they were at a tackle football match instead of a soccer game, but they really hung in there. 

Ella's Fever team played a group of girls who thought they were at a tackle football match instead of a soccer game, but they really hung in there. 

#FeverProud!

#FeverProud!