This is my simple photo journal. I like to take pictures and once a month or more, I load them onto this blog so that we can remember some of our family highlights.



A brief summary of October happenings....really no rhyme or reason to this post.  

I love that I have an extra driver these days...
and I don't think Cole minds helping out.

I also love that these two drive to school together...

and that Ike gets himself to and from the bus stop thanks to a nice bush to hide his scooter in.

So with Cole and Summer driving to school,
 Ike and his wheels, 
I just have one carpool to junior high.

We love having our "littles" over to play.

For October Break we went to Carlsbad and met up with several fun families.
The more the merrier!

At night we lit big lanterns off over the beach.
They are biodegradable and so easy to launch.  
Check it out here

We also had to stop and say hi to Shamu on our way back home.

Fall Sports include:

Flag football

Club volleyball

Meg made the Molten blue team in club.  She loves her teammates and coach.
We are all looking forward to this club season.

Summer has finished high school volleyball and has decided to pursue tennis.
She is loving it and working hard.
She plans on trying out for the Mountain View Tennis team.

Tom and I just want our kids to find something they enjoy and will work hard at.

The cooler weather makes winter grass and a little volleyball on the front lawn possible.
It is so nice to see real green grass again.

Thanks to our yard expert for keeping things looking nice out there.

In October, we had a couple of feline friends come visit us everyday.  
I broke a long standing rule of never feeding neighborhood cats.
I can't believe I am going to admit this but these were special cats.
They were more like dogs than cats.
I liked having them around and then one day they just disappeared.
Word on the street is that they were

Ike is perfecting his swagger.

He also finished up the Harry Potter series this month. 

We just finished putting in a pizza oven and are getting a lot of use out of it.
It gives us an excuse to invite family and friends over for dinner.
We have already made 180+ pizzas in it.  

I am still in YW and loving it.  
We attempted to play softball in the month of October-- but it was a little we decided a great game of kick ball is more our speed.  I love these girls.

Finished off October with a great Halloween.

Cole, Summer and Meg all helped run booths at our neighborhood carnival.

Ike went as Batman and had the scruffy voice down perfectly.
He has no problem getting into character.

My niece Molly with the littles and a baby girl due in March..... we can't wait!