Here are some Halloween pictures from October. I realize it is December, better late than never. We had a wonderful Fall this year. Beautiful weather for the most part.. I mean, it ISSS Washington- this is all relative you know. James was home for the most part- again it is all relative ;) Finished up soccer in November.. Great soccer seasons for both Parker and Abe. The older two started piano lessons and seem to love it and are progressing nicely. They do both have ulterior motives. Parker needs to learn to play the piano because she really wants to play the violin. The deal is, since we actually have a piano, she should learn to read music on it, and prove that you are serious about it, and THEN comes the violin. So far, so good. I am POSITIVE that Abe's motivation has to do with learning to play the guitar to be a rock star and get all the ladies. Not even kidding... Abe had a feast at his school with 170 -yes- 170 other 5 year olds. There are 170 Kindergarden students ... I am a little scared for the first grade teachers next year!
As a family we had a great Thanksgiving. It was very low key and laid back. James had two weeks off before his business trip and it was very relaxing.. I felt like I had house husband.. It is always a HUGE help when he is able to help with the car pool, bus stop, and errands. I feel like the two weeks before the trip is always bittersweet. Great that you are home non-stop for two weeks, but yet it is really difficult to go from full-time dad to NO DAD presence.. Such is our life, and there is no changing it.. so I must just put my chin up. No sense in complaining.. nope.