Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Carpenter Thanksgiving at Kimi & Joe's

Kimi & Joe were kind to host all of the Carpenters for Thanksgiving this year.  It was delicious and oh, so much fun!

Kimi made the kids' table so pretty!  Made me want to be a kid again!
 The boys played washers while the girls & kids decorated gingerbread houses.

 These two were proud of our final creation!
 The kids played hide & seek - Owen found a good spot!

Thanks, Kimi & Joe, for a fun celebration!

Thanksgiving at Grammie & Papaw's

We spent the beginning of Thanksgiving week at Holly Lake, and we had the best time!  The kids loved playing at the new disc golf course.  They hit a few pine trees, but they had a blast!

 My MIL is the cutest!  We got out a new puzzle to work.  She opened the bag of pieces and took them straight to the kitchen.  The next thing we knew, she was sifting them to get all of the tiny pieces of puzzle dust out of them.  Apparently, she always does this...?  We gave her the hardest time!  So funny!
 Grammie got O some new scratch art to work on.
I took Clayton and Miss Reagan on a golf cart ride.  We explored the lake and got kicked off of the golf course.  Ooops!

 Nothing like the piney woods to make you feel soooo small...
Had to get pictures with the turkeys at the main gate.

 Grammie and Papaw surprised the boys with a trip to Santaland.  It was sooooo pretty!

As usual, we loved our time at the Ranch!

Fall 2016 Family Pictures

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Clayton 11U/12U Braves - Fall 2016

Clayton was able to play catcher for the Braves again this season, and what an amazing season it was for our team!  The boys won 11 of their 12 games and were undefeated up until the final game of the season.  We were all so proud of them!

They started out their first practice looking fierce, well, as fierce as goofy 11 and 12 year old boys can be.  ;)

Grammie & Papaw came to a couple of C's games.  He loves it when they come to see him play!
 His best buddy, Pierce, came to a game as well!

Clayton's teammates are so sweet to Owen!  They let him hang out in the dugout and treat him like a member of their team.  He feels so big around them!

 A congrats from his Papa/3rd Base Coach...
 Not the greatest photography, but it was a good run.  :)

This picture of Clayton and his Daddy made me laugh.  They are soooo much alike - even the exact same stance!  There's no denying the DNA that these 2 share!

Coach gave the boy silver stars for runs and gold stars for homeruns.  Our boy racked up quite a few stars - including two gold ones!

 Grandmother spent an entire Saturday with us and watched all 3 boys play.  She is a pretty awesome great grandmother, for sure!

 Coach Raul and C-man...  I am so thankful for Coach and the time and effort that he has put into Clayton.  He is one of the best in the west!
 To celebrate an awesome season, the kids played whirlyball - so fun!

The Fall was awesome...  Can't wait to see what these boys do this Spring!  It's gonna be good!