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September Fun

We are starting to get use to our new routine now that school is in session.  During the week, the kids are having fun in school and on the weekends Eva and Enzo have a soccer game.  Eva's really enjoying soccer this season for her coaches are amazing and all the girls on the team are the perfect fit for each other.  And, it really shows during game time.  The girls are really solid.  Eva's starting to have a better understanding of the different postions and found out recently that she is really good at defense.  The teamwork and inclusive spirit that these girls have is just so amazing to watch at such a young age.

Enzo's games are a little more humorous to watch.  Most of the kids have no idea what they are doing.  Enzo usually just follows the herd and always watches his own feet while he runs ahead.  No clue where the ball even is and wouldn't know what to do with it if it was right in front of him.  Haha.  Regardless, he's having fun and that is all that matters.

Aside from weekly soccer on the weekends, we've also done some other fun things.  One weekend, Dana took Eva and Enzo to an SDSU Aztecs Football game with Lorie and Steph and a bunch of their friends.  The kids had an absolute blast.  They got very festive and loved cheering the Aztecs on.

On another weekend, Dana treated me to a girls' getaway with two of my favorite friends (and old college roommates).  We all met in Sedona for a beautiful weekend of sightseeing, wining and dining, and a spa day.  Dana got to be Mr. Mom, which both he and the kids loved.  I got to spend quality time with my girls for the first time since we've all started families.

Last weekend, the whole family went on a camping trip with a big group of friends.  There were 5 families, 10 kids, and 2 birthdays to celebrate.  The weather was perfect and we all had so much fun.  One day, the guys took some of the kids  for a hike, where Enzo started a trend of walking barefoot (something he insists on doing most of the time).

Later that day, the local fire truck stopped by to say hello.  They gave the kids yo-yos, coloring books, and let them check out their truck.

We also had a party for two of the kids who were both turning 6.  The kids loved that they got to hit a pinata...but they were so strong that it broke before all the kids even got a chance to swing at it.  (They were all happy, regardless, since there were so many goodies inside)

One morning, back at home, I was so tired I just couldn't get up with the kids.  Dana let me stay in bed and sleep an extra couple of hours (I soooo needed it!) and when I finally did wake and walked into the kitchen there was so many happy noises going on, smoke in the air, and music in the background.  Daddy and the kids were working hard whipping up pancakes, of course, with chocolate chips.  Seeing everyone's happy faces, and slightly chaotic process of making breakfast was the best way for me to wake!

Our house is an all-time pretend play zone.  It can be pretty funny (and flattering) sometimes, when the kids start doing things they see us do.  One day, Eva and Enzo decided to "go on a date".  Eva set the table, put her heels on, overlined her lips with bright pink lipstick.  She paid me $100 to babysit Zander (because she said she had too much money, so $100 was reasonable).  She then yelled for Enzo, "Enzo!  We gotta go, our Uber is here!"  They then continuued to eat dinner at their own date night table and kissed for dessert.

Even though Zander wasn't a part of "Date Night", he's been using his own imagination and taking to the kids' closet to dress up.  He loves putting things on his head, so a hat with a princess headband wasn't a surprising idea, but it all doesn't come together until you add your purse ;)

And dressing silly doesn't stop there!  Eva is participating in her school's jog-a-thon this year because she desperately wants to ride a bus and her only chance of doing so is by raising money to fund bus transportation during field trips.  The school had set goals for different fun things to do at school.  Once they reached their first goal, the kids got to dress "mismatched".  Well, Eva went all in...

She thought it was so fun!

(If you're interested in more about her jog-a-thon, click here to see her page, she's doing great!)

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