Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday Favorites & First Day of Preschool

Happy Friday! Linking up to share my Friday Favorites this week!


Tuesday, Mallory started Preschool! Her last first day of Preschool! She told me she was excited to work on her letters and numbers again. 

Three years of First Day pics

We get to see what she worked on each day in her folder so she's always happy to show me that in her backpack! We are excited for another great year!


On top of the football and soccer games this past weekend, we had some other fun on top of it. We got to celebrate Lydia's first birthday!

I can't believe she is 1! Everything looked great and we had a great time celebrating her! Mallory of course loved being in the middle of all of her friends and putting on Layla and Ella's dress-up clothes

Happy 1st Birthday sweet girl! 


Sunday evening, the guys came to our house for their Fantasy Football Draft. They needed another person to have enough for the draft, so I did the auto draft but am secretly hoping I'm able to beat them all :)


Last night, we got to cheer Caleb on at his first home football game! He played well but they lost on the very last play of the game. Good job #14!

Mallory had fun until the Yellowjacket mascot got too close. Then she had to have someone hold her because she is scared to death of it! Thankfully Mrs. Kristen was close to hold her

Mallory yelled "Go Caleb" towards the end of the game, he heard her and smiled at her from the field. She was thrilled and kept telling me that "Caleb smiled at her!"  Love their sweet relationship!


It's always interesting to see what verses pop out at me even though I've read them before. I read this last weekend and have been repeating it often. Simple directions to help us through each day.

And now the three day weekend is upon us! Have a good one!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mallory's First Soccer Game

Saturday morning was Mallory's First Soccer Game! We've been looking forward to this for a long time so we were excited when Saturday came!  She's been wanting to wear her jersey for a while so she was thrilled to finally get to wear it to play!

My big girl ready to play!

Quick selfie with my girl before the game

Our coach was getting his line-up ready before the game

I know Brian was just as excited for the game because he's been looking forward to coaching her team for a long time now. He loved it!

Sweet friends and teammates ready for their first game!

Before the game, she spotted Auntie and she had to run to see her 

Getting ready to start the game

For Mallory, she started out good, playing well and kicking the ball...

And then she fell and her shoe came off. As you can see in the video below, that stalled her game and soon she came off the field :)

After she came off the field, she was more interested in seeing the people who came to see her play than playing itself so she had to have some pep talks from Papa and others

Nana encouraged her to run out and play so she did - even when she wasn't supposed to be out on the field - ha! She didn't know she had to wait until it was her turn to go on the field so we had 5 vs 4 for a minute. I laughed so hard!

All the girls played so well and it was so fun to watch them play together. It was definitely entertaining and I really loved how one of the girls would just run off the field when she was done playing or thirsty. So funny!

Mallory right by her coach ready to go in

Team Princesses did great on their first game!

Mallory had the best cheering squad! Uncle Jim, Auntie, Caleb and Cade came to cheer her on. Uncie came by before having to go back to work at the other games

Papa, Nana and Jensen came to cheer too!

I know this is the first of many games but we really enjoyed Mallory's first game! 

I'm officially a soccer mom!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Friday Night Football - Yellowjacket Style

Our weekend started off with Friday Night Football cheering on our Yellowjackets. Every time we drive by the football stadium, Mallory asks when we are going so I was happy to finally say that football was back and we would be going to watch some football! Here are some pics from the Yellowjackets first football game of 2015. I was looking at all the pics and think I took a picture of everyone who was there and not too many of the game but everybody was all smiles so I snapped away!

She looks so big to me in this picture! She was so excited!

Growing up at football games! Football is a family tradition and I love making these memories with my family!

Me and my girl ready for the game

Family selfie shot

Once we got there and saw Auntie and Cade, we got our seat and Mallory saw Uncie and had to tell him hi

We always look forward to seeing Auntie and Amy at the games!

Our friends, The Loflands and The Ballards joined us too and Liam was excited to see the Yellowjacket (yes, we are the Yellowjackets in orange colors - weird, I know!)

And Mallory was hiding behind Brian when the Yellowjackets came by. She does not want to be near them at all - crazy girl!

Safe in Daddy's arms!

It was time for the game to start and Mallory loves the blow up tunnel the team runs through so she was happy to see it again this year. I love all that goes along with the games: the band, cheerleaders, drill team, etc... It just makes it all so much fun

These three played and watched the game together! We love Mallory's new spirit necklace from Pretty as Pie!

Not too long after the game started, cousin Caleb came by so she was thrilled to see him!

My sweet friends and a photobomb by Jaile - I love it!

I wish to say the game was exciting but our Jackets lost a lot of players this year so this may be a rebuilding year, if you know what I'm saying :/

Halftime brought the Stingerettes and band. Mallory loves to dance with them

At the end of halftime, a Marine Corporal surprised his family. They thought they were just being honored for his service but  then he walked out of the tunnel and it was a great moment!

This is a better pic someone took for the school. This is his sister embracing him

These two friends having a great time!

And when they were done watching the game, they played hide'n'seek

And then it was time to color

Finally, we headed home after our fun with our family and friends! Here's hoping the Jackets have a better game next week!