Saturday, October 29, 2011

We stayed up late last night...

We stayed up, and when I say we, I mean all of us here at our house, to watch Game 7 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. It was a great game and at the end of the night, the Cardinals were victorious.

Living in what is pretty much Cardinal Country, it was all everyone was talking about at school yesterday and with Bradley being a lifelong Cardinal fan, I was hoping they would pull off a win.

Sure enough, somewhere between 10 and 11 last night, they finally won. We made the kids sits down to watch the last 3 outs and it was so much fun. Bradley asked Ava if she remembered the last time the Cardinals won the World Series. She was just a couple of months old in 2006 and Bradley talks about how he held her on a few late nights and they watched the World Series together.

It is sweet knowing that he has those memories of Ava and that they correspond to something he has enjoyed his whole life.

It was just an exciting night and I am glad to have experienced it as a family.
And how much do I love this picture with all the guys and their little ones. Such a special thing to see families incorporated into the celebration.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fifties Day for the 50th day of school

Last Friday, Ava's kindergarten class at school celebrated the 50th day of school by having 50's day. We were luck enough to be able to borrow a poodle skirt from Ava's friend Lindsey and we pulled together this little ensemble.

Some of the events for the day included a hula hoop contest, bubble-blowing contests, and coke floats. Ava said she did not like the coke on her ice cream! Other than that, she had a blast and it was so fun to see her dressed up like this.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloweenie Roast - 2011

This past weekend we celebrated Fall/Halloween with the Annual Rogers' Family Halloweenie Roast. My parents and grandmother were able to come down and Bradley's parents, sister, and her baby were all able to attend. We usually have a little bit of a larger crowd, but this year a few people were unable to attend. For those who did come, we had a very low-key day. For the most part, we hung out and ate while the kids played hard. Ava and Trayton had a blast and Harrison was right in the middle of it.

It was a lot of fun and I fully enjoyed hanging out and catching up with everyone. On the heels of another hectic week, it was a nice relaxing day.

My Nanny helping to make the candy. 4 generations of ladies