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Atley juggling

Just adorable Atley showing off his juggling skills.

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Family Game Night

Our family has always played lots of games. Archer has been playing 8+ and 10+ age recommended games with me for at least a year. Tonight, we finally got our entire 5-person family together to play a board game together. (It’s possible that we’ve done this before, but I don’t think Atley stayed long enough to finish the game.)

We played King of Tokyo on daddy’s New board game table, and daddy just barely won just before bed time.

Atley knocked out Nana with lots of “smash” side, and then bought high altitude bombing to deal 3 damage to everyone in the game.

Then Archer rolled 5 smash dice and gave the most adorable evil laugh. We tried to recreate it lol :

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Archer’s Big Soccer Game

Archer’s Soccer team is called “Fireball Dragons” (because they couldn’t decide on one). This is Archer’s third year of Soccer.

He played a small local league in Polson when he was 4, and after we moved to Oregon, he played on the McMinnville League (which Plays 7 weeks in Spring and 7 weeks in Fall). (Ashton’s been very happy to coach him every year so far.)

Last year, Archer had been very tentative and unwilling to try to take the ball from an opponent (unless it was Dad or Atley =)). At the end of last year, he started to be less hesitant, but this year, he’s all tenacious ferocity.

The ball even hit him in the face and he still got the ball back and took a strong shot.

And even with Coach’s best efforts to focus on passing to each other and getting open, Archer scored 9 goals today. Anna caught 3 of them.

Coach is very happy to see him and his team improving so much. We’ve had wonderful weather and a great group of kids and parents.

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Lost Lake

This weekend we went out our very first camping trip as a Family. Archer is 6 and Atley is 4, and we made it out to Lost Lake for two nights of camping.

The Reeves found this beautiful place and we had a fantastic time camping together. They have 3 children that our kids just adore. We first found the Reeves when I found their blog about being a Scientology Parent. They ended up visiting us in Montana when they were moving to Oregon, and now we live near each other.

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First A-Team Family Bike Ride

Both of our boys have had bikes for the last year at our new house, and they have enjoyed riding around the driveway pad, but in the last two months, they have really gotten into it. They’ve been out there riding in a circle on their training wheels almost every day.

Saturday, I finally found a second adult bike! So Sunday, we took our bikes (and Goldie) to the local park and rode around town as a family.

(We’ll get better pictures next time.)

I took Archer’s training wheels off for a little while and ran around behind him holding him up to give him a feel for it. He’s not quite ready to try on his own yet.