Saturday night our Mardi Gras Krewe had our annual Halloween Party. We invited our friends Dustin & Lauren to join us. We had fun seeing how ridiculous of a costume we could come up with. Yesterday, JD put his costume back on & scared the daylights out of Anna Kate! It took her several seconds to figure out it was JD & not a giant lizard monster!
Well JD's dream since before Anna Katharine was born finally came true on Saturday, she is officially a soccer player!! The YMCA in Lake Charles has a 3-4 year old league & of course JD signed up to be the coach! They stress teaching the kids the game in a non-competitive environment. Our team was severely outnumbered (5 against 10) because they let all the kids play that show up. However, despite the odds, we won 5-2 (but who's counting!) Our team is made up of Anna Kate & her two good friends Kohl & Karsyn, as well as a little boy who was in her MDO class last year & a new friend, Mason. JD is still working on Anna Kate getting a little more aggressive towards the ball. At one point during the game, she ran off the field to tell me she was hot & just ready to go eat cookies!! Maybe she is my child after all :)
Anna Kate's School hosted Grandparents Day two weeks ago. She was so blessed to have had ALL 4 of her grandparents attend as well as one of her great-grandmothers. She definitely won the prize for the most family in attendance. I just pray that she will understand how truely blessed she is to have such loving, suppotive grandparents. They each have their own unique personalities and qualities that help in molding their grandchildren. Sadly, I didn't get any pictures of Anna Kate with her grandparents at the program. However, the school took one they are supposed to be sending to us.
Speaking of school, Anna Kate LOVES her school! The first picture is of her little girlfriends, Charlie & Kierstin. They have a fourth member of their little posse, Chloe, who didn't make it in the pictures. It has been so fun to see Anna Kate make friends on her own that hopefully last a lifetime!
At the end of September, we took a family vacation to Orlando. My father in law has a timeshare at a great resort that he generously let us use for the week. When my parents found out we were bringing the kids on their first trip to Disney, they wanted to tag along to. So all together, we had 9 people (our 4, my parents, brother, father in law & JD's sister). Even with so many people, we had a FABULOUS trip! The entire week revolved around Princess Anna Katharine & Price William. It was absolutely magical to see Anna Kate light up everytime she saw a princess. We went to every park, Magic Kingdom twice, outlets malls, resort day complete with golf, spa & lots of swimming, Football night by the pool on the giant screens, three character dining meals (the highlight was dinner at Cinderella's castle), Downtown disney, and most importantly a weeks worth of memories that will last a lifetime.