Landin's 9th Bday Video
Check out this video of Landin's 9th birthday party!
This is a blog about raising three boys in Northern Idaho, from the perspective of a Mom and a Dad, with occasional posts from the boys themselves.
I know, I know.... I haven't posted since August. Sorry. My New Year's Resolution is to get back to posting on a regular basis. I've heard from so many of you that you worry when you don't see updates from me, and miss knowing what is going on with those Filippini boys.
The day after returning from camping the kids headed back to school.
Which brings us to September -
The kids started school again at Southside Elementary; Landin in 3rd grade, and Ryder in Kindergarten.Ryder with his teacher Mrs. Valle
Landin with his teacher Mrs. Wanous
On September 27th, Beckham turned 6-months old
October brought my birthday and Landin's to celebrate:
Brice and I went to dinner alone to celebrate my birthday. The day did start, however, with breakfast in bed from Brice and the kids.
Landin had a joint party with his buddy Mitch (they share the same birth date) and another party with all of his soccer buddies.
The party Landin shared with Mitchell was a Hollywood themed party where all his schoolmates dressed up and walked the red carpet to dance and party with the birthday boys. It was a rocking good time best illustrated by the way the night ended - - with the boys stripping off their suit jackets and button-up shirts to reveal their "wife beater" white tanks, which the party guests then signed with a sharpie. Now if that's not partying, I don't know what is. Hey - "Ain't no party like a Filippini party!"
The soccer party had a soccer theme with lots of fun outside.
The end of October brought Halloween where Brice masqueraded as Dog the Bounty Hunter, I went as Batgirl, Landin as King Arthur,
Ryder as Superman (Ryman),
Mazlow as Sir Lancelot (Sir Mazalot),
and Beckham as Chewbacca (or Chewbeckham). In October Landin was still playing soccer for the Strikers, but also joined his first football team. He had a great football season, with several touchdowns and some great defensive plays.
With soccer and football every Saturday, Ryder and Mazlow learned to entertain themselves at the field, playing with leaves!
Landin finished soccer the first week in November, and ended the season as the team's leading scorer. Brice was proud of how he played and thought he progressed a lot during the season.
Here is Brice and the other U10 boys coach with their boys:In November our family took a trip down to California to see Brice's grandmother, the kids great grandma, MIMI!
Landin played in his first competitive soccer tournament this weekend for his new team - the Sandpoint Strikers! Landin has played in rec league soccer for so long, it was pretty exciting to finally see him play in a more competitive environment (to match his insistent competitive drive that just didn't fit well in the rec league).