Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hands in the Candy Bucket

This is what I caught when I turned around from unloading the dishwasher......

Little Timothy hands in the candy bucket, sneaking yummies and sharing the spoils with big sister. Hahaha! 

With love,
Mama Hauck 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Trunk or Treat!

Saturday evening the family and I met up with some friends down town for Goldendale's annual Trunk or Treat! This is where the businesses and anyone else who wishes to, parks their car on Main Street and hands out candy out of their decorated drunk. 

This year was the FIRST year it didn't rain on Trunk or Treat night and we had so much fun! The kiddos enjoyed trunk or treating with friends and everyone got a fair amount of candy. Even Timothy got in on the action, getting a piece or two and a nice book. 

I'm looking forward to eating some candy! :)

With love,
Mama Hauck

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The End of Soccer

The kiddos had their last soccer games on the 19th. I'm sad to see another soccer season come to a close, but will enjoy the down time we now have after school. ....Until wrestling starts for Anthony! :) 

We got the kids' soccer photos a few weeks back and I love them! 

Yesterday we had their soccer banquet. Super fun. Pizza, cupcakes, goody bags, TROPHIES! The kids were stoked to show their trophies off when we got home. 

Another great soccer season down. We will surely look forward to next year! 

With love,
Mama Hauck 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hay Maze Fun!

When I posted all our photos taken at the pumpkin patch a week back, I forgot to post the hay maze video that went along with it! I love the part where Molly says, "Papa! I need you over here!" haha 

It was super fun watching the kids have a good time. Timothy tagged along, munching his apple the whole time. 

I just love this time of year! 

With love,
Mama Hauck

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Sometimes I feel as if I am no good at being the Mama to a school aged kiddo. Birth to age 4, no problem. 5+, I'm lost. When it comes to Anthony, I'm not sure what to expect, how I should help him, how much I should be helping, where he's suppose to be at school performance wise.....  I feel kinda clueless. Am I doing enough to help him? Am I doing too much? Should I be more hands on? Should I sit back and watch him figure out what his own stride is? Is there a handbook I can read on how to be a better school parent!? It doesn't help that I'm not so hot on his teacher this year. She's done a few things that I haven't seen eye to eye on. I hope my take on her will change with his parent-teacher conference in a few weeks

Anthony has struggled for a few weeks now with his spelling words. Did you know they did spelling tests in 1st grade? I didn't. We do the homework, study the words, and do practice tests. He'll do a mighty fine job at home, but when test time comes in school, he doesn't do so well. 

Two weeks ago, Anthony and I decided we were going to blow his teacher out of the water. We studied extra hard, spelled our words out load a few extra times, and took extra practice tests. The smile on his face when I pulled his spelling test out of his folder with that big 'ol 100% on top was huge and priceless. He even got the bonus word right. :) 

I told Anthony that he always makes me proud. Always. No matter what the grade is on his spelling tests. However, I also told him that he needs to make himself proud and always do his best and give 100%. 

I know my children look at myself and their Papa and think we know everything and have all the answers. We don't. But as long as we always give them 100% and do everything in our power to encourage and help them succeed, then I guess it's ok if we feel a little lost. Maybe my Mama school-knowledge will come with time, right? 

With love,
Mama Hauck

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party

We had our Halloween pumpkin carving party this past Saturday and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. It was 65* and sunny and just so gorgeous out. 

We had a ton of fun! The kiddos ran around, swung on swings, jumped on the trampoline, and snacked on yummy snacks. The adults helped the kiddos carve some pumpkins, played horseshoes, chowed down, and enjoyed a few drinks all the while listening to a family friendly Halloween music channel on Pandora. How FUN!! 

I'm so thankful to everyone who was able to make it. My children look forward to our Halloween party every year and it means so much to me to see the smile on their faces when their friends show up. 

We even got a couple squeals and then chuckles when our friends walked into our bug infested and blood splatter bathroom! hahaha 

 Used bandaids
 Rotten teeth, monster scabs, ghost poop, witches warts 
 Monster fruit
 Bloody punch
 Mummy dogs
 Pumpkin brownies
 Kiddos goody bags 

With love,
Mama Hauck