Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Matthew's Break

Yes, Matthew is done with final exams for this quarter and he has a break from school for the next couple of weeks. However, he also got another break. He broke his leg this weekend playing basketball!  We took him to the ER and found out that he fractured his tibia.  It's so sad. This happened on his first day of freedom from class and he is now confined to the couch or to crutches and is in a lot of pain.  We were also scheduled to leave town and fly to Texas this morning but that obviously didn't happen.  Tomorrow morning Matthew is going in for surgery. They have to put in a metal plate and screw in his leg to reattach the bone together.  Let's hope everything goes well.  This is how Matthew can be found lately:
Poor guy. He will be on crutches for about 6-8 weeks.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


This year for Halloween we went with a  sports theme. Austin was a football player, I was a cheerleader and Matthew was a referee. We had so much fun dressing up and Austin was such a  good sport about wearing his helmet. Friday afternoon we went to a carnival that Matthew's school put on for the kids. Then on Saturday night we went to our Trunk-or-Treat. Austin loved picking out candy from people's bowls and putting it into his bag.

 Austin loved fishing at the carnival

 Taking a water break

 So people went all out in decorating their trunks so we decided to decorate as well. 

 This is the only picture I could get of Austin actually trick-or-treating

And is is on the run.  This was Austin's favorite part.  He loved running all around amongst all the other kids.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Fall Festivities

Last weekend we went to a pumpkin patch with some friends to pick out a pumpkin and enjoy the activities they had for kids.  We found out something about Austin while we were there. First is that he really doesn't like animals, especially petting them.  This is the face we got from him anytime we brought him over to  pet an animal:
He hasn't really been around pets all that much so I guess he is just scared of animals.  Here are a couple more from the corn maze we walked through and picking out a pumpkin.
Then we were able to carve our pumpkin with some friends.  Matthew did an awesome job with the ghost he made.  Austin wasn't much help but he was really good at eating pumpkin cookies.

This fall Matthew has been playing on some intermural sports at his school. Austin and I love to go watch him play.  The teams he has been playing on are a bunch of other first year podiatry students.  In volleyball, his team won the championship! Yay! We are hoping for a cool T-shirt or something like they do at BYU!  In softball, his team made it to the first playoff game.  In the last game they played, Matthew was pitching and  was picking up a grounder but it popped up and got him in the face.  He got a pretty good black eye from it. You can see it in the picture of Austin and Matthew below.

Austin is clapping for Matthew after he made a hit.