Another season has come and gone. The leaves have fallen, the Halloween candy has dwindled down to tootsie rolls and smarties, baseball is over, and the weather has chased away the outdoor festivals. All this, and the memories of an unforgettable fall remain. The Esker family has truly been blessed!
The school year really crept up on us, as it always does. As a result, the blog has been on a bit of a hiatus. So much has happened in the past three months. Luckily, the picture we have accumulated speak for themselves. Brenden and Jackson are beginning to develop some serious personalities.
In August, our most memorable outing was the weekend series at Cellular One Field to see Uncle Ross throw for the Texas Rangers. We had two vehicles full of Eskers, Wolfs and Beavers and managed to make the trek down I-290 for all three games. We were quite the site to see at the stadium with the kids matching the number of adults in our row (4 adults + 4 kids = no breaks). I know Nana and Pa had to be some pretty proud grandparents to see Eli, Emery, Brenden and Jackson all turning heads at the ballpark.
Uncle Ross really hooked it up at the stadium. We parked in the players lot and went right to our seats behind home plate for every game. We even went down to the locker rooms to wait for him after the game was over. Best of all, we watched him finish the win on Friday night.
September was the month of the Fall Festival. Brenden and Jackson didn't need much help navigating the attractions, but Mom and Dad were sure to keep watchful eyes. Farm animals, pony rides, train rides and bounce houses provided plenty of entertainment for a couple of curious toddlers.
Speaking of entertainment, Brenden and Jackson have taken their love for the movie Toy Story to the extreme. You know its bad when we refer to it as "TS" just so they don't get overly exited. The movie also provided inspiration for this years Halloween costumes. On October 31st, the town happened to be big enough for a sheriff and a space ranger.
Most importantly, this fall brought the addition of a new aunt to the Esker family. Brent and Kelly finally made it official and tied the knot. We are so happy to have Kelly as part of the family. I'm sure she will be joining forces with all of the other aunt's that love to spoil these boys.
The day of the wedding was a little crazy, but we had plenty of extra help. Dad stood up with uncle Brent and Mom sang, so that left soon to be Aunt Emily in charge of Brenden and Jackson. Luckily Grandma Esker had packed a bag full of goodies to help pass the time. Emily was up to the task, and as a result will now be joining the family next summer. Congrats Emily! You passed the test... Haha! Brenden and Jackson's night ended with two of there favorite things... a nice big meal and a trip to the dance floor. At the end of the day, the wedding served as a reminder of how fortunate we are to have such a wonderful and loving family! A big thanks goes out to Brent and Kelly!
In the meantime, Brenden and Jackson are preparing for the next season!