Here are some football pictures from Saturday.  They are starting to get it!  A little less grabbing and more blocking.  They are still running down field after the coaches yell “STOP!” and trying to grab flags well after the play has finished.  BUT. . . .  they are having such a fun time!

Here Troy is practicing blocking.

Here Troy is blocking during the game.  This other boy was a bit uncertain about the blocking at first, looking to his Dad for reassurance.  It was cute.

Troy is waiting for the ball to be passed.  The coaches usually have the offensive team wait just long enough for the ball to be passed since they are very quick yet.

Run, Troy, Run!

Here the boys are playing before practice started.

Alright, enough of the football.  What about the pumpkin in the title?  Troy’s class fieldtrip was to Eckert’s Farm and he picked a pumpkin.  We (I) made him wait until this week-end until David could help carve the pumpkin.  I am so NOT a fan of pumpkins! (Uck! The smell!) Anyway, here are the pictures.

Here the guys are working on the pumpkin.

Troy wouldn’t put his hand in the pumpkin at first.  “Oohh, disgusting!” Discusting is his favorite word right now.  After cleaning out the guts, Troy had to separate the seeds so that David could toast them.  You couldn’t get him out of the “disgusting” guts then!

Here David is carving the face that Troy drew.  Nope, I didn’t get a picture of the finished product.  I’ll try to later.

One to the Nap part of the title.  Troy stayed home from school today.  He was complaining about his stomach hurting.  I know that there is something going around so I decided to keep him home and see if anything came of it.  I figured I could always take him in late if it turned out he was fine.  He is so rarely sick that I wasn’t sure he was really sure he didn’t feel well.  Well, he knew what he was talking about! Here he is (willingly) taking a nap on the couch.

He wanted it to be dark but didn’t want to go to his room.  So I pulled the blanket over his head but he wanted a peek hole to watch tv.  He didn’t last too long before he was out.  He may be staying home again tomorrow since he was telling me that his stomach was hurting at bedtime.  HOPEFULLY tomorrow he will be all better! 🙂