Welcome to the Stabler Family Blog!
Here you'll find tales of our family adventures, with pictures and videos of Colt, Sadie, and Finley as they grow up.
We try to add pictures and updates a couple times a week, so be sure to keep checking back!
- Published: 01 August 2015
Dubbed "The Summer of Soccer", the summer of 2015 has lived up to its' name. The first week of July, Colt attended his local club's soccer clinic, a half-day camp where he learned technical skills from area coaches. Later in the week, Colt and I made the drive to Nashville to watch the US National Team take on Guatemela in a friendly tune-up for the Gold Cup. Colt had a blast. I think he mostly enjoyed wearing his Captain America gear but seemed to enjoy the game too. A few weeks later, Colt took part in another mini-camp in Vestavia, which he really enjoyed. He won several skills contests and even got to take home a few prizes.
We also enjoyed watching the US Women's Team win the World Cup. We watched several of the matches at Buffalo Wild Wings, where Colt's soccer club hosted watch parties which were lots of fun. To cap off the "Summer of Soccer", I made the trip over to watch the US National Team play the Gold Cup Semi-Final against Jamaica. The US came in as huge favorites and lost. Just my luck! It was still fun and glad I got the chance to finally see them play - twice!
- Published: 29 July 2015
Father's Day has quickly risen to be one of my favorite holidays. This year, Colt's class put on their annual Father's Day Program which was a hit as always. With Colt starting school in the fall, I'll definitely miss the annual programs, but looking forward to having Sadie pick up that tradition....even if she doesn't know who I am (see picture below).
You can view each of the songs from Colt's school program below. The first one was actually the finale of the program, but Colt had a speaking part so I'm posting it first so you won't miss it! Hope you enjoy!
- Published: 25 July 2015
Once Susan finishes the update, I'll post here but wanted to go ahead and share the pictures of Finley at 2 months!
- Published: 19 July 2015
Miss Finley is quickly coming into her own. She is laughing a lot these days and loves to be entertained my big bro and big sis. We managed to get a few pictures of her at 6 Weeks. Click the pic to check them out!
- Published: 14 July 2015
Colt has been eager to ride learn to ride his bike that we got back in March but have struggled to find the time to go out and learn to ride. We took care of that on Sunday. The entire lesson took about an hour: 40 minutes of trying to glide with no pedals using a technique I found online. It didn't work at all for us. We switched to the tried and true method of running beside the bike and letting go. 20 minutes later he was riding. We still have some practice to do on steering and braking but those will come quickly with some more practice. Enjoy the video!