Thursday, April 23, 2009

Play Ball

Last Saturday was the Opening Ceremony for our little league baseball.

It was so fun watching the boys play in their first games. It is a new experience for both of them this year. Carson is playing "coach pitch" meaning the coach pitches 7 pitches to them and they either hit or get out. Carson went 3 for 3 in his first game. Defense wasn't too shabby either!

Connor is participating in "player pitch". Which from the picture can see he was the player pitching! He did a great job for his first game. Only hit one kid and you could tell he felt bad about it! Man, is this nerve racking for a parent, especially a mom that is super competitive! I try so hard to be quiet on the sidelines, but I constantly find myself blaring out instructions...("how many outs?", "where is your play?", "bend your legs!", "baseball ready")

Just trying to make them be at the top of their game! They do not always see it that way. I think they are just going to have to get used to it.

Davis' favorite part is the playground and the tire swing! He was just so excited that I found a pair of Carson's old cleats. He calls them his "practice shoes" He literally wears them to every practice and game. He cannot wait to play. I am not sure how we will do it all when he starts! There is 3 of them and only 2 of us.

This week we had a game or practice every night, but Monday! It is crazy busy, but I am just so thankful that they are healthy enough to play and that they have so much fun doing it!

Gotta go...have a couple of dirty uniforms to wash. Why do they even make white pants?! I mean really...couldn't they just have all boys were black pants regardless of the shirt color? My boys have to slide at least once a game!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Toothless and Reading

Carson officially lost his first tooth today! It was bothering him while he was eating lunch so his teacher took him to the nurse and she pulled it out!!! Have you ever heard of such a thing? I guess better her than me...

The tooth pulling out thing kind of gives me the heebie jeebies. I am not good at all with the whole blood thing and just the thought of ripping that thing out makes my stomach feel weird! I hated pulling my own teeth. I would let those suckers hang until they were barely hanging by a thread. It would get so bad that my mom would literally hold me down to pull them out! Yuck!

I do not even like to watch the boys wiggling at them. I guess just the thought that at some point that thing is going to fall out and blood will appear makes me feel so uneasy!

Luckily, Connor would work at his teeth the instant that they were loose and in a matter of hours he would have them out. I think his motivation was the monetary award he could get at the end! The kid will do just about anything for money! Scares me a little.

Carson on the other hand probably knows that he will not get much help from his mother and is afraid of the approach his father will take, so he heads to the school nurse! He said it did not hurt so hopefully he will continue to ask her for her services.

Connor reminded Carson that the tooth fairy may not come tonight because one time it wasn't until the second night that the tooth fairy left money under his pillow! Can you believe that? Must have been a lot of girls and boys that lost their teeth that day and she was way overworked! I think Carson is safe and the tooth fairy will be able to make it tonight. They also discussed how funny it would be if she gave him a $100 bill instead of $1 bill on accident! Yeah, like that is going to happen! So fun to listen to them and their conversations.

On a much brighter note, Carson is really starting to enjoy reading. The book of choice is "The Adventures of Frog and Toad". It is so much fun to revisit these stories that I read as a child.

I love that little finger going across the page as he reads and the look of excitement on his face when he successfully pronounces the words! Don't get me wrong...we still have a lot of work to do, but progress is there and that is exciting!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring Break

Whew...what a week! The boys were on Spring Break last week. Wish we could have gone to the beach or somewhere warm, but with Jim's schedule that will not happen. Although, we did not go on "vacation" per se, we still kept pretty darn busy!

Friday March 27 - We headed to Columbia City, then off to a park to play for the afternoon.

The boys played on the playground equipment and rode their scooters around the park. They had a great time!

Saturday, March 28 - Davin's birthday party. Happy 12th Birthday Buddy!

After the party, we went to see the movie Race to Witch Mountain. The boys enjoyed it!

Sunday, March 29 - We went to my Grandma Betty's for Sunday lunch.

We have not seen my Grandma, the boy's great Grandma, for a while so it was nice to catch up with her. The boys got to play with their cousins and second cousins. It was a nice visit!

Monday, March 30 - Went to Chuck E Cheese with my best friend since high school, Chelle, and her three kids!

The kids all had such a good time and it was so nice to spend a whole day with Chelle. We even got to go back to her house and while the kids played her and I got to talk for the afternoon! I really wish we could do that more often. Her friendship is very special to me!

Tuesday, March 31- Happy Birthday Jim!!

We headed back so that we could be with Jim on his birthday. Unfortunately, his birthday is during his busy season, but my mom was here so him and I got to go to dinner. It was nice to catch up with him. We do not see each other much this time of year!

After dinner, we had cake and ice cream with the boys.

Wednesday, April 1 - We took the boy's to see Aliens vs. Monsters at the Imax in 3-D.

It is really fun to see the movie in 3-D! The boys also really enjoyed this movie.

Thursday - April 2 - Day of rest!!

Friday - April 3 - Off to the Children's Museum. We had not been in awhile and the boy's really enjoyed the Lego exhibit. They also enjoyed the Science Works room and the comic book exhibit. It was a great time!

Saturday April 4 - Off to Rochester for Cade's Birthday.

Hard to believe he is 3! Happy Birthday baby...I mean Big Boy Cade!

The boy's and I reviewed everything that we had done this week. I did not want them to go to school saying that they did not go anywhere! It was a great week spent with the boys. I hope they had a great time because I did! Wore me out!

Hope everyone has had a great Spring Break! Now I am ready for the warm weather to be here and stay!