Hello folks! Summer break has officially started around these parts. We are four days in. But whose counting? Last Wednesday, Miss Petite and I met the big kids at the bus stop with "last day" treats. She was very excited about passing out surprises to each kid that came off the bus.
June 28, 2011
June 24, 2011
The boys in my life have played their first AAA competitive baseball season this Spring. It was tough and fun. The amount of rain outs and rescheduling alone was overwhelming. Many lessons were learned though.
Baseball is the ultimate game of life skills; sometimes you win, sometimes you lose but there is always a lesson to learn within the game. Lessons one can apply to their life which I love. I feel like I can talk to El Fuego until I'm blue in the face and to him I sound like the adults from Charlie Brown cartoons. However, for some reason, when the rules and skills from baseball are applied to real life, it clicks.
(collecting his trophy, still emotional and oh so happy)
June 21, 2011
June 20, 2011
A couple weeks ago, a very determined robin started building a nest upon our porch light. She was extremely messy during her construction phase. I was slightly annoyed by her building and she was slightly annoyed that my desk is in the front window. We had a few stare downs, she and I, but in the end she managed to get her nest built. And, I reluctantly let it be in spite of the mess.
Over the last two nights, we started to noticed Ms. Redbreast sitting in her nest and our presence wasn't scaring her away. It was odd being that we had never actually seen her in the nest that she was so adamant about building.
This morning, my suspicions were peeked, so I climbed up, yielding my camera, to take a gander. I was pleasantly surprised to find two shiny blue eggs. I waved my white flag and made a decision right then and there not to fight over the porch light anymore.
Robin = 1, me = 0.
June 19, 2011
Today is Father's Day, but it was also Little League day. We took the family to the ball park and celebrated Mr. Hawthorne in style. Talk about two birds, one stone!! We took a lap around the field and even managed to score an autograph. Then we watched the Mariners win! Happy Day!
This picture has a funny story. When you are on the parade lap there is a person about every two feet who tell you to "Keep Moving" even if you stop for a half a second. It is slightly annoying. The Mariner Moose came running up and I was under pressure to snap a quick photo. Mind you the lady working the lap is telling me to shuffle off but the moose is standing still. So I went as fast as I could and this is what I got.....my camera setting was zoomed in and I cut Miss Divine out of the picture. Oh well.
Autographs!! Miss Divine and El Fuego squeezed in.
Behind home plate even though we were in the nose bleed section. We now know why it's call the nose bleed section as El Fuego had himself an actual nose bleed.
Happy Father's Day to the BEST dad in my life!
We love you!
You've missed it....
June 17, 2011
This week has gone by in a flash! I can hardly believe it's Friday let alone the end of the school year. The big kids are wrapping up their last few days of school. Next Wednesday they are let out for summer vacation.
In anticipation of the end, both classes had EOY parties yesterday complete with water balloons, sack races, egg relays, lunch, and ice cream truck visits. I was on hand for both to snap a few pictures.
The 1st graders enjoyed a pizza lunch and loads of games.
Ohhhh, so close!
The 3rd graders celebrated in the afternoon and were rewarded with a stop from the ice cream man.
Then the kids played sports and ran around until their faces were beat red.
June 12, 2011
The boys in my life have been playing one heck of a baseball season this year. It's been filled with ups and downs to say the least. They are currently on track to play next week for the third place spot. Which for playing competitive baseball for the first time, that is a pretty awesome accomplishment. I wish them best of luck and congratulate them all on a season well played!
Miss Divine up and decided to turn eight in the midst of all the chaos. With out even asking I dare say. Where does the time go?? One minute you have sweet babes babbling and cooing. And, the next moment is filled with raging hormones, sports, BFFs and whether or not an outfit looks cute. She, of course, has been nothing but thrilled about being a year older. I must admit 8 is a pretty magical age to be. And, I only wish for Miss Divine that hers is filled to the brim with it.
We celebrated her actual birthday with a roller skating party at the local roller rink. It was a blast!
Probably the easiest party I've ever hosted. I loved it!
After the party, we surprised Miss Divine with a trip to the bike shop so she could pick out her birthday present. She has been clunking around on the same wee bike since she was four and it was painfully obvious she had outgrown it as her knees practically bumped into her chin when she rode it.
That evening we took her to Red Robin for the obligatory song singing and ice cream sundae. (Her choice).
Happy Birthday Miss Divine!
We love you!