Wednesday, July 4, 2012

thirty four

Following in the footsteps of my wonderful friend Amy, I will share 34 things that make me happy on my 34th birthday (in no particular order)

1. Baby feet
2. Polka dots
3. Family
4. Coffee
5. Crazy curly hair
6. Snuggling
7. Reading
8. Crafting
9. Lists
10. Organization
11. Sweet tea
12. Chocolate
13. Pictures
14. Pinterest
15. Turquoise/red
16. Sister bond
17. Girlfriend time
18. Football
19. Baby kisses
20. Massages
21. Bargains
22. Shoes
23. Ice cream
24. Pedicures
26. Little giggles
27. My little athletes
28. Glass jars
29.  Sharpies
30. Target
31. Michaels
32. Memories
33. Swimming
34. My wonderful husband and 4 beautiful kids

Thanks for making this another memorable birthday!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hawk's last game

The Hawks ended their season with a win against a team with coaches who are poor sports- which makes for an even better win!  It was 97 degrees with a 1:00 game and the boys played hard despite the heat.  Hayden had an awesome hit that was about 6 inches short of clearing the fence.  He wanted to hit one over the fence so bad. 

Hayden and Alex wanted to dump the ice water on coach Lonnie after the game. 

Monarch's last game

This morning was Jack's final game of the summer season.  I love watching baseball but after two months of lots of games and practices and here lately 100 degree heat I am ready for the break.  Jack had a migraine last night and I had hoped he would wake up with it gone but it didn't work that way.  Poor guy felt terrible- barfing and the whole thing.  My nurse friend had told me to try Mountain Dew next time so we gave him a 20 oz Mountain Dew (doesn't that go against everything you tell your kids!)  He really wanted to play but just felt miserable.  We got to the fields and he told his coach he wanted to play so they started him at catcher so he would be in the shade and didn't even make him wear the helmet.  The caffiene started to kick in and by 2nd inning he was back at first base.  He had his best catch of the season.  He caught a fly ball while jumping for it and turning- he was so proud and so was I!  

Jack's coach is my best friend's husband and he is amazing with the kids.  He has been coaching baseball for over 10 years and not only knows the game but also how to teach the kids.  We are super excited because next year he is putting together a team of boys from both of our boys teams so starting in fall the boys will be on the same baseball team- at least for now!  I am not resting up for Hayden's 1:00 game with highs over 100 degrees!

Saturday, June 23, 2012


This year we bought a zoo pass for the first time.  We decided it was money well spent as the kids all love to see the animals plus there is lots of walking which is great excercise for all of us!  The seal show is always one of my favorites, however this was my first time to see the polar bear.  That is now my favorite animal in the zoo!  He is huge and it was so neat to watch him swim. 


Today we enjoyed a day with Grandpa & Grandma and Zach and Rylee.  They came down to watch Jackson play baseball and spend some time with us. They got here early so the kids could play before we headed out to the games.    The kids always love seeing their cousins and it seems like it has been an extra long time since we have seen them. 

Afterwards we went to Cherry Berry and had some ice cream toppings before they left to head back to Abilene.

Thanks for coming to spend the day with us and watching baseball games.  The only thing that would have made it better is if all our cousins could have been here!  Grandpa & Grandma really should consider buying a passenger van so they could take all the grandkids on roadtrips:) 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Field trip

I finally was picked to go on a field trip with Hayden's class.  We went to Powell Gardens for the day and had a great time.

And then we waited for the bus.  It was a long exhausting day

Who is this??

I didn't even recognize Kate when when I went to Kim's to pick her up.  It is crazy how different she looks.  I hope she grows up loving all those beautiful curls she has.  She has the best of both worlds, she can wear it curly or straight!  Although I know from experience, she won't see it that way.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Catch up

I have some serious catching up to do............laundry, cleaning, work, and more importantly blogging!  I have so many pics to go through- these are just some random ones from the last month. 

Apparently I have way more pics of the girls this past month than I do the boys.  That is partly due to the amount of time the boys have been playing baseball.  It has been a crazy month full of baseball, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.  I LOVE watching them play.  I am even more excited about baseball because starting in fall they will be playing on the same team!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Last day of school

Where has this year gone???  I can't believe today is the last day of school.  I remember the first day like it was last week!  The boys were very excited and are ready for the break.  I was able to go eat lunch with them today.  They decided they wanted hotdogs and ice cream sundaes for dinner tonight to celebrate the start of summer.  This years goodbye's were more difficult because Jackson's AMAZING  teacher is moving to another school after 15 years here.  She is doing this for her son to be in his district and as a parent I understand but its hard.  We had talked numerous times about how she would be the kindergarten teacher for my girls.  I wish her the best of luck- Trailridge is one lucky school! I am  hopeful that Jackson will have Hayden's teacher next year so I hope to be seeing her again soon.  I started "Oh the Places you will go" books for each of the boys and reading what the teachers wrote made me cry.  Jerry assures me the boys will not like these books when they graduate and I don't care because they are special to me.  If they don't want them I will keep them!  My kids have had awesome teachers and I like to remember them.  And of course what is the last day of school withou pictures!

This was Mrs. Pruitt's teacher appreciation gift (a week late!) She loved it- thank you Pinterest for yet another awesome idea.  Making one for our house is on my summer list!

This is Jackson with his best buddies.  These boys are so fun to watch together.  And funny thing is I just found out last week that Keelan's (red shirt)  dad is Neil Smith (ex- Chief's player for those non sports fans)!  How crazy is that!!! 

So goodbye to another school  year- bring on summer!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Green belt

Tonight Jackson was awarded his green belt in karate.  I am so proud of him.  He is really enjoying karate and I like it that he is learning self defense.