Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cubs take 2nd!!

In their first tournament of the season, the Kirby Cubs took 2nd place after being defeated twice by the same team. It was a fight to the finish!! We had such fun last weekend at the ballpark...two games Saturday and four Sunday. Momma was hoarse from yellin' for the team!! Woohoo!! A shout out to all our family and friends that came out to support our little E!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Watermelon Feast

The First Graders at Briarwood had their annual Watermelon Feast last Friday. I say annual because I remember going to Parker's several years ago...memories. It's cute to see who the kids have made friends with at school in such a short amount of time. Of course, they usually already have a couple neighborhood friends or friends from Kindergarten. Here are some pics from Liv's Watermelon Feast. We went to WM the night before to pick out a watermelon she could take to school. She wanted to carry it through the store, quite funny!
Livie carrying her watermelon at the store.

Liv loves watermelon.

The sign of something DELICIOUS!
Friends - Bethany, Olivia, Fayleen, Karli

"Watermelon makes me smile!"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Birthdays at Pops!

Our family has three birthdays in August and they're pretty close together, Erin, my sister's is the 17th, Joe's, my b-i-l, is the 21st, and Phil's is the 28th. We try to have dinner one night during the month to celebrate all the birthdays. This year someone made the decision to go to POPS out in Arcadia. If you're up for a little drive this is a pretty fun place. We went last Tuesday, it wasn't busy and we had no trouble getting a place to sit. The kids were amazed by all the different kinds of sodas. Unfortunately for me, I'm taking some meds that make anything carbonated taste nasty so I wasn't able to enjoy that part, but the rest was fun!
Happy Birthday Phil, Erin & Joe!
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Friday, August 21, 2009

My Little Ball Player

Easton is what we like to call our "strong-willed" child! Ha! I say that with a chuckle!! He is the kid who is really good at almost everything HE decides to do. It's actually very wearisome for the rest of us. He has played baseball in the past but at the prodding of his parents and grandparents, so as you can imagine he wasn't "all in". At the beginning of this year he decided to play tackle football but as sign-ups neared his desire lessened. Out of the clear blue one day he announced that he would be playing baseball again, so we jumped on it. We got him into some hitting lessons with Eric Walker, which I think he thought was very cool, and a new, lighter bat and he has soared ever since. Like I said, once HE decides to do something it's a go!

Here are a few pics I took of him at his game last night. He was 3 for 3 with 2 run scored and he brought the winning run in on his last up to bat. For all you baseball buffs, I'm sure I didn't write that out correctly but you get the point!!

WAY TO GO, EASTON!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Always, Sometimes, Never

My great friends and fellow bloggers, Nicole & Becky, tagged me in 'Always, Sometimes, Never'. I'm gonna admit, I've had a day to think about this and it's not an easy task for me. Probably for one, I'm not a creative writer and two, it's hard for me to come up with things about myself. But in the spirit of the game and goes.

I Always...
-floss my teeth every night.
-hit snooze for at least 15 minutes every morning...drives Phil crazy.
-shower and shampoo every day...the whole nine-yards, and yes I get tired of it.
-love being goofy.
-wipe every dish spotless before putting them in the dishwasher.

I Sometimes...
-read before I go to bed.
-do absolutely nothing on lazy Sundays.
-am too honest (in a bad way).
-get a pedicure...probably my only luxury.
-talk on the telephone...haha!!
-don't take constructive criticism well, especially depending on the source.

I Never...
-play with our dog (sorry to all you dog lovers).
-find clothes when I have the money to buy them.
-watch scary movies.
-say never!!!!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Another First Day of School

Phil and I walked the kids to yet another first day of school. It's always a bittersweet day for us, sad that summer is over and that our 'babies' have moved up another year on the education ladder, Olivia 1st grade, Easton 2nd grade and Parker 6th grade, but at the same time relieved to have them 'entertained' for the entire day.
We started our first day in our traditional way, breakfast at Ihop. The kids really look forward to this and I love that we have started this tradition. Phil wanted to eat somewhere different but the kids wanted to stick with good'ole Ihop, and it did not disappoint. We had a few minutes before school started so we came home and relaxed (I could've fallen asleep) and the kids let me take a few pics. Then it was off to school.
Enjoying our breakfast!

The kids walking to school.

Olivia with Mrs. Dorran.

Easton & Mrs. Glasgow.

Parker! Yep, I had to sneak this pic!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife

I just finished reading The Time Traveler's Wife...WOW!!! This is honestly an amazing book! Ironically, as I sit here typing this post, I'm struggling with accurate words of description. I cannot go into too much detail as it could give too much away. I'll do the best I can...
It is about a young girl, Clare, who meets a 'time traveler', Henry. Henry reveals to her that they will are married in the future. Growing up Clare is constantly waiting on Henry to appear until they meet in present time when Clare is 20-years-old and Henry is 28-years-old. The rest is the story of their life together and Henry's time travels in and out.
I love so many things about this book: the mystery of where Henry is coming from or going to (which is all answered by the end of the book), the obvious love Clare and Henry have for each other, just to name a couple. I am so excited to see Audrey Niffenegger's next book, Her Fearful Symmetry, due out this fall. It sounds like it'll be another amazing book!
If you haven't read The Time Traveler's Wife I HIGHLY recommend this book! It is one of my top favs.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

July 4th on August 4th

So I thought since it's been exactly one month I should go ahead and post 4th of July pics. The past two years we've gone to the Minor's to celebrate the 4th and we've had such a great time. This year we went on Sunday; they live in Newcastle so we stock up on the fireworks and the kids love it. We also spend the actual 4th with family, mine and Phil's parents and Erin and Joe, with fireworks a-plenty. 4th of July is probably one of my favorite holidays. I enjoy the summer atmosphere, time with family and friends, cooking out, the childish feeling I get watching fireworks and enjoying the thrill my kids (and the adult men...teehee) get from them as well, and the great blessing of freedom God has given this great country.
If you can remember this far back it rained pretty good on the 4th so I didn't get any pics that night but I have a few from the 5th at the Minors...ENJOY!!!!
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