Thursday, July 2, 2009
Here are some pics from Clay's 9th birthday. We celebrated it 3 weeks early this year so that Clay could invite friends from school because we were going to be in Louisiana for his actual birthday. We had a swimming party at the pool in Ransom. He had a great time, and thankfully the weather cooperated!!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This is so tasty!
Chastin is in the high school band. He played the bass guitar during marching season (and yes, for those of you who are familiar with marching bands I said bass guitar - and for those of you that are not familiar with marching bands, guitars are not usually found. In fact he was the only one in Texas I believe. But after his skiing injury, he was, as we call it "promoted" to triangle player. He was NOT happy. I think he was the BEST little triangle player. :)
Hannah was in beginning band (yes that's her in first chair position, just like her mama!) She is loving band and gets to be a "roadie" for the high school band next year. Which means she gets to travel with the band to all the Varsity football games and help set up for the half time show. She's pretty excited!
The concert was very entertaining, with my favorite song being the Veggie Tales theme song!
Rope loving the music! He's so cute!!
I love Rope's expression in this picture!!!
Mmmmmm! I'm liking this popcicle!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Chance and Hannah did a great job hiding the eggs.
Hmmmm? Which egg should I choose??
Their Easter gift from Nana.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Baseball season is officially in full swing and has found me busier than ever. I thought basketball was a busy season, but at least all those games were in the same town and gym. Baseball has found me running from town to town to catch a game. Like this morning, for example Hannah played at Roosevelt at 12:00, Clay had a game in Abernathy at 1:30, so I had to leave Hannah's game early (in the middle of her pitching I might add and after an injury - more later) to rush Clay to Abernathy. As soon as his game was over, we rushed back to Slaton to make Chance's game, which started at 3:00, just in time to get there to see him sit out the rest of the game. I completely missed him getting to play. But I was there! I was happy that I was able to make at least part all 3 games.
Clay and Chance are both playing in the Slaton league. We really like playing here, not only for the convenience of playing in the town where we live (my favorite part) but the kids are making so many friends here. For those of you who don't know, we don't go to school in the town where we live. I've been teaching at Roosevelt for 7 years and when we moved to Slaton, we didn't want the kids to move schools so we commute. Anyway, the boys play in Slaton. Clay plays machine pitch and Chance is in kid pitch.
Both my boys play 2nd base and Chance also pitches.
Chance looking happy on 2nd base.
Here's Chance pitching. On the 2nd pitch he catches the ball to get the batter out, throws to first to get the runner out, but unfortunately the first baseman misses the ball and two runners make it home. I love the outfielder's expression at the end of the video!
Clay on 2nd base.
Wish I would have had my video camera rolling when Clay played today. He caught a pop fly (his very first one ever!) But in my rush out the door, I left the camera at home. :( I'll try to get a video of Clay at his next game.
Future ball player!
Hannah is playing softball for the first time EVER. She hasn't played since t-ball and I'm not sure if that really counts as playing if all you did was pick dandelions and chase butterflies. But peer pressure got the best of her (thankfully it was positive peer pressure) and she decided to play with all her friends in the Roosevelt league. The first practice came and went and Hannah was pretty excited. I was very glad that she was having a good time, but honestly I didn't know if she was going to get much playing time because she is a newbie to softball.
Ok, long story short, its the first game and we are winning 9 - 1, then the pitcher starts getting tired and walking every batter - score is 9-6. Coach calls a time out to switch pitchers and guess who they put in to pitch? You guessed it Hannah! I couldn't believe it. Are you sure?? Hannah's pitching?? I didn't know she could pitch. Well here's the video of her pitching and striking the batter out. We have 2 outs, bases loaded and we are ahead 9-8 (she walked 2 girls prior to this batter). We only need 1 more out to win the game. I'm so proud of her!!! LOL you can hear me on the video giving Bryan a play by play.
Oh and watch the girls in the outfield - I love how excited they get each time she throws a strike.
Hannah on 2nd base (yes she hit the ball!!)
Well we still have about a month left of baseball, so if you would like to watch a game - let me know! I'm sure I'll have more to post this season.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Rope found their piano and got up on the bench and began playing. He's never been around a piano before and I'm so glad I captured this on video. He's adorable (at least I think so!)
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Well we just finished the most crazy season of little dribblers I've ever participated in. Our 3 middle children were all playing this year. We play in the Slaton league where we live instead of the Roosevelt league where we go to school. I really like playing here not only for the convenience of playing in town, but this also helps the kids meet kids here in town. Anyway, having 3 children playing you can only imagine how busy we were. For about 6 weeks, we have had a least 1 game a night, but most nights we had 3. The boys both played at the junior high, but Hannah played across town at the high school. Thank goodness Chastin can drive. To make it even more hectic , I coached Hannah's team. I know, I know, I'm crazy. But I had a great time and loved every minute of it! I'm thankful for parents of some of my girls for helping out with my "assistant" Coach Rope. We had a great season but I am so glad its OVER! Now time for BASEBALL!
Chastin, Me and Hannah
Chance with his t-shirt. His team the Bobcats, were the Champions of 5th-6th grade.
Clay, so proud of his trophy! They gave 3rd-4th graders trophies. He was also on the Championship team!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I'm sharing the picture because he's so proud that he didn't cry and as he put it "the blood is so cool!!"
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Big boy going up the slide all by himself!
My Accident Prone Child
School quickly started back for us and we were really excited about Chastin starting district play in basketball. We had a 3 day weekend mid January and he went skiing with the youth group in Ruidosa. They left early Saturday morning. We usually don't hear from Chastin when he's gone on trips from home. (You know he's a teenager, calling mom and dad is not cool.) So when we got a phone call Sunday, I knew something was up. It was the youth director, Chastin was enroute to the hospital via ambulance. Now those of you who don't know Chastin very well are probably surprised at this, but being his mom, my first question was "what now".
Quick update on the last year of Chastin's life -
1. Broke his wrist playing football when it got smashed between 2 helmets. ER visit - cast put on
2. Dropped a 45lb weight on his foot in weight room, ER visit, not broken, but needed crutches
3. Dislocated his thumb playing football, ER visit - brace
4. Severe abdominal pain - ER visit, infection,
I remind you all of this happened in the last year, so back to my story. Now don't get me wrong, I was very concerned about him, but I was not, surprised. I think this kinda shocked the youth director. Anyway Chastin was snowboarding, hit a patch of ice and fell. Xrays show that his collarbone is broken in 2 places - sling, but no surgery - thank goodness. After 6 weeks in a sling, he's still not healed. He's feeling much better and doing more than he really should. He's a trouper. If it were me, I'd still be on the couch in pain! We go back Spring Break for more xrays. Needless to say, basketball and track are not on the agenda for Chastin this year. :(
One of Chastin's friends snapped this picture of him being put in the ambulance. He managed to capture the whole event on film. Thanks JD for taking such great care of Chastin for us.
Chastin was in great spirits considering the situation. He said that the paramedics confessed that he was their first IV in a long time. LOL exactly what you want to hear in this situation.
Bryan finished the project he was working on in Corsicana and got to come home for a few days in January....so we thought. A few days turned into a few weeks. The kids and I were thrilled to have him home with us for a while. We caught up on some much needed quality time together.
Thankfully after an eventful month, January ended calmly for us.