Monday, June 5, 2017

Week in Review

A weekend that felt like five days and they were all amazing is hard to come by, but that was this weekend for us. It was just an incredible weekend, one that doesn't happen often. I mentioned in my last post that the boys games were rained out on Wednesday night. N's was reschedule for Friday night. So off the school bus and on to the field it was. Two families that we're good friends with came to cheer on the team which was unbelievably sweet and made T and KC super happy to have people to play with during the evening. The team won and moved on to play Saturday morning (it's a double elimination tournament in which we lost our first game so we've worked our way through the loser's bracket). T's game was also schedule for Saturday morning. So after leaving the field around 8:30pm Friday night, the boys were back at it at 8am Saturday morning. N played first and he had an amazing game. He'd been in such a hitting slump but had two awesome hits and caught a line drive at second (in addition to his normal play at first). Kids can only play a certain position four innings (except pitchers are limited to 2) so N plays 1st base for 4 innings and then second base. The team is in the championship game tonight but will have to win twice to win it all (and playing the team that sent us to the loser's bracket).

Midway through N's game Chris and T had to leave for T's game. Chris is also the assistant coach. I stayed to watch the rest of N's and cheer him on, but could hear cheering from T's side of the field. When I made it over, T's team was up 3-0. But it was tied up in the 6th (which is normally the end), so we played on. T plays first base and had a major stretch and scoop to get an out right before the other team would have scored to end it. To end it all, one of our players hit a homerun and the game was over! T's team won their division championship and they were so excited. It was such a sweet sweet team.

 KC wasn't as thrilled spending this day at the field... 

T's end of season party was scheduled for 1pm, but with the extra innings no one made it over there until closer to 1:30pm.  After a long day on the field, the kids got any extra energy they had out at a trampoline park. Then we spent the rest of the day ordering the kids to watch tv and rest (with some neighborhood playing in there too). 

We ended our day with our final picture with 2 year old KC, chocolate faced and being goofy. 

And we woke up to 3 year old KC! So hard to believe that this girl is THREE!
 I ran to grab wrapping paper after she went to bed and my go to place (home goods) had one roll left of this adorable popsicle print, perfect for this girlie who only wanted "candy" for her birthday).

All the grandparents arrived and even our special neighbor who comes to "play" and help with KC brought her a present and spent the day with her. KC was overall pretty tired (we had terrible thunderstorms during the night that kept her up for at least an hour) and very opposed to having her picture taken, but she had a great day.

We took our picture at 4:14pm to celebrate the time we first met 3 years ago! A tradition in our family. KC was all about making faces for the camera.

We ended the day at The Pancake House for KC's requested strawberry pancakes. They brought them out with sprinkles and a candle. Today we will be taking it easy and playing with friends, and maybe, if it doesn't rain, heading back to the baseball field. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thoughts for Thursday

It seems crazy to me that it is only Thursday. This week feels extra long and it's actually a day shorter! What's even crazier that this week feels long is that I've been away from the kids twice this week, which usually a break makes everything shorter but for some reason not this time.

Tuesday I cashed in part of my Mother's Day gift and headed to the salon. I haven't dyed my hair since college (it was a terrible idea back then - blonde is not my color) and the grays were taking over. I saw a friend of a friend who is an amazing colorist and then followed it up with a cut. And who knows what balayage is, but I had it done. Maybe even more impressive than no longer seeing gray hairs is that Chris survived with the kids. I returned home to a report of no tears and there were two neighborhood kids playing too.
(14 months without a cut...phew)


It's tournament time for baseball. There was a game Tuesday night and then two games last night, except by the time the sitter arrived and I made it to the field the sky had opened up and it was pouring rain. I missed a couple innings but it looks like they will have to restart the games this weekend. So we headed to Amelie's and then called it a night. Usually only N has weekend games so when T heard we had a sitter and he had a game he asked if he won could we go. We told him win or lose we'd go. The three guys sat there soaking wet and cold but enjoyed every bite of their french pastries.

Our weekend was rather low key with baseball practice, church, some shopping, dinner with friends (and a super fun family kickball game afterwards), and neighborhood walks for doughnuts. We also spent one evening making smores, hunting fireflies, and lighting sparklers.

She left with the flip flops...I'm a sucker.

The little ones too small for kickball were rewarded with playground time after the game.

All my kids dislike going to church, but love the lemonade and goldfish after 
(and of course tree climbing too)

Our walk on Memorial Day led to pastries, coffee, a fountain, and a little shopping.

 I hope your week is going well. Happy June! It's a little crazy we are in June already! The kids have one more week of school.... eek!!!