Sunday, May 30, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
And, his day finally came. . .
Finally, after years of waiting. . .
Only, bless his heart, it wasn't quite that easy. . .
His first scheduled T-ball game was cancelled due to a high school play-off game. His second game was cancelled again because the high school team won and moved on and once again was playing. . .
Finally, finally his team was scheduled to play their first game. We counted down the days, the hours. . . But, when that long awaited morning finally came, JCT woke up and said that his "neck" hurt. Daddy took JCT to work with him and tested my little man for strep.
Then, Monday he woke up to a sunny happy day, this was, once again, to be his first t-ball game finally!! Hurray!!!!
"Will it rain today, Mommy? Will they cancel my game?" he asked. I assured him that it was sunny with only a 20% chance of rain!
Fast forward 6 hours, and the rain clouds rolled into our little town. And, as I drove around running errands, there was no denying the thunder and lightning that indicated that he would once again not be able to play. His little voice hopeful from the back of the van, "Maybe it will just rain a minute, and they will not cancel my game."
Tears shed with each and every cancellation.
But, last night FINALLY, my little man got to play in his first game EVER!!!!
Number 23 ~ like Lebron James. . .
Running to first. . .
Joshua helped out by placing the ball back on the tee. He loved being a part!!!
It won't be long, little Lijah. . .
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
You have matured so much this year. If we have heard it once, we have heard it a thousand times, "Joshua is such a sweet boy." I love you, and I am proud of you no matter what grades you make. Because, you, my little friend, you, have what it takes. And, I can't wait to see what our God has in store for your life. You are unique and precious ~ our first amazing little gift from God.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Once in college Bible study some of the girls got into a discussion where they all agreed that they would never drive a mini-van when they had children!!! Then, suddenly one of them who has been to our home several times remembered that I just happen to drive a mini-van!! In an attempt to make up for the things they had just said, they compared Erik and I to the couple in the Swagger Wagon commercial. So, without further ado. . .
Erik says, "This is going out to all you sippy cup totin', chicken nuggets and fries on the floorboard, carseat clippin' mamas and daddys out there! Word!"
Just imagine Erik and I singing this to you. It is sure to make you smile!!! :-)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
1.) I cannot bring myself to spear an innocent little wiggly worm. Cannot do it. Not now. Not ever. Never. And. . .
2.) I can hardly bear to watch the poor fish fight and squirm until we throw it back into the pond. And, I cannot stand the thought that we just tricked it into eating food with a hidden sharp surprise in it that was meant to hurt them for our pleasure.
It just seems wrong to me.
Maybe even a little mean. But, I will say it keeps my boys somewhat quiet and busy and content for a long period of time. And, for that I rather enjoy it!! I really have no problem with the idea of fishing as long as I don't have to be the one sticking a hook through a worm!! :-)
Pop took them fishing, and it was such a hit that Erik and I took them again later in the weekend after Pop left. "Erik and I" is actually not so true. I was present. I had nothing to do with the actual fishing, but I was present complete with. . .
my lawn chair, designer jeans, and chai latte.
Ahhh, country life!!!!!!
You gotta love it!
Monday, May 10, 2010
First, all the kiddos came out and sang a few songs. . .
JCT is not shy, not at all, but he was very serious and focused throughout this event. That was so funny to me!!!
He is on the top row far left. Afton is on the second row, second child on the right. She smiled the entire time she sang, silly girl!!!
Then, the graduates left and came back in their caps and gowns!
My big little man. . .
Here he is with a few graduate friends of his. . .
This is one of JCT's ballgame buddies. He has a big brother Joshua's age, so JCT and this little guy play while their big brothers play their baseball games. I love the look on my little man's face. . .
And, here he is with his buddy/cousin/sister/whatever you'd like to call our sweet Miss A. I love how absolutely comfortable they are around each other!!!! And, how JCT looks all protective of her!!!They look so old!! Our babies are growing up!!!!
JCT with his sweet teacher. . .
Pop got to be here for this happy evening!!!! Here he is with his biggest fan. . .
I am so proud of you, little man!!! You are so smart and so sweet, and we love you so much!!! We think you have what it takes!!!!!!
Thursday, May 06, 2010
I just pray that those scary tomatoes will leave us alone for a while ~ makes me ready for summer!!!!
Now, on to some important pictures from this momentous occasion!! Here is the little man in the outfield, (he is the little boy in the center). . .Here he is hitting. . .
Now, running to first ~ "Go, Joshua, go!!! Run, run, run!!!!!!". . .
On third, waiting for a chance to run home. . .
Coming home for the first time in his little career. . .
I was a little concerned about Joshua playing baseball this summer. For starters he just turned 7, so he is as young as one can be and play in the league he is in. And, that kind of makes mama nervous! And, also, Erik and Sean are coaching JCT and Afton's t-ball team, so for the very first time in his life, his Daddy is not his coach. Yikes!! We skipped baseball last year, so not only is Joshua the youngest kid on his team, but he also has less experience playing the game than all the other boys.
So, months ago I began praying that God would give him a sweet and encouraging coach who would help him learn the game and catch up with the bigger boys. I was so afraid that he would get a coach who was more interested in winning than in teaching my little man to his best!
And, guess what? God is so good! He gave Joshua a great head coach!!! In fact, his first time up to bat, Joshua swung at and missed his first two pitches. Thankfully, he hit his third!! But, after each of his first two attempts, his sweet coach encouraged him from the pitcher's mound, "Good swing, Buddy!! That was a great swing! Now, keep your eye on the ball! Here we go. . ." I can't tell you what a relief his coach's attitude was to me!!!! And, they have played two games so far and won them both! Go Cardinals!!!!!
Now, here are some behind the scenes pics from the game. . .
How cute is this little darling. . .
Here are some cute little boys getting some love from "Nana Betty". . .
This is a good friend of ours, Mrs. Wendy's, mama, and she loves my boys. She and "Papa Don" have the boys over to their home for ice cream and coke and all sorts of good treats! We are thankful for how they love our boys. . .
And, one last look at the little baseball player. . .
The boys are really enjoying baseball season! JCT keeps asking when he gets to go to t-ball practice again. And, the little boys enjoy running ALL OVER the park chasing dogs and other children, etc. during games and practices. I am getting a workout, I assure you!! Thankfully, inevitably, someone will stop me from chasing one of my littles and let me know that Joshua is up to bat!!!