Thursday, April 30, 2009

We got a new puppy! The boys named him Chipper, yes, after Chipper Jones! He is a Miniature Daschund!Chester is adjusting well and we are having so much fun with him!

Time flies when you're having fun! I promise to get back to regular posting after the boys' birthday party has passed. I decided to have one party for the both of them. They chose the "Star Wars" theme, and we are having the party at the Landmark Park Playground Pavilion on May 16th. It sure takes a lot of planning and is a little overwhelming at times. It could be that I am a little OCD about things being perfect! I am waiting on our invitations to arrive, which should be today or tomorrow, and once I get those out I will feel much relief. Jacquelyn, the boys' MeMe, and I met with a baker/designer yesterday and ordered the cake (R2D2) and also got the material for the Jedi outfits for our guests, which, by the way, is 22 little boys!! I also ordered our plates, napkins, etc., along with inflatable light sabers that were VERY hard to find! Chad also snagged the booking for our inflatable jumper to be delivered that morning! And as if I didn't have enough going on, I decided the boys needed themed shirts for their party. A friend, Tina, is going to embroider/applique Carson an Annakin shirt and Cole a R2D2 shirt. Thanks to everyone for your help and time!! I should have lots of pictures to share in a few weeks!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I know, I know! I haven't posted in a while. We have had a lot going on the past few weeks. Here are a few things that have kept us busy! T-ball games, birthday parties (6 in one week!), school stuff, Easter and egg hunts, planting flowers, stained the deck. Needless to say I haven't had much down time. We also started a new church. I pray the boys adjust and become comfortable quickly. Having friends that attend does make for an easier transition.

Another biggie for us this month is Cole's 5th birthday on April 24th! I cannot believe my baby is about to be 5 years old. I don't know where the time goes?? Does it ever slow down? It seems like yesterday I was cradling Cole at 1 month old while helping Carson walk, he, just shy of 1 year old. Two in diapers and drinking formula isn't easy on the wallet, but I would go back in a heartbeat!! Sleepless nights and all!!

We are ready for summertime! The mornings are still cool, but the afternoons have been nice and warm. With only a month left of school, we have been discussing vacations. The boys have been on 2 Carnival cruises, been to Disney World twice, and had many visits to all the area attractions (beach, zoo, etc.). We are somewhat limited to what we can do because of their ages. I really love Disney, so that would probably be my choice, but Chad doesn't want to go when it is so hot. I will post when we make a decision. Here are some pictures from the past couple of weeks.

Monday, April 6, 2009

We had Opening Ceremonies this past weekend, along with our first game! The morning started out very chilly at 8:30 am. I was bundled up with a blanket most of the morning! After opening ceremonies we had team pictures scheduled with Art Solomon at 10 am. Our game wasn't until 11 am, so after pictures they team warmed up in the outfield with ground balls and batting practice. The boys were ecstatic about playing in their first game. Along with the butterflies (in the stomach) came a million and one questions about who, what, where, when and why? Nothing out of the norm for my boys though! We (the parents) were a little nervous about the game, since we only had 3 practices prior. Spring Break was one week, and it was raining cats and dogs for the next 2 practices. With four cancelled practices back to back, we actually went into our first game with one really good practice under our belts. There were also a few rule changes for t-ball this year. The Coach is required to pitch each batter a minimum of 2 balls before the tee can be brought in. With thirteen 5 and 6 year old boys, you never know what you will get. As 11 am neared, the sun heated up! Needless to say we shed our blankets! The game started and boy were we surprised! No need to worry, as our 16-3 victory proved! The boys played better than we could have imagined! They made outs and everyone got a hit WITHOUT the tee! We definitely stood out against the other teams! We can't wait until our next game!