Monday, April 5, 2010
Allison was just counting how many people she was inviting to her birthday party. After she finished counting the names of the girls in her class I reminded her that her brother and daddy and grandparents would be coming. She looked and said "Mom! I can't invite all those people I don't have enough fingers to count that high".
So far, Ryan has played 7 games of baseball in the past 2 weeks. Grandma & Grandpa were visiting during this time and got to see all 7 games. The drive for practices and take one hour each direction meaning that Ryan spends about 6 hours in the car each week if we practice twice that week and play once. On tournament weeks he spends more time traveling, but I think he is enjoying the experience so far. The first game he was to play was rained out, so the season started with a two day tournament. His
My parents spent the last 12 days visiting us. Jeff, the kids and I really enjoyed the time we got to spend with them. They were able to attend 7 of Ryan's baseball games and even got to see him win his trophy in the tournament the first weekend of their visit. Since baseball has taken over our life now, Ryan and Jeff have had visions of expanding their baseball playing area at our house. We have 13 acres, so a field of dreams is a BIG possibility in the future. For now however, my dad came up with this lil' gem! He used an old four sided dog kennel we had taken apart. The dog kennel was for a puppy we had a few years ago that didn't work out so well. It had been sitting back by one of our fences in pieces. By using the fence and some posts, my dad and Jeff were able to construct a really neat backstop for Ryan. They even fashioned the gate on the dog pen so it can be used to enter the ballfield! The gate is the part Allie likes the best. Allie could just walk around the backstop/fence to bat, but she prefers to go through the gate!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Allison has taught me MANY things including one VERY important lesson. No matter what you are doing EVERY DAY is a day to wear your fanciest party dress. For example, pictured above is Allison wearing her new Easter dress outside to play football with her dad and brother. After all, it is important to feel like a princess even when tackling and scoring touchdowns.
Two months after Ryan kicked his front tooth while practicing his goal kicking, it is finally OUT! The tooth had been wiggly but was barely hanging on once he kicked it. However, it took 2 months and finally a trip to the dentist to ditch that upper front tooth for good. I think he looks so cute without his tooth!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Allison was doing my hair tonight and playing beauty salon. When she plays beauty salon she likes to make "small talk" like the hairdressers do when they cut her hair. So I was sitting on the floor while she yanked on my hair and sprayed it with water. She asked me if I wanted my hair styled up or down, flipped out or in, etc. Then she paused and said "So, does your mother have a daughter?" She sounded just like a grown up and it was hilarious! I told her that yes, my mother had a daughter. Then she asked me what the name of my mother's daughter was. I told her it was Jennifer. She didn't get it, but it was so cute I had to hold back giggles.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Allie sick today
Daddy Daughter dance last weekend
Ryan sick last week
Wow! Last weekend Allie & Jeff had their daddy daughter dance and Ryan and I stayed home because he was sick. Ryan and I were originally supposed to go on a mom and son date, but he had a sore throat and felt pretty yucky SO, this the picture above how he spent his weekend last week.
On Monday he felt MUCH better and was well enough to go to school, but developed a lovely rash on his hands. Tuesday afternoon his rash was darkening and so I took him to the doctor. He was diagnosed with strep throat and put on 14 days of Antibiotics.
Tuesday evening we celebrated my Birthday a day early with dinner out as family. Wednesday Ryan stayed home so we could watch his rash and let the antibiotics kick in for the required 24 hours before he went back to class.
Wednesday evening brought dance class, college basketball and a very late night out for all of us!
We finally survived the week and made it to Saturday (yesterday)! Thanks goodness. It seemed like a long week around here!
On Saturday Ryan tried out for a competative 6 and under baseball
Today Allie woke up sick for the first time. She has flu like symptoms and threw up for the first time ever! So it seems in one week I have come full circle and am once again nursing a sick kiddo with 7 up and jello as she lays on my couch.
As a side note, I had a relative recommend the book Benjamin's box to go along with my Ressurection eggs. I purchased the book on Amazon and the kids and I read it the other day. It is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it! Thanks Ms. C for the suggestion!