Saturday, September 13, 2014

He’s 6

 We just did a small family party on Erik’s birthday.  Image00001


 Ryan thought it would be funny to give Erik money on his birthday…Image00004 Fake money is not funny to Erik.














I was out of candles (again, still…) good thing we had some light sabers on hand!


Image00032 School treat

There are a lot of girls in his class!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Boys! : )




They melt a mother’s heart!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

How Can It Be?

 Last photos of my 5 year old!  Tomorrow morning I will wake up to a 6 year old…probably in my bed!






Sunday, September 7, 2014

Getting Back to School

 The kids are back to school!  The boys started Thursday.  Megan and I headed an hour north to visit a friend.  Not having to go get Erik at 12 sure opens up the day to more things.  Erik loved going all day…three recesses, what’s not to like?  Megan likes her different classes so far.  She goes M/W while I work with the boys.  She was home on Fri. with us and boy does that make it all the more difficult.  She started Korean school on Sat. morning.  She said she liked it and wants to go back.Image00001





Both boys wanted to pick their own clothes for the first day of school…


I didn’t realize until I saw this picture…Ryan wore Erik’s shirt! : )




My 4th grader!  How can it be?


My 1st grader!


 Image00014 It wasn’t until I saw this picture that I realized I sent Erik to school with chocolate on his face. : )



Image00015Ryan likes all of his teachers.  He has four this year.  Two teachers each teach two subjects.  He isn’t super excited about Latin, but he seems to be happy with everything else.  We are already behind…I am going to have to work on the Megan/Friday thing.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back to Preschool

This is how Megan felt about going to school today:

Image00001(That’s a smile just in case you’re not quite sure!)  Her teacher said she did great.  I think it will be good for her.  It sure made school with the boys easy.   

The boys start tomorrow.  We leave at 7am…hope they are ready to get up early again!

Monday, September 1, 2014

First Tournament

Hot day at the ballpark!  The boys had quite a game this morning.  In the first inning they went up 9-1.  By the second inning it was tied!  They ended up winning 12-9.  Ryan caught three innings the first game.  He threw a runner out at second, which was his favorite play of the tournament.  He also tagged out a runner at home plate.  He had a terrific catch at first base, jumping up to catch a bad throw, then spinning around and diving to beat the runner.  That was everyone else’s favorite play.  The second game was a tight game.  They ended up losing in the last inning, but it was a great team and after the brutal first game, everyone was pleased with how their first tournament went.  Ryan is batting 455 after the weekend.

This is a big week.  Megan starts her new preschool on Wed. and Ryan and Erik head back to school on Thurs.  Megan is also starting Korean school on Saturday mornings and Awana this week. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fall Ball

And you thought baseball was over!  Ryan’s new team started practicing about a month ago.  This weekend is their first tournament.  We are very excited about this team.  His practices are only 1 1/2 hours 2x a week and there is just one tournament a month in town.  His last team was double for both.  For us it is the right amount.  The coach is having everyone play and everyone move around.  They had a pretty brutal first game.  They only had one base runner…a walk.  I have to say I was a little surprised when Harvey let me know they won this morning 7-6 with a walk-off single and then again later 13-5.  Ryan had two great bunt singles, a solid single driving in two runs, two great plays at second, and a great inning pitching.  I am so happy he is getting to play so many positions.  He won’t get to play some of them much longer as the boys get more competitive, so I want him to enjoy it now.

He is something to watch.   He does all of the silly hand gestures to the sky and saluting like Pagan and Romo.  It just cracks everyone up.  Another kid showed up with pink shoelaces today! : )  Such a trendsetter. 

Ryan truly loves everything about the game…the strategy, the teammates, the coaches, the playing, the accessories, the tri-tip, the Gatorade, the gum, the sunflower seeds, the travel, the gear, the signals, the hand motions…everything!

 Image00004 New pants…very giant glove! : )









Image00026 I don’t think there has been anything else that we have bought Ryan that has gotten more use than his catcher gear when he was 5.  After four years, it’s starting to go.  Poor coach had to fix it every time he’s used it this weekend. 

This coach has five teams.  One of the 16U players helps coach and Ryan just loves that he is a catcher too.  He has been teaching them how to block.  Ryan got to be batboy for the 14U yesterday. 


Image00034 This boy started fall ball.  He loves the game too.  He is going to be good at it.  I would try to be a good soccer mom…but I am so glad my boys like baseball!





Better head to bed.  First game is at 8!