Tuesday, April 29, 2014

How We Spend Our Weekends

This is how we basically spend all of our time outside on the weekends these days.  They are both obsessed!

Easter 2014

On Good Friday, Brad headed up to Cole Camp for a quick trip to take some senior photos of Garret.  The kids and I hung back here and had lots of fun.  We finally got to the zoo to see the baby tigers.  Emma was invited to a party at Heidi's house that night so after we dropped her off, Josh and I went to IHOP for dinner.  Somehow I mentioned to him that there were church services and he insisted we go but would not go in his shorts and t-shirt.  After a quick trip to Children's Place for appropriate attire, we attended service before picking up Emma.  Saturday was go, go, go.  First to t-ball practice, then to soccer.  After a grocery run, we headed over to church for the Egg Dash.  By the time we got home, they were done.

The Easter bunny was tricky this year and hid the baskets in the tent in the play room.  However, he did leave a trail of eggs to the basket.  Emma totally missed the point of the eggs and was mad thinking that he just spread around used eggs and left them nothing.  Josh caught on and followed the trail to the baskets.


After church , Brad did get a few photos of the kids.  Since Brad had been gone, we decided just to stay home, which was the better option since I think Emma was exhausted from the weekend activities.  We did make some Resurrection rolls and do an Easter egg hunt during the afternoon.  Overall, it was a fun weekend with great weather.



Josh is playing t-ball for the first time this season.  He is playing on the Pirates, which hurt Brad a little bit but it could be worse and it could have been the Cubs.  Unfortunately, Josh missed his first game due to a foot injury although he was a trooper and still went out to the field to support his teammates.  Thankfully he had a week in between games, which gave his foot plenty of time to heal and he was ready to go.  In the Astro League, every child bats each inning and takes one base at a time.  The last batter of the inning gets to clear the bases.  Everybody also plays in the field and the major goal this year is to have them field the ball and make a good throw over to first.  Josh is really enjoying it and is the cutest Pirate although he would be upset to know I called him cute.



In March, Emma's friend Heidi's Mom asked if Emma would be interested in playing softball and if I would be interested in coaching.  Our third coach is Ms. Neesvig, Juliana's Mom.  After much debate since it was an additional item on our schedule, we decided to give it a go.  She is playing on the Hot Shots in the Hillcrest League.  The league is extremely low key, which is good and bad.  Good in the fact that there are no practices but bad in the fact that there are no practices and we could use a few.  Our girls range in age from six to nine.  Games are Monday and Wednesday nights although five weeks into the season, we have yet to play on a Monday night thanks to rain, rain and more rain.  Emma has really taken to softball and has improved every week especially in her throwing ability.  She is already asking to play again next year and enjoys that I am one of her coaches unless of course, I give her any kind of direction.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Easter Eggs

Two things I learned from dyeing Easter eggs this year 1) next year, I need two dozen so they can each dye their own dozen and 2) baking soda is effective in removing the dye that got spilled all over the table.  Other than the spill, it was a successful year of dyeing eggs with only one ending up cracked and that was my fault.  Oops!

Soccer Photos April 12th