Thursday, June 30, 2011

James turns 36

James celebrated his birthday the first part of June. The kids and I made him a cupcake cake and we had our friends over to celebrate. I hit the jackpot with James. He is the most genuine, selfless, hardworking, honest man I know. I love you Jameseeee wameseeeee!!!

Canning cherries

I love when my in laws come to visit. Especially when they are on a mission to can some cherries. I always learn something new when they come!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Taylor's father day song

The primary kids sang some Father Day Songs in church today and Taylor sang a little solo. She did such a great job so I wanted to get it on tape when we got home. Here is Taylor 6 years old singing.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Kaitlyn is double digits

Kaitlyn, my little fire ball has turned 10. She had a few friends over and had a jam packed night. First they swam and jumped on the tramp forever. Then they ate pizza and soda, then swam some more. Next they went on a treasure hunt that me and Derick made for them. It was cute, the clues sent them to some neighbors and they made them sing and make up cheers for Kaitlyn before they got their next clue. They all said that was their favorite part!!! ( Yay for not having to spend a couple hundred dollars and some big bounce house right!) Anywho they ate the cupcake cake, opened presents and then went night swimming and jumping on the tramp. Lastly they all watched a movie in the tent and camped out. I LOVE that they were in the tent and in the morning they all got up and jumped and played outside so they didn't wake up the little ones.
So all in all it was a great party...... with great friends..... for a GREAT little young lady!

Posing for the camera. (I think Taylor and Olivia were more excited than anyone)

Starting her b-day off with her breakfast of choice, hashbrown, fried egg and orange juice.

Jumping on the tramp at night and then snuggling up in the tent to watch a movie.

Just chillin' in the pool!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

All Star Game

Derick had his All star game today and they won 16-3. There game was suppose to be at 10:45 but a field was flooded because of sprinkler troubles so it then got postponed to 12:30, but didn't actually start until 1:15. The game didn't get over until 3:30. We were there 6 straight hours and I'm exhausted. In fact as I write this Derick and Brett are both laying on the ground sound asleep.

Big D with a big hit!

Playing shortstop

announcing the players

Friday, June 10, 2011

Big D takes championship

Well Derick's baseball season is almost over. I have to say that I am glad to have Saturdays back and less on the calendar. They went undefeated this year with a record of 19-0 and won the championship. This season Derick played mostly short stop and catcher for 1 inning. He was the lead off batter and hit the ball really well. One game he even hit through the cycle. (homerun, triple, double, single)
They made it to the championship game and this year it was much cooler from last years and this is why:
announcer announcing who was up to bat each time
music played before the game and during innings (I was gettin' jiggy wid it during the innings)
A girl sang the national anthem
5th inning stretch and singing of take me out to the ball game

It was like being at a triple A game. Anyways it was really awesome and he just has one more game to play and he is done. He made the all start team and will play in it tomorrow so I'll post pic's of that. Good job BIG D

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Memorial weekend

For memorial weekend we went away!!!! Every weekend is baseball, softball, yardwork and other things and so we needed to get away. We didn't want to go far so we booked Embassy Suites for 2 nights only 1 hour away. It was so much fun and was exactly what are family needed. Indoor pool provided most of the entertainment, while we loved room service while watching swamp people (crazy, but cool show), and just hanging out with each other.

Brett (never a dull moment)

Brett in all his glory. This kid keeps me on my toes and is such a little pill and cutie all at once!!!

All tuckered out

Dressed up in sissy's shoes!! what do you expect, he's got 3 older sisters.

Tough guy coming out in him and playing GI joe and acting all cool and stuff.

Pulling the chair to the island, climbing up, and helping himself to a chocolate snack.