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Like Becca, these past two weeks have been very busy for our family (luckily though, we did get our taxes completed and mailed on time)! Here in no particular order are just five of the things we've been busy with - this list could go on and on...
1. Dance - Mikayla had a competition 2 Saturdays ago and one this past Saturday. To prepare, Miss Andrea had scheduled some extra practices, sometimes 2 hours a day 4 or more days a week. Mikayla and mommy are worn out (happy, but worn out)!
2. Baseball - Drew has had 3 games in the past two weeks (he was supposed to have four but one was rained out and will have to be rescheduled). We haven't had any practices because the coach didn't want to wear them down too much. They have had lots of fun and so has Mikayla, mommy, daddy, Poppi, Jonathan, Jennie, and Jessica! I'm surprised my voice has held up through it all!!
3. Teacher of the Year Banquet - This past Friday night, I along with all other SC District Teachers of the Year were honored at a banquet in Columbia. It was an evening I'll never forget, but I spent 2 nights this week shopping to prepare.
4. School Stuff - As we get closer to the end of the year (23 days, but who's counting), our work get a little more hectic (especially for those teachers testing). Each year I look forward to summer vacation, but I also get sad as the group I have moves up in the fall!
5. Cooking/Cleaning/Etc. - This last one is more time consuming than I'd like it to be. If only I could get a system down...I do real well for about 1 week (2 tops) and then it all piles up on me again. It is much too tempting to pick something up for dinner on the way home, but I am trying to be a better mom for my kids. We eat healthier when we eat at home, so that is one of my goals. I can be very stubborn when I have to be!! :)
Those are some of the things I have been busy with these past two weeks. What about you?
Monday, April 28, 2008
After the game, the coach for the other team came up to Craig and asked "is that number 13 yours?" When Craig answered "yes" the coach said "he sure is a heck of a baseball player"! Then the other coach called "number 13" and when he got to Drew he patted his head and squatted down next to Drew and said "you can come play first base on my team any time you want to". Please know I write these things not to brag (even though I am a proud mama), but because I want to remember them so that I can share them with Drew when he is older! We are very proud of Drew and all of the players on our team. We have practice tomorrow night and Wednesday, and I can't wait until our next game on Monday! You can do it Gophers!! Can you tell I LOVE baseball season??
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Here come our monkeys: Abbi, Annabeth, Olivia, Jadyn, and Mikayla! Aren't their outfits adorable??
Look at that sweet smile!! Go Girl!!
Our girls scored Gold and placed first in their 6 and under tap division! We are so proud of them!!
Mikayla shows off the trophy and her gold ribbon!! We couldn't be more proud of our "Dancing Queen"!!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Drew hits his second home run of the night!! This was the only picture I took at this game - the rest of the time I was sitting on the edge of my seat!!
Today was Drew's third game of the season! Our Gophers played extremely well against a tough team in our division! At one point we were even leading in points. At the end, the other team won 13 - 7, but we are so proud of our team!! Craig and I were talking on the way home about how our team lost but we were still just as excited as ever! That has to do with how well our Gophers did! All that being said, what kind of mom would I be if I didn't brag on my son? Drew batted 3 for 3 in this game with 2 home runs and a single scoring 6 RBIs!!! WOW! On Drew's second and third bats the other teams' coaches were having their guys back up. Craig (who coaches first base when our team bats), even heard one of the coaches tell his boys to back up and pay attention because "this is their power hitter". Mommy was yelling so much, she surely didn't hear him!!
On defense, Drew also played well today! He got several outs at first base with the help of his teammates. Taylor connected with Drew to get a couple of outs tonight and Cameron connected with Drew several times to get runners out. One of the most exciting plays of the game tonight was when Cameron and Drew worked together to get our teams' first ever DOUBLE PLAY!! Cameron caught a pop fly and then threw the ball to Drew to get a runner out at first! We were all screaming for our Gophers - it was exciting for sure!! Way to go Gophers - keep playing hard like you did tonight!!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Drew gets ready to bat! Gooooo Drew!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Mikayla, her group, Miss Andrea, and Ms. Nicole join dancers from other dance companies on stage to do the "Cha Cha Slide"! Our little ones were so cute!!
Abbi and Mikayla show off their partner work.
Annabeth, Abbi, Olivia, Jadyn, Mikayla, and Brooke pose with their prizes! They each received a black ribbon for their High Gold score. They each received a blue ribbon for their first place finish. They also won a trophy and a medal for the studio and $100 was presented to their director Miss Andrea!! Way to go girls!! We are so proud of you!!
As I mentioned in another post, Drew had his first baseball game today (not counting the Jamboree) at the same time of Mikayla's dance. I was very surprised that his game was not cancelled due to weather, but Craig said it was just postponed a little. I don't have pictures from this game as I was not there, but I can tell you that Drew's team lost (hence the title of this post). They played the same team that they played at the Jamboree but the results were much different. Craig said that Drew struck out his first time at bat and got a single his second bat. I had talked to Drew before though and reminded him that he wasn't going to get a home run every time - even pros don't do that. He still made several outs at first base Craig said, and Drew still seems to really enjoy playing that position! When Craig asked Drew what happened when he was batting, Drew replied "my legs were cold, and I couldn't move them". He is too funny! We are soooo proud of Drew and his team for playing hard today! You will get them next time! Drew is our Home Run King!
Appetizer: What does the color dark green make you think of?
Soup: How many cousins do you have?
Salad: On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how honest are you?
Main Course: Name something that is truly free.
Dessert: Using the letters in the word SPRING, write a sentence.
Friday, April 11, 2008
This Friday, has been no less busy as we are preparing for our day tomorrow. Mikayla had a two hour dance class to practice for her first competition of the year tomorrow. Drew's first baseball game is also tomorrow. Unfortunately they are at the same time so I won't be able to see Drew's game. I'm heartbroken about this, but I know he will tell me all about it. Also, Poppi is going to watch him play so I'm sure I'll get the play by play!
Good Luck Drew and Mikayla - We know you will both do well tomorrow! Mommy is proud of you no matter what!!! Look for updates soon!
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
This picture isn't that great of the kids, but I was trying to get all of the vehicle in the photo.
First Drew climbs in, and then below Mikayla gets ready to sit beside him. Look at the roof of this thing. I wish I had gotten to go!!
I tried to talk Mikayla into staying and watching my class, and letting me go (after she got used to the idea of going), and she replied "I can't, I'm not a teacher". I'm so glad both of our children were able to experience this!
Drew sits in his Mimi's lap after receiving his award!
Drew smiles from the stage!
Monday, April 07, 2008
Drew feeds his tickets into the counter.
Drew spots one I believe!
Mikayla adds one to her bag as she runs for another one!
Drew adds another one to his bag!
Boy they sure had fun looking for these Easter eggs! Thank you Poppi for doing this for our babies!!