Friday, June 7, 2013
Spring baseball has quickly come and gone. Fortunately, this season we discovered a baseball league like no other. "Sandlot" has been such a blessing to Noah and our family. This baseball league is a ministry that was started by a husband and wife team. They have a passion for kids and for baseball. The thing I think I like the most is that no one is turned away. When I say no one, I mean no one for any reason even if they have a disability.
All teams in the same age level play each other. They foster friendships with ALL players regardless of teams. If one team is short on players for a game they will pull a teammate from the opposing team to play on that team. It works because they are all friends.
Noah said his favorite thing about Sandlot is that there is not as much pressure. There is no angry yelling... from coaches, other kids, nor from parents. There is plenty of yelling though, along with lots and lots of encouragement.
Noah and Coach Mike at the awards banquet.
After a two year break, because of our last experience with little league, we are very thankful we found Sandlot. I can honestly say I look forward to Fall Ball. You can find out more about Sandlot here.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
It's strawberry time again! Every year we go strawberry picking with our friends the Chavolla's. This year we decided to try a new farm near where they live.
I can't wait to get these little yummies home and bake up something special.
Here is everyone waiting to start picking. It was nice to have the whole gang together for once. Usually the guys miss all the fun because they are working.
Stop trying to run from the camera!
Little Alizeah. She is too cute!
Seth and Ezra have started picking.
Noah, on a mission.
Zenobia and "Too Cool For School" Alizeah.
Some things never change!
The search continues.
Seth and Ezra still at it.
Eddie and Alizeah found some.
Noah and Daddy
Seth still looking.
Daddy is doing pretty good with his bucket.
Daddy and Noah playing around.
We had lots of fun being with family and friends. Now if we can keep from eating them all before we make it home.
Friday, May 3, 2013
As usual Seth did a great job at his recital. This was a close one though. We almost didn't make it because he got into poison ivy again. His face was starting to swell, but he decided he had worked too hard to miss the recital over a little swelling.
He played two songs. The first, which was a duet with his teacher, was "The Chicken Dance". "Pure Imagination" (you know... the charlie and the chocolate factory theme song) was the second. Of course he changed it up a little and made it his own. I loved it!
Well, shoot! I tried to upload the video, but for some reason it will not work... I think the file is too large because we recorded both songs together. Oh well, you will have to trust me when I say it was really good. And no, my opinion has nothing to do with me being his mother!
This is a good looking group.
Seth you did a great job and we are very proud of you.