Thursday, June 28, 2012

From my phone …

Just for fun, here are some recent pictures from my phone. IMAG0843

During all-star season, each player had a pennant that we hung on the fence – our team Mom rocks the creative department and I thought they were very cool. Here is Hadden’s – we often call him Haddo while he is on the field because it is easier to say. One of his coaches calls him HK – I guess that is even easier for him. Ha!


Hadden got to pitch a fair bit and he did a great job. He is very accurate and didn’t walk many batters. He throws quite a few in the strike zone, but after about 2 strikes, the batters sometimes got wise and hit the ball. It was a LOT of fun watching him pitch. He has an amazing amount of confidence on the mound and we were very proud of his season overall. He is maturing and only got frustrated when he got out while batting.


We had about a dozen barn swallows show up the other day for a few hours. These were the young ones and the parent would come and feed them. They were a lot of fun to watch.

Here is Savannah at the splash pad. So proud of her – she made the d2 competitive soccer team. They have started practice 3 times per week and she is LOVING it. All of the girls on this team are motivated and dedicated to playing soccer. With that, the level of play has gone way up – fun to watch them getting better and better. Most of them are playing an age level up, so this first year might be kind of rough, but I am sure they will still have a great time together.


It is HOT!!! We are doing little projects and activities everyday to beat the heat. They painted these pictures today. The picture on the right is from a sunrise earlier this spring.


The other day, we made gak – they have enjoyed hours of playing with it. Gak is similar to silly putty, but a little more slimy.


An incredible sunset from a while ago.

I am just now feeling like I can breathe. All-star baseball is a big time commitment. I love every minute of it, but somehow it feels like I can’t get anything else done. Now that it is over, I miss it :) Soccer has a consistent schedule – same time, same days, same place and somehow only three days a week seems easy. We also did VBS for 5 days in the midst of all-stars. Whew!

So – how have you been?


  1. You guys get such amazing sunrises and sunsets. That's my dream - to someday live in an area where I see either. All I see now is trees...lots of them. Pretty trees, though. :-)

    I can't believe how much your kids are growing up. They have done such a great job this year in sports. I know it's so cliche - but enjoy your kids where they are in life right now, Shirley. Mine are 17 (almost 18 in two months), and 15 - and I miss those days when they were your kids' ages so much. I love 17 and 15 too though. God is taking them amazing places in life right now.


  2. I love their paintings they made


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