Monthly Archives: May 2011

Monday May 2, 2011

All week long I tried to sit down and do a proper post and here I am at the beginning of the a new week, a brand new month, and I am finally able to sit and do a little catch up.

We have just been crazy busy lately.  A lot of our extra curricular activities are overlapping and keeping us on the move most evenings.  T-ball has been the big weekly event.  Jude is crazy about t-ball.  If it were up to him he’d be on the ball field every night of the week.  A little over a week ago, Jude’s team had the opportunity to parade around the bases at our local single A ball team The Nuts (yes you read that right).  They all looked so spiffy and fresh faced, as the trotted around the bases waving and grinning. 

That’s Jude on the end waving his arm

The younger ones enjoyed watching and snacking on ball park food.  The night was pleasantly cool and slightly overcast.

Not only did Jude get to trot around the bases but he was randomly selected to throw the opening pitch!  Of course his mother spent so much time taking pictures of the field, the stand, and a bunch of other random stuff, that when it came time to take a picture of the opening pitch… the camera batteries were dead (yeah not my most stellar-mom-moment).  Never fear!  Aunt Jessica to the rescue!   She managed to quickly get her camera to Justin just in time for him to snap a picture.

{I just got these photos from Jess’ camera and they turned out so good I just had to add them to the post!}


Early in the week we were invited to Aunt Paula’s house for a morning of sewing.

She and my mother-in-law had a beautiful spread of fruits, cheese, crackers and pastries set out for us to snack on.

That’s Aunt Paula standing up by the machine and Amy getting ready to sew.

Justin’s Grandma is a dear sweet woman, who loves to sew, and one of her specialties is making lovely pot holders to give out as gifts.  She always carries a small tub of them with her, and when she visits your house she makes sure to leave you with at least one.  Aunt Paula thought it would be a fun idea for all of us women to get together and have Grandma B. teach us how to make them.

That’s Grandma B. on the left and Carla on the right.  Aren’t they lovely?  We had so much fun together and I even managed to get a few potholders made.

I’m looking forward to making a few more to replace all my burnt, stained, and crusty store bought potholders.


Jude had his very first game~

A little pre-game huddle.

Waiting for the game to start.  Standing around trying to look like real ball players.

Man I love that kid!

~The cheering section~

That very same night we had to rush off a little sooner than the game ended, to get the boys to Awana’s Awards night.  Jude and Gideon had worked hard all year long memorizing their scripture verses.  They earn badges and jewels as they go along, but if they finish their book before the end of the year they get a ribbon.  Jude in particular had his eye on that prize almost from day one.

This is the only picture of the awards ceremony that wasn’t blurry beyond recognition.  Gideon, oh-so-serious, during the Pledge of Allegiance.  They were so pleased with their ribbons.  I was really proud of the boys for faithfully, each week, memorized pretty big passages from the Bible.

Lastly, just a few pictures from the week that made me smile~

She was giving me “the eye” from across the breakfast table.

Looking forward to a slower week (hopefully),  April