Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day

Yesterday was Mother's Day, and you boys and your dad really did a great job of making me feel loved and appreciated.   You gave me great presents like a quilt kit I wanted, chocolate strawberries (yum!), jewelry and a great book.  

We met Nana for breakfast.  Michael and his girl friend KaLinna moved to Vegas last month so they joined us along with Ryder.  It was a fun and relaxing time.

Nana with most of her grandsons. 
I can not even think of ways to tell you boys how much I love you. I read something the other day and it summed up almost my love for our little family. 
"They are the beat of my heart, the pulse in my veins, and the energy of my soul.  They are my kids"
I love you boys.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Batter up!

So we finally got you boys into baseball!  It has been quite the experience, but seems to be a good one.   What's great is that the field you usually play at is the one near Nana and Pops house.  We have driven past that field for about 20 years, so it is so fitting that our kids are FINALLY playing at that field!

The first game overlapped a fun school function and you guys were MAD to miss that function!  After all, you only get 2 or 3 a year and you were looking forward to it.  But being that our family has 3 players from the team, your dad and I had to stay strong that going to the game was the "right" thing to do. Oh, it was so hard sticking to our guns, but it worked out in the end.  All three of you loved playing the game, and when the game was over you understood why we needed to be there -and even better- you were glad we went to the game! 

Mostly you are played in the outfield positions, but that is expected since this is the FIRST time you have even played baseball.  At the baseball ratings they had everyone run the bases and the three of you ran around the bases, never actually tagging one with your feet.  It was hilarious and you have come far from then in just the past 6 weeks! 

Last game both Lucas and Jaxon got to play third base!  Wyatt didn't get to play at all because of his broken arm, (and last game because of his ear surgery, and sometimes because of his belly) but we will get to that another time.

Your dad and I love watching you boys play.  We love the excitement in your eyes when you are on base and cheering you on while you bat.  I especially love while Lucas is batting and his nervous looks back to Don and I after every pitch or Jaxon's big smile when it is his turn to bat.  

Even though you are only 8 (soon to be 9 though), the baseball league requires the players to wear a cup for protection.  As you can imagine, getting all three of you a cup and the first few times of you all wearing cups was hilarious.  Lots of knocking on the cups to be sure they worked and other awkward things of the sort.  The sense of humor you boys have is hilarious, and there are always lots of laughs in our house.  Your dad and I are so blessed by your laughter, guys.  xoxo