Sunday, September 19, 2010

Flag Football

This year, Joshua wanted to play flag football. If you know Joshua, then you know that he is one ball obsessed kid! He's always had a ball in his hands. He also never stops throwing or hitting ball in the house. He's broken glass with a baseball, one of my coffee tables has a big nick in it from one of his balls knocking over a picture and the picture nicked the table, and of course, if you've been over to our house, then you've probably been hit in the head with one of his balls. I've lost count on the number of times that my son has hit me with a ball..... "Ball throwing, hitting, rolling, tossing, etc." is one rule that we just don't see to eye to eye on.

So when we asked Joshua about playing football, he jumped at the opportunity. We love the Tennessee Vols, Titans, and the Colts (because of Peyton, of course). Joshua is eager to go to any ball game and he has been to quite a few Vols and Titans games over the years. When it came time to request numbers for our football jerseys, he asked to be #5 (in honor of Albert Pujols, of course) and is wearing his #5 proudly.

Joshua is a Mustang and has really enjoyed playing football with his teammates. I love it that Jason is out there with him as one of his coaches. He is one of the smallest guys out there, but he is all heart. He plays on the offensive line and defensive end. He is so proud of his "high knees" drill he learned in practice and is always looking forward to his practices or games. Who would've ever guessed that our little small 2 pounder would be playing on the offensive line and as defensive end? We are so proud of you, Joshua!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Some of My Favorites

Last Monday, my sweet momma celebrated her birthday! We were able to plan a surprise party for her the Saturday before and I think that we succeeded in our plans. Jason was able to put together a video for her party and so we were able to get our hands on some old photos and scan them in to the computer. I just love these pictures of my momma and me. She is so beautiful and such a great mother and grandmother.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Sleepers and Rounders

A few weeks ago, I took the kids over to Atlanta to visit our friends, Corey and Alisha. We were so excited to visit and help celebrate Will's 4th birthday. We had so much fun catching up and then spending Sunday afternoon at the Braves game. I think it was one of the hottest days spent at the ballpark for me in quite awhile. I can remember one other game that was hotter - St. Louis in September! I don't think that I'll ever forget that game. Anyways, we had so much fun!

I always love watching the kids sleep. I really got tickled when I came down to bed and found the kids asleep like this...

I love this picture!

Joshua looks like one confused baseball fan with that Braves cap and Cardinals shirt.

At the end of the game, we all headed down to the field and waited in line to run the bases. This is the first time that we've been able to run the bases at an MLB ballpark. The boys had so much fun! Abby Kate was not really interested in running the bases, so she just stayed with me. I did find it funny that Jackson had to be "guided" back onto the dirt several times. He was really drawn to the grass.

Jackson and Joshua waiting to round the bases!

Joshua rounding the bases at Turner Field

Jackson rounding the bases at Turner Field

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Kindergarten Here We Come

Joshua and Abby Kate started Kindergarten! Their first day was full of excitement and anticipation as to what the day would bring. I was a bit surprised by the tears that filled my eyes. They are in the same class together and are loving every minute of it. Since starting Kindergarten, Joshua and Abby Kate have developed more of a dependency on each other. They usually are pretty independent, but Jason and I have really noticed how much closer they seem to be. They definitely look out for each other and play together more at school than they ever have before. They are thrilled to be in school and have transitioned nicely from preschool. I love seeing the excitement that comes with them reading to Jason and me. They are so proud and we couldn't be any happier for them.

Jackson is now at the same school with them. It definitely makes it easier on both Jason and myself. They are on the same campus with me and I have the joy of taking them to school and picking them up at the end of the school day. Jackson loves his class. He told Jason the other day that he wanted to be a teacher when he grows up. When Jason asked him why, he said that he loves Ms. Karen so much and wants to be a teacher just like her.