Thursday, June 25

Gorgeous Weekend

Even though I was on call, we were still able to make the most out of this past weekend. The kids started their summer gymnastics class Friday morning and Drew is no longer the lone boy! We played outside as much as possible, enjoying the farmer's market, swimming with friends, and celebrating father's day on a patio with beers.

This crazy cat came to "live" with us for a couple days. He would show up
every morning and play with the kids. He was super friendly. Turned out he
was microchipped and had a home. But as of Monday, we haven't seen him again.

Thumbs up. All good.

Wednesday, June 17


Second week of t ball and I'm starting to question the organization. We arrived at 9. Last week she divided the kids into 4 teams of about 5 kids. When we left, I was thinking to myself that 5 isn't very many in the field but what did I know. She said she ran t-ball last year for the rec dept. so I figured she knew what she was doing. On Saturday, she tells everyone that she was combining the 4 into 2 teams. Ok, that makes more sense. Then I heard them "counting" "outs". And I thought, hmmm. They are 4-6 years old - 3 "outs" could go fast or take FOREVER. I think one of the coaches talked to her and the next inning, each team batted through their lineup. Now this sounds more like "beginner" baseball. But then there was no sign of finishing. Around 10:15 I asked the rec lady when this ends. She said, "well we are scheduled from 9-11." I said, "do you expect 4 year olds to last 2 hours?" and went back to the rest of the parents. Sure enough, Kelsey came running over and said she didn't want to bat again (the 3rd time). And by the 4th inning (or 10:30) there was only about half the team that was actually still into it. I guess we will see how this Saturday goes!

She needs more pink

We FINALLY left t-ball and went to the Zoo. There is a dinosaur exhibit we haven't been to before, mostly because they weren't into dinosaurs and I wasn't sure if they would be scared. Ha! Drew covered his ears and cried through half of it. They were mechanical replicas and some of them made noises (ROAR), a couple actually spit water! Even though they were fake, he was not having it and could not wait to get out of there. Oh well, now we know ;)
We met Tara at the Zoo!

Friday, June 12

Starting Summer

I mean, I know that summer is here but I can't believe we are into summer sports already! We had our first t-ball practice, which was basically forming some teams, getting t-shirt sizes, and introductions. Now we will see what Saturday brings us with our first "official" game!

Of course Craig was at grad school and missed their t-ball meeting so we were left to make some fun for the rest of the day. The weather shifted and the sun and temperature welcomed in a beautiful afternoon. We joined our friends, Aidan and Cal, in their backyard and let the kids by kids. Earlier in the day if you were in the shade, it was cool and you needed long sleeves and pants. So of course we weren't dressed appropriately and to cool off the kids were playing with a sprinkler and squirt guns. And then Kelsey took her shirt off like the boys when she got wet! We told her that she only has like one more year of being able to take her shirt off ;)

It was Kelsey and Drew's last night of gymnastics (last Wednesday). Their awesome teacher takes these cute pics of them during class. We are getting ready to start "tumbling and trampoline" on Friday mornings for the summer. We will see if they continue into the school year.