Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
This is what our backyard has looked like all week. It doesn't even look like Florida.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Our record in the post-season wasn't quite as good. The team lost their first playoff game putting them in a must win situation for game two. In game two they came out strong with great pitching and lots of hitting. They won game two without a problem.
Game three was a real heart breaker. The team got off to a great start. They went up by 3 runs in the first inning. From there it was a back and forth battle. In the end, time was not on our side. The umpire called the game at the end of the 5th inning. The final score Royals 7, Rays 8. If only we could have had one more inning to score some more runs!
Here is CJ in one of his first at-bats for the season. He really improved a lot this season. He started off with very little confidence at the plate. By the end of the season he was excited to get at-bats and had a lot more confidence. He actually got upset when he knew he was only going to get to bat once in a game. What a huge change.
Here is CJ in one of his last at-bats for the season. Wow, it almost looks like a different kid! He has a much more aggressive stance and looks like he knows what he is doing. I can't wait for fall baseball to start up!
Last Wednesday we had a team party at one of the local pizza restaurants. All of the players signed baseballs for each other, they signed each others jerseys, and the coach gave each of them a certificate. The players had a great time eating and playing video games together. We sure will miss spending time with the team!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Mother's Day was somewhat low key for us. We didn't have any big plans. All of the family is back up north, so it was just the 5 of us.
After much discussion and a few tears, we decided on going to Downtown Disney.
We decided to have lunch/dinner at T-Rex, which none of us had been to yet. T-Rex was nice, a little bit scary for the girls. They do not like loud noises, so when the thundering and noises started, they got a little freaked-out, but not bad. The food was good, but way too expensive. It will probably be quite some time before we go back again. I am glad we did it once, but we won't be hurrying back.
Next, we wandered into some of the shops. Here are the boys trying on the pirate stuff in the World of Disney. I guess they never grow up!
All three of the "little" kids tried on the Peter Pan hats. The "big" kid sat this one out. ;-0
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Let's hope that the rabbits don't decide to eat these too. For the record, they have now eaten the bean plants down to the ground. I am not sure if they will grow back or not. I'm hoping they do. So far, we are looking good for future flowers. STAY AWAY RABBITS!
It's Tuesday already. What happened to the weekend? And Monday? Did we take Monday out of the week?
It was another event filled weekend for us. Saturday morning it was up early (earlier than a school day), and off to our annual Cub Scout Family Fest. Well, 3 of us went to Family Fest. And the funny thing was, it was me, and the girls, not my Cub Scout. Yes, the girls were scouts for the day.
Family Fest is an event in which each district within our council gathers at a central location to show the public what scouting is all about. Each Pack, Troop and Crew from the Sand Lake district sets up a tent/booth to show or demonstrate something about scouting. There were lots of cool things to do. The girls made bird feeders out of plastic bottles, ice cream in a plastic bag, a Cub Scout weather rock, and got their picture taken with Ronald McDonald. And that was just a small segment of the booths.
While the girls were scouting the boys were playing baseball. CJ's Little League team had their first playoff game on Saturday morning. I wanted to go so badly and hated missing the game, but in the end, I guess I didn't miss too much. The Royals ended up loosing. It was not a pretty game, from what I was told. The good news is, there is another game on Wednesday night. Here's hoping they play a better game!
Saturday night we were invited to a bar-b-que, but opted to spend some time with grandma and grandpa instead. Grandma invited us over for some pulled-pork and corn-on-the-cob. We needed a quiet night, and that seemed like the best solution for us.
Sunday the kids and I went to the Disney Hollywood Studios with grandma. We had this trip planned for about the last month. We wanted to go one last time before grandma leaves for the summer. We had all been looking forward to going on "Toy Story Mania," and "The American Idol Experience." We got to do both attractions plus many more. When all was said and done, it was a good day. We got to do all of the things that we had planned on and it was just a nice fun day!