Thursday, June 29, 2017

Andrew Soccer

Andrew played for the Orange Team again in soccer this year and although he played very well his team didn't make it through the first round of the tournament.  It was a rough season with lots of rain out games and then some killer heat . . . his team just couldn't overcome their obstacles.  Hopefully he learned a lot though and kept up his skills.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lakyn Baseball

We may have found this little girls sport!  She LOVED baseball this season.  She isn't great at it but she is engaged the entire time and absolutely loves every part of it . . . that is much improved from her soccer season so maybe we have hit on a winner here.  The tomboy in her loves the dirt and mess of it too.  She had a great team of coaches and had a really fun time.  Her favorite position is pitcher (she doesn't actually pitch, but fields from that position) because she gets to go after most every ball from that position.  She hustles more than anyone else on the team, even if she isn't the best and for that I'm proud of her more than anything!

Andrew volunteered to catch for her team at most games . . . I was also proud of him for giving up his time and energy for the coaches.

Friday, June 23, 2017


Left as soon as school let out to go to Cleveland where Tim's parents had a little graduation party planned for Gavin and Lakyn.  John made this awesome cake for the kids and we had a great visit.  They always make things so special. 

We took a few hours out of our visit to go to an Indians game (a yearly tradition I hope we can continue).  The kids are really getting to the age where this is fun and not so much of a chore.  Plus, the Indians have so many family friendly things at their ballpark . . . play areas . . . . 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lakyn Kindergarten Graduation

At our school, Kindergarten graduation is a really big deal.  They order t-shirts and have a big party and their own program and everything.  Lakyn had a great year in a great class so this was a really great celebration for us.  The day of graduation they have a big kindergarten party after their rehearsal.  The parents in her class went ALL OUT on this party!  I planned the games but the decorating and food committees were amazing!

This game they were turning into elephants and were using these "noses" to knock down water bottles.  They loved t and even her teacher tried it out!  Gavin and Karis of course were there (lucky kids got to hang around for so much this month) to help me at our game.

The big program night.  It was so well organized and the kids did an excellent job!  I was really impressed.

Halfway through the program they changed into their caps and gowns to get their diplomas-so cute.

We got her some flowers and mom and dad gave her a big girl Bible.  (this is their thing, they have gotten one for each of their grandchildren at Kindergarten graduation).

Well, we got them both graduated . . .now on to the summer fun.