Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Wrapping up Maddie's first season of T-Ball

Maddie finished her season with a little party after her last game.  As always, Maddie enjoyed her season.....she's loving getting her time off of the sidelines, FINALLY!!!!

Jack and Peyton's new tennis clinic

The kids' tennis coach asked them to move up to the top tennis group this summer to challenge them a little more.  Jack was excited and thrilled to do it, without hesitation.  Peyton on the other hand....well, lets just say I had to "make" her do it.  She was more interested in staying in her comfort zone and with her friends.  Never willing to try something outside of her comfort zone unless she's made to do it.

Once the first clinic was over she said, "that was actually fun.....and they cuss a lot!"  Great!  Older group of kids, means a little foul language on the courts I guess.  You can tell in the picture,  Jack is a tad bit smaller than the most of then ( he's the little guy, bottom right, with the hat on).....HA!  He doesn't care tho, the boy just loves tennis!!

Maddie and her DOGS

Maddie LOVES, LOVES Annie and Gus.  She definitely plays with them far more than the older kids.  Just a couple pictures of the little lady with her BFF's.

Maddie's first swim meet

Maddie participated in her first swim meet....and BOY was she excited!!!  You will be able to tell in all the pictures that there was no hiding her excitement!  She swam all four strokes and had SO SO much fun with all her friends!!  This girl loves the social life!!!
Peyton enjoyed her first meet of the season as well, but not QUITE as much as Maddie.  And for Jack.....yeah, he opted out of the meet.  Not quite his thing.....ha!

One of many busy weekends....

Mike had to go out of town for work, so Grandma Jeanne came in to help me get kids everywhere they needed to be.  Peyton had a softball tournament in Chesterfield and Jack had a tennis tournament in Ladue.  Lots of running around....Grandma and Maddie held down tennis (it was an inside tournament, so Maddie thought the AC sounded better than being outside in the heat....smart girl).

Jack won his tournament.

Maddie learned to tie her shoe during Jack's tournament, utilizing a Youtube video.....again, smart girl....

Peyton won her tournament.....AND....she won a hitting contest they had at the tournament and won herself a $20 boombah gift card.

A mom and Maddie date

A random night that just ended up being Mom and Maddie.....Peyton had a sleepover at a friend's house and Jack had baseball practice and a soccer tryout.  Maddie chose Tropical Moose for a quick snow cone......she was happy!!

Jack on the mound

Jack, like any kids his age (I would think) loves when he gets time on the mound.  He doesn't see much pitching time on the Nats, but does on the Thunder....and those might be his favorite games!!!