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!!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Buster is back in town

Annie and Gus had their friend, Buster, stay with us for 10 days!  They were all good.....walking three dogs is a little bit more of a task than walking 2.....but they are all wonderful together!!!

Sluggers win the Hustle City

The Chaos host the Hustle City every year.....the championship game this year was between the Sluggers and the Black Widows.  The Sluggers came up on top.....

It's definitely weird seeing Peyton play on the same fields, against some of the same clubs and in the same tournaments that I played in....oh so many years ago......

Memorial Day at the Farm

Nobody made it to the lake this Memorial Day, so we all headed to the farm to at least celebrate together for one day.  The kids (and dogs) had fun and played and swam their little hearts out.  Gus thinks he could make a good farm dog.....but that curly hair of his might not be good for the farm.....

Jack's 9th Birthday Party - SKY ZONE

Jack picked a handful of his friends to join him at Skyzone for his birthday party.  We did it after field day, as they get out of school at 11:30 on field day.  So, after a full morning of field day fun and an afternoon of Skyzone fun, these boys should've been TIRED!!!!

They had a ton of fun, never quit bouncing until they had been told it was time to come out (like 5 times!).  :)
They were wild and crazy, but they had so much fun and Jack had a smile on his face the entire time. They are all good boys......with LOTS of energy!!!