Chris's Change of Command

Chris's Change of Command

Daily Bible Verse

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Game Ball

Of course, I don't have any pictures to prove it, but Luke got the game ball last night after his tee ball game. He has really been enjoying himself this season. I think he is finally getting the hang of all the rules, when to run, how to stop a grounder, which base to run to, etc. He LOVES to bat and run to the bases, but he is quite reserved about running fast. And trust me, I know the boy has some speed.

He made it to first base last night and the first base coach leaned down and told Luke he wanted to see just how hard and fast he could run to second base. When the next batter took a swing and a hit, Luke was off!!!! He was running as hard as he could and just before he made it to the base he fell. I mean dirt in your eyes, red clay on your pants, scrape your elbow kind of fall. He didn't shed on tear, just got right back up and got to the base. He is becoming such a little man.

When the coach pulled the team together to give away the prized game ball, Luke's face lit up like a Christmas tree when his name was announced. He looked right at me with the biggest grin on his face. I'm so proud of my Bubba and how hard he works and tries his best. I think more tee ball will definitely be in our future!

Friday, September 11, 2009

This Is What Happens........

When you have pregnancy brain and pack your children's snacks for school..........

At least I found the cheese only 15 minutes after I placed it in the drawer! Sheesh!

Ode to Homework

One of the things Luke was most excited about for this school year was actually having homework. Yes, seriously. I think he believes this huge step officially moves him into the big boy category. Well, he didn't come home with homework the first day of school and I thought he might be devastated, but when I told him not to worry I'm sure we would get some homework this week he was ok with everything. Low and behold, Wednesday came and in his folder was his first piece of REAL homework. He was to work with me in making a book about himself to share during show and tell next week. Each day after lunch, we clear the table and sit together and work on his book. I have so enjoyed this time with him and he is so diligent in his work. Here is the product we have so far:

Now all he has to do is cut it into pages and put it together like a book. Hooray for homework time.


This is the pose I got for a picture just before Hayley's first ballet class this year. Every time I look at this particular photo, I can't stop singing :

FAME! I'm gonna live forever. I'm gonna learn how to fly, HIGH! I feel it coming together. People will see me and cry, FAME! I'm gonna make it to heaven. Light up the sky like a flame, FAME!

Baby, remember my name





Silly girl! I love her so.........

Batter Up

Swing and a hit!

Another first in our house this week, tball. We had our first game as a Yankee! To be honest, I have been stressed out about how this tball thing would pan out. I was worried about my baby boy's feelings when he got out, missed a pop fly, or didn't know which way to run. I know that we all go through these life lessons, but I am learning it is so much harder on the Mommy side of things. I think I feel the hurt just as much as he does.
Luke's first practice went well. We couldn't be more thrilled with his coaches. They are so patient with all the players, especially those that are new to the game. Luke had a great time and couldn't wait to get his uniform and play in a real game.
We showed up on Wednesday night decked out in our new hat, pants, shirt, cleats, and socks. He even got a new glove and bat for the first game. I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief when I found out:
1) They play three innings
2) They don't keep score
3) They don't track outs
4) Everyone gets to field
5) Everyone gets to bat and run the bases
Whew! All that silly stress for nothing. Watching all the little 4,5, and 6 year olds play ball was such a blast. Luke LOVED every minute of the game. He said his favorite part is hitting and running to first base. He did an awesome job and I couldn't be more proud of my little Yankee.

It's School Time Again!

The first day of Kindergarten and Pre-K went so smoothly this year! Both Luke and Hayley were excited about their teachers and meeting up with old and new friends. Having both of them at the same school is wonderful. We love the program and curriculum. They are both just loved and loved on by this year's teachers as well as their teachers from last year. It does my heart good to know how much they love school and learning. Here's to a successful and fun year.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

10 Year Tally

Chris and I celebrated 10 years of marriage on Sept.4. My incredible husband planned a surprise getaway to Williamsburg , and boy, was I surprised. He asked my sister to come in town on Thursday and watch the kids while we went away. Holly got to the house and Luke and Hayley were beyond excited to see their Aunt Holly. After hugs and kisses and a quick bag packed, Chris and I were on our way. We went to dinner and a movie, toured Old Town Yorktown, shopped, ate some more, went to Williamsburg, and ate some more. It was a wonderful time laughing and enjoying each others company. Strolling around with no plans, holding hands, and talking. Needless to say, Chris did a great job with the surprise. I also may have gotten a beautiful sapphire necklace as a gift too. He still treats me like a princess and I am so blessed to call him my husband and best friend.

So for the 10 year tally:
5 moves
5 cars
1 sweet doggie that is very missed
2 beautiful children and 1 more to arrive in two months!
4 deployments
Trips to Kauai, Big Island, Molokai, Maui, and Okinawa
1 cross country trip from L.A. to Virginia
1 trip to Gatlinburg
2 trips to Disney World (and many more to come!)
Beach trips to Myrtle and Kure Beach
6 weeks of living out of our van last summer
1,000,000 + laughs
Hugs and Kisses (too many to count)

I love you so much, Chris. Thank you for asking me to be your wife. I am truly blessed. To the next 60+ years......I can't wait to see the tally then.