Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Drillers Baseball

Okay, so it's not a Cardinals game, but for $5 tickets to sit in the outfield on a beautiful evening, I'll take it any day.  Lincoln was stoked about going to a baseball game as it is a recent obsession.  He was, however, slightly disappointed when he arrived and realized he wasn't going to be participating in the playing of baseball. It took a bit of coaxing for him to give being a mere fan a chance.  Once we got past that misunderstanding, we had a wonderful evening.  The kids could run around and play,either on the grass with each other or at the nearby playground or waterpark. The outfield grass area was definitely planned around kids, and I think it's genius.  We've tried sitting in the seats, but Lincoln likes to move around too much, so this was perfect! 

 It pays to be cute, arrive early and sit in the cheap seats.  One of the players handed Skylar a baseball during their warm-up!  She was pretty excited!

Lincoln and his buddies waving their flags!

The game ended with an amazing fireworks show that was well worht the wait!  We took it easy this long weekend, but thoroughly enjoyed our time together.  I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend as well! 
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Friday, May 25, 2012

School's Out for Summer!

So, even though I wasn't teaching full-time this year, I was equally excited when the last day of school rolled around!  I LOVE summer!  I like having no obligations and just coming and going each day as we please.  Add to that, beautiful weather and an excuse to eat ice cream, and there just isn't anything better.  We have our usual summer travel plans to visit the extended family, but a couple of weeks here at home to just savor our time together and be bums.  The first two days with everyone home have gone beautifully.  I told the girls they had to take care of a few neglected chores before we could do anything fun. They got busy first thing Thursday and spent the whole day cleaning, organizing and reminiscing in their room. I worked on the downstairs and the laundry,a nd Lincoln "helped" us all.  We had a very successful day.  We did take a mid morning break for some donuts, but other than that, we just worked on getting a few things in order.  Today was equally as enjoyable.  We took care of a few daily chores around the house, and then headed to the library to begin the summer reading program.  After our visit to the library we had lunch out and came home to read.  The girls spent some time reading to Lincoln, and when he went down for a nap, they both snuggled up and read for most of the afternoon.  I know that doesn't sound very exciting, but it was just what we needed to kick off the weekend super relaxed and ready to play. So, I thought it would be fun to see how the girls compared to their first day of school pics, but I can't really see that much difference.  Other than they were a lot hotter and sweatier after school on the last day than before school on the first day. Oh, and due to my inconsistent photography, they look smaller now than they did then.  Oh well!  It was a nice thought:) 

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!  I certainly did!  I am always a little sad that I don't usually get to spend the day with my mother, but I always love spending it with my kids.  Kevin has learned to spoil me with a nice gift, and the girls always make me something really special. This year they both made something for me at school. Skylar made a portrait of me, and a fill in the blank page with different things about me. It was pretty fun to read.  One of the items to fill in asked about something I always say. She responded "How was school today?"  I told her I am glad she put that, but was a little surprised that she didn't put something like clean your room, take the clothes upstairs, etc.  She hates it when I mention those things to her and frequently tells me that I ask her everyday. She informed me that her teacher told them they had to write something nice. I'm thankful for sweet teachers that know mother's appreciate hearing nice things on Mother's Day! Londyn made a self portrait with out of torn paper, and lots of cards and signs that said wonderful things about me.  It was nice reading those while I ate breakfast in bed:)  We ate lunch at Shogun, a Hibachi steakhouse, which the kids have been waiting to return to for a year now. We went last Easter, and they all loved it. Lincoln was particularly intrigued by the fire! I had a beautiful day, and couldn't be more proud to be the mother of the three most precious kids I know.  I feel extremely blessed to be their mother, and am impressed how each of them can awe me every single day! 
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Thursday, May 3, 2012


Also, and most importantly on Spring Break, we got to welcome Emrie as the newest addition to the Fredendall side of the family.  The girls were super excited to have a new baby around, and Lincoln thought he got a new sister.

 Trent, Kesha and baby Emrie

Dad and Grandma Vi admiring Emrie. 

Congratulations Trent and Kesha!  Emrie is beautiful!