Saturday, June 20, 2009

What was he thinking?

Oh what a beautiful day it is today!! We are going to my Mother-in-laws to grill burgers and let the kiddies play in the pool :)
Kaden is starting to talk a little more now. He says 'hi', 'baby', 'bee', 'ba' (for bath), and tries to say 'all done'. I also taught him where his ears are, and how to grab them and pull them out while filling his cheeks full of air in order to look more like the monkey he is :) Now I am working on me asking him 'where's mommy's heart' and him hugging himself. I also want to teach him that he is 'mama's baby'.

So Thursday night Dustin and I went outside to clean up the yard and get ready for bed, and we came across this...

Also, what the heck was my husband thinking when he bought this...

I am trying to diet, and this is my favorite gum! I just want to sit down with this whole bucket and eat it like food. It's like putting a alcoholic in a bar but saying he can't drink. What a jerk!! haha

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Oh the Disappointment

I am extremely disappointed tonight as we missed an amazing baseball game. We had sand volleyball at the same time that Harley had baseball so weren't able to get there until the last half hour. As we were walking up, Harley was up to bat...*swing, crack*...HOMERUN. Only to find out that that wasn't the only thing we missed. He apparently had an amazing double play when he was in the outfield. He caught the ball and threw it to the 2nd baseman who in turn got the other kid out. DOUBLE PLAY!! And apparently it was AMAZING! One of the coaches came up to us and asked if we saw it, which regretfully we missed it, and went on about how great it was, and how the game was boring until that play, and how Harley left his feet and jumped in the air to catch it, and how everyone was standing and screaming and cheering, and how after that the team was pumped...and we missed it! We missed it! DAMN! Damn that kid is good...and he is all MINE! MUAHAHAHAHA! His other hit was also a good one, but only a double; still good for a 8 year old though! I have to give credit where credit is deserved though, Dustin has taught him everything he knows, so good job daddy!!
I think tonight might be our last year playing volleyball. Schedule conflicts are causing us to rely on grandparents to take him to games and I can't stand missing them. I think next year we will concentrate on Harley's sports because he will be starting football too, and eventually I'm sure he is going to want to play basketball. Also, before we know it Kaden will be starting T-Ball and I couldn't imagine what our schedule will be like then!!
Well, it's going to another busy weekend. Tomorrow is regular softball, Saturday is an all day softball tournament, Sunday we have a friend's college graduation to attend and then Harley also has another baseball game. WHEW!! On a good note, we don't have to worry about planing our grass seed in the backyard because we already got that done yesterday...WOOHOO!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kaden's Favorite

So it started a few weeks ago, after his bath we went to his room to get him dressed. Well, right next to his changing table is a window with the curtains that I bought for his room. They are Winnie the Pooh, and they have some butterflies and bees that buzz around on them. He found one of the little bees, and now he can't stop talking about it, literally. Every time we change a diaper or get dressed, he points to this little bee and says 'bee'. Of course it is a easy word, but it's just so darn cute I can't help brag about it. He loves this little guy with his whole heart. Just had to share that.

Also, my little guy is sick right now with a fever and runny nose :(

Update on Harley...When school let out we decided that he was old enough to have a small chore list and of course we would give him an allowance every week. We decided that for now $5 a week was enough for a 8 year old. Well I made up a spreadsheet and printed it out so he could post it on his bulletin board. He has a small list some of which include cleaning his room daily, feeding the dogs, and picking up poop (with a pooper scooper thingy of course). Twice a week he can surprise me by doing something small on his own and if I can't figure out what it is then the next day he can cross one of his chores off his list. Well, he is doing AMAZING. He wakes up almost every morning and before I even know he is up he is off and doing his chores. I am so proud of my lil' brat...haha! He even helped us do some yard work back a week ago!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Harley's Baseball Games

Harley is doing AMAZING at baseball. Last night he hit a triple; straight over center's head! It was so awesome. There is something warming in a mom's heart when she overhears people whispering "man that kid is good". I have a strong feeling that Harley is going to be very successful at any sport he plays. He is already quite amazing at football, basketball, and baseball. Now if we can just keep his academics up to par, he should have no problem getting a full ride to a great college down the road. I just pray that he never gets 'bored' with sports or gets mixed in with the wrong croud. I don't want to turn into a parent who forces sports on their kid; but when I know how good he and what he is capable of, how can I not if it would come to that? Especially when I have nothing but regrets for quitting basketball when I was in Jr. High. I am very proud of him!
This wasn't his triple, this was only a single. For once I actually got the opportunity to see him hit his triple instead of being behind the camera!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

ABC's of me...

A - Age: Almost 28 (July 17)
B - Bed size: King
C - Chore you hate: Cleaning the Bathroom
D - Dog's name: Rocky & Tito
E - Essential start your day item: Coffee
F - Favorite color: pink or red
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: 5'7''
I - Instruments you play: Piano
J - Job title: Mother, Wife, Childcare Provider
K - Kid(s): Harley (8) & Kaden (1)
L - Living arrangements: With my beautiful family in a place to small for us!
M - Mom's name: Deanne
N - Nicknames: Hun-bun, Kris
O - Overnight hospital stay: Apendix in 8th grade and 2 C-Sections
P - Pet Peeve: Rude people, People who can't drive, Wind in the winter!
Q - Quote from a movie: Edward Cullen: And so the lion fell in love with the lamb. Isabella Swan: What a stupid lamb. Edward Cullen: What a sick, masochistic lion.
R - Right or left handed: right
S - Siblings: 1 sister; 1 brother in law; 1 sister in law (they count just as much as my real sister does :)
T - Time you wake up: alarm is set at 5:45 but hit snooze until about 6:30
U - Underwear: comfortable!
V - Vegetable you dislike: Peas
W - Ways/Reasons you run late: I'm never late! I hate being late!
X - X-rays you've had: teeth, shoulder, knee, lungs...
Y - Yummy food you make: Chicken Ceasar Pasta...SOOO NUMMY
Z - Zoo animals you like: Tigers

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

One More Day

Got this in an email and thought it was worth sharing...

*Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play.
*Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.
*Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.
*Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck and I will buy you one if he comes by.
*Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about what you are going to be when you grow up, or second guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.
*Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won't stand over you trying to fix them.
*Just for this afternoon, I will take us to McDonald's and buy us both a Happy Meal so you can have both toys.
*Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story about how you were born and how much I love you.
*Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the tub and not get angry.
*Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.
*Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours, and miss my favorite TV shows. *Just for this evening when I run my finger through your hair as you pray, I will simply be grateful that God has given me the greatest gift ever given..
*I will think about the mothers And fathers who are searching for their missing children, the mothers and fathers who are visiting their children's graves instead of their bedrooms, and mothers and fathers who are in hospital rooms watching their children suffer senselessly, and screaming inside that they can't handle it anymore.
*And when I kiss you good night I will hold you a little tighter, a little longer... It is then, that I will thank God for you, and ask Him for nothing, except one more day...............

Just some random pics...

Kisses for mommy... Kisses for daddy...
He wasn't sure what to think....
Anyone need to wash some clothes...
Rockin' the hawk....
Boy oh boy...yup that's it, boy...too many boys...
I'm taller than mommy...
The monkey wanted a pic...
Pop Fly...
One of many homeruns that night....

Sports Schedules

Volleyball Sertoma Court #4
May 28th @ 6:00
June 4th @ 6:00
June 11th @ 7:40
June 18th @ 6:50
June 25th @ 7:40
July 2nd @ 7:40
July 9th @ 6:00
July 16th @ 6:50
July 23rd @ 6:50
July 30th @ 7:40

Harley's Baseball
May 10th @ 5:45 CK # 4
May 13th @ 5:45 16th St.
May 17th @ 7:30 CK #2
May 18th @ 5:45 Solheim
May 26th @ 7:30 Solheim
May 31st @ 5:45 CK #1
June 4th @ 7:30 Solheim
June 7th @ 7:30 CK #4
June 11th @ 7:30 Solheim
June 14th @ 5:45 CK #2
June 17th @ 5:45 Solheim
June 21st @ 5:45 CK #2
June 25th @ 7:30 Solheim
June 30th @ 5:45 Solheim
July 5th @ 5:45 CK #4
July 7th @ 7:30 16th St.

Softball Friday @ 6:30
May 7th Clem Kelly #6
May 15th Clem Kelly #8
May 22nd Clem Kelly #6
May 29th Clem Kelly #5
June 5th Clem Kelly #10
June 12th Clem Kelly #10
June 19th Clem Kelly #8
June 26th McQuades
July 10th Clem Kelly #5
July 17th Clem Kelly #6
July 24th Clem Kelly #9
July 31st Clem Kelly #8
Aug 7th Clem Kelly #6
Aug 14th Clem Kelly #8
Aug 21st Clem Kelly #9

Another busy weekend...

This weekend is going to be yet another busy weekend. Oh how I love summer...
Tonight is Volleyball at 6:00 then rush home to get Harley ready and to his baseball game at 7:15. Good think he plays at Solheim during the week, that makes it easier.
Then all day Saturday we plan to work and finish our backyard. We didn't get very far last week because after doing some prep work, which took over half the day (bettering our dog kennel, putting new bricks in front of the shed, replacing some of the bricks that were destroyed this winter with the salt we used, raking, mowing, pulling out a couple small trees, building a planter around my lilac bush, etc) we ran out of energy from our 'oh so hot' sun! I got burnt to a crisp and didn't want to plant the seed.
Then all day Sunday is a Softball tournament for Dustin and his softball team. Come and join us at Clem Kelly. The first game starts at 9:o0, and depending on if they win or lose with determine what time the next game is. So feel free to come and keep me company :) Then at 7:30 Harley has another Baseball game at Clem Kelly.
So it's going to be another way to quick weekend for me.