Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mommy Date With Lillie

The Saturday before Mother's Day I came down with Strep Throat.  I had some suspicion for a few days, so with a big week ahead of us I went to the doctor and sure enough that's what it was.  We had plans on Mother's Day to go to Church in Nashville where Freddy T was preaching and then spend the day at the zoo with his family.  I was looking forward to this day out, but the way I felt caused me to stay home with Parker and spend the day with my side of the family, which was special for me.  Freddy T. and the big kids had a great day, lots of fun with cousins and family.  When I put Lillie to bed later that night she said "This was the worse Mother's Day of my entire life!  I didn't spend anytime with you and I'm so sad."  It was pitiful.  

I decided I needed to take Lillie on a Mommy Date to make up for the disappointing day.  So we bought tickets to her friend Pipers dance recital for Tuesday night.  
 I asked Lillie if she wanted a necklace or bracelet.  She came back out with pink glasses instead and said she was ready to go.
 We went to dinner.  She insisted I get a picture with her and her Strawberry Lemonade.
 She got cold so moved to my side of the booth.  Then we decided to take a few pictures together.  The waitress walked up on us taking this one.  

 Lillie during the show.
Flowers for Piper afterwards.

Such a fun night with Lillie!

Jack's Broken Elbow

A few weeks ago Jack broke his elbow.  He was playing Freeze Tag, nothing out of the normal.  He came off the slide full speed ready to run instead he got ahead of his feet and landed on his elbow.  He is in a cast for 3 weeks, hopefully next Wednesday he'll get it off.  He's been pretty disappointed to be out of baseball for the rest of the season, but he's had a great attitude and continued to want to go sit with the team in the dugout.

About a month ago he hit a home run and ended up scoring the only run of the game.  I thought for sure he would get the game ball, instead it went to another player who had one of his better games in the field.  After two games encouraging his team in the dugout and showing up to support them he got the game ball.  It was a great opportunity to talk about character over performance.

Now his just claims this Fall is going to be busy... school and fall ball!

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Easter 2014

I'm going to play a little catch up with pictures from my phone.  
Our time in Tennessee has been so good, but our normal rhythms have been off.  Blogging has not been on the forefront of my mind.

We spent an hour one afternoon dying Easter Eggs.  This year I bought each kid their own kit, no need for unnecessary battles!

 My brother and his family came into town from Pittsburgh.  Lillie and Karlee wasted no time getting into the dress up clothes.
 When I was 5 on the Saturday before Easter my mom took me to get my ears pierced.  I showed up at church and surprised my family.  Lillie is 5 now and has asked a few times about getting hers done, so I decided to start a tradition and took her the Saturday before Easter.  She said she was nervous but mostly excited!
 Egg Hunt
 The most exciting thing this Easter was Freddy T. getting to baptize Jack.  A little over a year ago Jack began to believe in and follow Jesus.  We've been talking with him for a while about baptism and Easter Sunday seemed like the perfect time. 

 Our family on Easter.  We're all in the picture.... about all you can say about that.