Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Last fall Luke wrote me some love notes.

He said I was as cute as a kitten.

Last week he whispered to me, "I'm sorry to tell you this Mom but Paws is cuter than you."

Caleb gave me this card for Valentine's Day. I guess his love for me and the Saints is intertwined.

More cuteness- these pictures of the boys from three and a half years ago.

Love this one!

What has happened to my little guy?


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

1st Baseball Practice

First baseball practice and what does Caleb come home with? Yes, a black eye.

I took this picture from the van so as not to embarrass him or anything. A few minutes later the ball bounced off of Caleb's glove and hit him in the eye.

The coach talked to him and got him ice and Caleb completed the practice. Aaron and I both were worried that Caleb would be upset and want to quit baseball. He was fine, but his eye was not.

1st day- it was swollen, like almost swollen shut.

Caleb was still excited about baseball and said everything was okay.

2nd day- the swelling went down but it turned purple.

He's a trooper!

3rd day- his bruise is turning yellowish/ green and getting bigger. I think Caleb is now enjoying the novelty of having a black eye. Yesterday at Co-op he was asked about his eye repeatedly and he shared the story. He told me to make sure I posted pictures of his eye on my blog.

Last night Caleb had his second practice. Everything went well. The first thing Caleb said to me after practice was, "That was awesome, I had so much fun!"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

B & B

Boys & Baseball

Luke really wanted to play baseball this year. He has been talking about it for months. We went to sign him up and he was so excited. Since his birthday is in March he will be on the 7 year old team with the coach pitching.

We have been practicing and practicing. Aaron has been having to work a lot of overtime so when he gets home it is dark. Who does that leave to practice with Luke? Yours truly. My brothers and sister are probably laughing because I have absolutely no baseball skills.

We have been practicing in the back yard and at the park. The park makes it feel more like a baseball field.

Caleb was on the fence about playing. He has never played before on a team, but he loves playing in the backyard and can hit well. When we signed Luke up several of the coaches talked to Caleb and wanted him to sign up. Caleb thought about it and the next Saturday we signed him up too.

Caleb can hit the ball far and throw really good. We are working with him on catching.

Playing around at the park:

Big A came home from work early one day to practice them and spent the weekend practicing with the boys. There were some tears.

A few days ago both boys had tryouts to see what team they would be on. We spent from 1:45 to 6:00 p.m. at the ballpark. Both boys did pretty good. And they both had a blast playing on a real field.

This week they will be assigned to a team and then practice will start. Then life will get busier. Hoping and praying for a great baseball season!