Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Take me out...

We went to the D-backs game with both boys. We were planning on taking off early but the kids really enjoyed the game. We had plenty of snacks and a couple other distractions up our sleeve for Josh. By the 7th inning, Josh and I went to the new area for kids. It has a playground with 4 slides and a batting cage to test their skills. Brett and Mike joined us later and we ended up staying for the whole game. Of course Brett and Josh didn't leave empty handed. They got new t-shirts and hats and I caught a t-shirt they threw into the crowd. Actully, I was pretty surprised that I caught it, fans can get pretty rough when they are handing out free stuff. Obviously, I looked like someone who they wouldn't mess with - HA!

Looking forward to a fun game!!

Mike gave in and bought them new D-backs gear. Right before the picture, Brett told Josh to move his hat to the side...too cute :)

Friday, April 18, 2008

I'm Sick, Gimme a Break..

I started sneezing while I was outside watching a baseball game, so I thought it was my allergies, but...It kept going. Despite my great efforts to deny this cold any space in my body, it overtook me anyway. The next day, I was pretty miserable. Sneezing every second and a soar throat to ensure this was a cold. I wanted to curl up in my bed and hide, but as a Mom, you don't have that luxury. So I went along my way.

I planned to go to the temple that morning and I went ahead because at least I can sit quietly for a good hour and a half. I had my kleenex's and tic tacs and I was good. The rest of the day required errarnds and cleaning and kids. By the evening I was pretty much done. With my boys, you need to keep on top of what they are up to or else it can turn into a free for all pretty quickly. I was tired, so my mothering skills had started to slip. Mike didn't get home until 9:00 pm because it was Young Mens so the night kind of took a turn for the worse. Here is my scenario. If you don't have boys, maybe you can get a peek to the other side. I know growing up with all girls, I had no idea.

Dinner - Sandwiches outside on the picnic table. Good for me because easy prep and easy cleanup. Also, the birds can pick up the floor..that is their territory. Brett and Josh decided to have fun with eachothers meals. Brett put rocks in Josh's sandwich and Josh dumped punch on Brett's. When Brett asked for another sandwich, I told him too bad, he should have eaten faster.

Bathtime - I sent Brett to the shower ( he is 7 and can handle this himself..usually). He took this opportunity to streak around the house and Josh joined him. Now, when two boys are running around the house naked, nothing good can come of it. Brett told me to come quick because Josh is peeing in the sink..huh? When I got to the bathroom, he showed me a few places he thought would be fun to pee. Hmm, Now I have to clean the whole bathroom to make sure I'm covered.

Bedtime- Yea right. This turned into baseball practice with the culmination of a light being shattered. I swear I put the bats and balls outside everyday, but they keep coming back!! After Baseball practice, its wrestling practice. Soon, I have to put each child in separate ends of the house and turn off the lights so everyone can go to bed.

Finally the day is over until Dad comes home from YM and brings treats for the kids. Great..Dad it's your turn this time, I'm outa here. :)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Baseball Season

I love Baseball Season. It is fun to watch the kids and hang out. Mike is coaching this year, so we are there early and stay late...so on Game days that means no cooking dinner for me...yay! This year the kids can catch, throw and hit pretty well. They really get a sense of accomplishment because the team is actually working together rather than all converging on the ball and crying when they don't get the ball.

I have also been working part time so that is keeping me a little more busy than I am used to. I have probably bitten off more than I can chew, of course, because I think I can do everything, sound familiar?? So I have had to learn to back off and take baby steps. I am so ready to move forward and I am going to have to wait until my family is ready to move with me.