Saturday, January 3, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g Bee champ!

That's right -1st place in a the 4th/5th grade school spelling be as a 4th grader-  about 400 kids in the 2 grades.  She battled well and came out on top.  We knew early on she was smart- it's her gift.  I am glad she was rewarded on that special day.  I was one proud mamma this day- and to say my stomach was in knots the last few rounds would be an understatement!  She went on the the county bee and made it about half way (competing against 8th graders).  

Baseball 2014

Another fun season of travel baseball in the books.  Started with some kid pitch at the end of the year made for some added excitement!  When we moved to kid pitch Bo got in a lot of innings behind the plate (which was welcomed by him:)  Love the families and kids we play with- none of the drama usually associated with youth sports teams! Not many places this mamma would rather be than at a sporting event!

Kate's special friends

Kate's first sleepover with her best friend Olivia "Liva" time

Best friend, Emma

First day of preschool (3 years old)

First "Attempted" sleepover with Aniston

Kate loves her friends.  She always wants to have a friend over to play! She doesn't understand that Lane and Bo are older and get to spend more time with friends!  Emma is her precious friend at church- they are quite the opposite (Kate=loud, adventurous, not shy, busy.... Emma=quiet, reserved, careful, shy...) but they fit together like 2 puzzle pieces:)  Olivia is her ball field and school friend! They are more alike- so put them together and you've got madness!  They have lots of fun together.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Upwards 2014

I didn't think he could love any sport more than baseball…guess I was wrong, he loves this!

Our church

We have been working on our church directory and these were some pictures we used- I ran across them when adding pictures to my blog so I wanted to put them on here to have for our scrapbook.  Yes, this is a beautiful building, beyond that is beautiful relationships inside…I love my church. The people in it have helped me grow in my faith so much.  I am thankful for my mom who took me to Oak Grove Baptist church every week as a child, which brought about my initial relationship with Christ and now for First Pres, the church home God has given to my family. 

starting them out early...

Lane and Bo complete the "kids marathon" for St. Jude this year- I was really proud.  They logged miles in the fall (2-3 miles at a  time) to reach a total of 26.  (they were supposed to run their last mile in the race, but weather prevented that along with my half marathon:(  Nonetheless, what a great accomplishment!  Way to go guys, I was one proud mom….

The went with me to the expo to turn in their mileage logs- and we found this car that had names of all the participants on it- how cool that they found our names