Friday, April 17, 2015

Doing All the Things...

So yeah. Life is sorta overwhelming at the moment.

Remember when I said tball was going great and not really that stressful this year?  Well... that's still true in a way, but tball added with work, and kindergarten, and the wrapping up of the semester for both mine and Nick's classes, and home renovations, and birthday party planning sorta results in that feeling of drowning in ALL THE THINGS. Our house is an absolute disaster and I haven't cooked dinner in lord only knows how long.  Seriously... like, did I cook last week at all?  Nope.  Not one single time.   Add in that it's allergy season and we are all feeling sorta like crap, AND the fact that my glasses broke yesterday (MY GLASSES!) and we end up in a situation where our entire household is running on steam and adrenaline and I am not exactly sure what to do about it.  I mean, beyond just keep going.

So that's what we are doing.  We are rolling with it.  I am trying my best to get home from work in time to give Henry some down time before we shuttle off to tball.  I am delegating to my TAs as much as possible for my class, I am trying to be focused with my time at work so I am as efficient as possible, but it's wearing me thin.  It's wearing all three of us thin.  I am looking forward to some things dropping off my plate, and first up is the teaching which will wrap up in two and a half weeks.  Next Henry finishes kindergarten (FINISHES KINDERGATEN!) in 28 school days.  Then... well then life sounds pretty awesome.  We officially booked our trip to Disney and will be out of town for three entire weeks this summer.  For now we will just keep going and look ahead to the days where I can maybe cook dinner once or twice a week.  Maybe next month...

For now, here is a picture of Henry from his tball game last night.  The Cardinals are 3-0!  It's an excited time.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Game Ball

We are seriously loving our tball team this spring.  It helps that we are 2-0, but really I think we just have a great group of kids, coaches and parents that are coming together to make it fun.  We had games on Friday and Saturday this weekend and in the second game Henry got an out on 2nd base and earned the game ball.
As Coach was talking about who was getting the game ball, a boy who he had seen play for three seasons and keeps getting better, and who got a big out on 2nd, Henry started to get the feeling it might be him...
That smile!  He is one of the littler kids on the team this season since we have 5 and 6 year olds, but he is growing every single game and it is so fun to watch.
The winner of the game ball always counts down the final huddle at the end of the game.

Love this boy.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Easter at the Farm

So Easter happened!  And I am finally blogging about it!  Settle in for a seriously long picture post!  (Or... you know, just click away now.  Your choice. I will never know!)

Easter morning basket fun. 
A double decker couch, because it's awesome. 
Pokemon... some reason
Puppets! We have a thing for puppets around here.  Super Kitty has become a fast family favorite.

Easter afternoon we spent at my parents farm.  They used to always to a big Easter with lots of extended family, but the last couple of years we decided not to do that... holidays are hard after really hard loss.  But this year it felt right to invite people back to the farm and celebrate together.  Here are my sweet parents with the farm house in the background.  You can sorta see all the tables set up. There were 30 people and it was truly wonderful to spend the holiday with so many people we love.

Now, to all the PICTURES.  Henry in his Easter Best
Cici in hers!

 Great Mawmaw with the babies and Super Kitty... I love this picture so much

Fence pictures... an Easter tradition
 Candice and Lucas

 Another tradition... it will be fun to line up these holiday pictures of the two of them in a few years and watch him grow!
 Carole and Nana
 Grandaddy and Great Grandma
 Grammy and Grandpa
 Wil and Gayla
 Boo and Chris
 Mamaw, Natalia and Aunt Josie
 So. Jealous.
 Grandaddy and GrandVal
 There are only the two kids,  and we weren't sure there were enough eggs...
 Cici on the hung
 Turner out they each filled three baskets and had to dump them and go back out and keep searching
 That's right.  Three baskets each
 I just like the hunting pictures
 So I am going to keep sharing them
Yeah... there were plenty

 The large tub should have tipped us off
 Carole and Cheryl
 Marlene, Carole and Cheryl
 My adorable parents
 Mom with Mamaw and Aunt Josie
 Nick with Super Kitty
 Us with Grandaddy and GrandVal (and tweety bird)

The babies with Natalia

 And that's all!  Happy Easter (One week later...)