Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Deker Soccer

Deker started soccer in the middle of Keagan's Baseball season with a league that is very low-key.  They just play on Saturday for an hour.  Deker LOVES it though.  There was three Saturday's that they overlapped and it sure was fun trying to juggle both with Andrew working on Saturdays.  But we made it work. 

Keagan playing Baseball

Keagan started Baseball at the beginning of April.  Baseball season means many evening at baseball practice and games.  This year Keagan played on what they call Prep Minor which is machine pitch.  He loved doing it and it was great to see him improve each game. 

After their last game, the coach gave each boy a baseball with the name of the team, year and the kids name on it.  Then, he had each boy go around and have their team mates sign their ball.  I thought that was a great idea and memento to have for the season. 

Keagan and Bauer's Birthday

Having Keagan and Bauer's birthday on the same day is fun but challenging at the same time.  This year we kept it very low key.  Their birthday this year was on a Sunday, so Saturday evening we all went to dinner and then to PoJo's to play all the fun arcade type games.  The boys had a lot of fun playing and running from game to game. 
On Sunday morning, we had our traditional number pancakes.  When Andrew and I were talking about what to have for breakfast, we weren't going to make pancakes but then I remembered our tradition and it was a good thing I did, because Keagan came down soon after and asked if we were making him a "7" pancake. 

Bauer the big 3 year old.
Keagan our big 7 year old.
Opening the cards from Grandma's & Grandpa's. 
The boys cakes.  When talking with the boys earlier in the week about what they wanted on their cake, Bauer was adamant about having a riding lawn mower.  I asked almost everyday.  Do you want a truck on your cake "no riding lawn mower" the same with with lots of different questions from me and the same answer from Bauer. 
That night we had a couple of friends over for cake and ice cream and opening presents. 
Time to sing.  Andrew and I decided to sing to each boy individually.  Bauer's turn first. 
Uh oh, everyone is looking at me, better hide. 
Now for Keagan's turn. 
We had lots of fun celebrating their birthdays. 

Baby Shower

Two of my really good friends came together and threw me and our little girl and wonderful baby shower.  They did a wonderful job and I had a great time talking, playing those fun baby shower games.  Baby girl and I were "showered" with many wonderful gifts and I felt so loved. Here are just two pictures of the fun evening.

Misc. Happenings

Here are some random happenings around our house in the past month. 

With Spring comes mowing the lawn.  Deker LOVES to mow the law!  He checks on it daily to make sure it isn't getting too long.  Then when it does start to get a little to tall, he starts reminding Andrew daily (or more) that the lawn needs to be mowed and when are they going to mow it.  Deker actually said the other day, the people that make lawn mowers put the middle bar on so that when the kids that can't reach the top handle have something old onto to help push the lawn mower.  Here is a picture of Deker and Andrew mowing the lawn this spring.  Deker will hold on the "help" Andrew the entire time, both front and back yards.  He LOVES it!.  
Mother's Day found me sick with the stomach flu the night before and all day.  I am the Primary Chorister in our ward and I was really sad to not be able to go to church and see all the primary kids get up and sing the songs we had been working on for their Mothers.  Earlier in the week leading up to Mother's Day, Keagan came home from school holding a bag of foot scrub and said VERY excitedly "Mom, it say's Happy Mothers Day, but I crossed out day because I am so excited and can't wait until then, can we do it now."  He then proceeded to tell me how the made the bag and that his teacher told him they just put a little water on and then rub it onto your feet.  Unfortunately for him, we had a very busy week and didn't have time until Sunday evening to actually do it.  So, here I am in all my sick glory, getting my foot massaged by 4 very handsome boys.  I feel so loved. 
Our old 1999 van started having some problems with lots of little fixes in the past few months that Andrew could quickly do on his own.  Well about three weeks ago, the van started over heating very quickly.  Andrew looked into it and thought it was the radiator fan going bad.  After getting the radiator out, he found out that there was a hole in the radiator.  Just a few days of getting that problem solved, we started having major issues with the transmission.  So, the Saturday before Memorial Day found us van shopping.  Our neighbor kindly took the kids for the afternoon so that Andrew and I were able to go out by ourselves, which made the process so much easier.  We found and fell in love with a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country.  We feel so fancy and out of place in our new van with all the things that new vehicles have and without all the little quirks that our old one had.  The kids, of course, are thrilled with it as well. 
I have been wanting a nicer camera for quite some time and a couple of months ago we found a good deal on one.  I have been having fun playing with it.  Here is a picture I took of the boys out front one day.  With sports season in full swing, it has been fun to be able to take much better pictures of my boys out on the field.