Sunday, April 27, 2008

Take Me Out to the Ball Park....

For all the complaining I do about the hustle and bustle of having three boys playing ball at the same time, I have to admit that there is nothing quite as fun as opening day at the ball park. The weather report was awful, but just to prove he loves baseball, God blessed us with a beautiful sunny day to start the season.

Here are some pics from the day....

Matthew spent the day grinning from ear to ear. He was chosen to present an award from to the president and vice president of the league during opening ceremonies, so in front of a couple hundred ball players, and several hundred proud parents and grandparents, my boy got to trot across the field holding an award almost as big as he is and present it. Needless to say there was an audible "Awwwwwwwww....." as soon as he started out. His game was GREAT. Ms. Nancy from school came to cheer him on, and his grin got even bigger. I didn't think that was possible. If you are ever feeling crabby...just go watch tee ball. I haven't seen that many adults smiling at the same time in awhile. Here's my boy "in action"

Ricky had a great day as well. Here Ricky and his best bud Dylan laugh it up...
Ricky came ready to play yesterday! I was super proud, as was coach Dad. His team got creamed, but not for Ricky's lack of effort. We played our least favorite team...but it was nice to get them out of the way. Our kids did great and had fun...which is really what it is all about! Here's my Rickster looking like a pro... My sweet Noah had to move up to the majors this year, which was stressful for ME! I was so worried that he would not be able to hang with the "big dogs". I am beginning to see that maybe it is me that is just a worry wart, and he is just fine. Does he look out of place here?
Or here??? That's Noah looking to his base coach for the sign to steal...which is his favorite thing to do. If he gets on base (which he did two out of three times yesterday!!!) he will steal every base he can. Noah continues to amaze me every day. His team won 7-6. Go Mets!!!

We were at the ball park from 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m. Thankfully Paula volunteered to come watch the girls for the first part of the day, and then she came out to the park later to watch Noah play for a bit. I'm thinking of pitching a tent at the ball park and just living there until June...we'll be there five or six days a week!

God is good. All the time.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Party's Over....

Uggghhhh....back to work tomorrow. After a week of "sleeping in"(ha!)...and not HAVING to do anything, I am in the dreading work mode.

Break has been good. Puppy Cakes is no where near being house trained. She enjoys pooping in Noah's room. I don't blame her, it is a pig sty...I've now nicknamed his room "poo poo palooza". He's remembering to shut his door more often. :)

Here is my list of things that I will never ever do again over spring break...

1. Let your husband promise to buy your son a new Power Wheels motorcycle if he will just let his sisters ride his motorcycle without crying.

That Matthew has a mind like a steel trap when it comes to getting things he wants. My husband had thought that Matthew forgot about it, and was quite pleased with his problem solving, until Matthew was at Toys R Us with him. Upon spotting the new sporty red Harley Davidson Power Wheels Matthew jumped on it and told Brian "You can get me dis one dad...just yike you pwomised..." What was Brian going to do? Luckily the manager was willing to sell him the floor model. It saved a few bucks...

2. Take all five children to get hair cuts at the same time. No explanation needed.

3. Put away the winter clothes.

4. Get hair highlighted and cut at Fantastic Sams. (I was wanting to get pretty, but feeling rather broke after Power Wheels and paying for hair cut for all the kids...)

I should have ran screaming when the lady whipped out one of those caps...but I didn't. I should have said "no need to trim things up" but I didn't. I should have jumped out of the chair and ran like hell as she started to just randomly lift up chunks of my hair and snip away. Instead I just sat there. Big mistake. It didn't look THAT bad at the time...or maybe I was just in survival mode... but the next morning reality sunk in.

Needless to say, my "cheap" haircut ended up costing me double and then some. I went to Tricho at the mall and had to have them fix both the cut and the color. Should have went there in the first place.

I did no sewing over break. Ricky is nagging me about making some dragon pants. At the rate I'm going, I may make him some dragon shorts. I didn't read any books, didn't get a chance to watch my soap, and didn't get any great naps in either. (Damn those toddler beds!!) My days of throwing the girls in their cribs and sneaking downstairs for a nap are over!

Things could always be worse. At least we have no house guests. Oh mil and my nephew are coming to visit next month.

On the brighter side of things...I am looking forward to winning Missy's 100th post contest, opening day for baseball, and June 7th.
God is good. All the time.

Monday, April 7, 2008

A picture is worth 1,000 words....

We got our new puppy on Saturday. Despite my objections, it looks as if she will be named Puppy Cakes. Silly yes, but it kind of fits her.

To say the kids are thrilled would be an understatement. Clara has taken charge and believes the puppy is just for her. Poor Matthew has tried to make her share, but she is quite determined to do everything for this dog herself. She is like a two year old puppy sitter. That poor dog can't blink without Clara reporting it to me. "Puppy cose eyes mama" "Puppy go pee pee mama" "Puppy pay toys mama" "Puppy wake up now mama" "Puppy eat food mama" Ruby per her usual life is good self just runs around after the dog giggling. She has thanks me for the puppy every five minutes or so. Matthew enjoys playing with her as well. He wants her to live at our house forever, and follows the dog around the back yard waiting for her to poop so he can scoop it up. Ahhh...if only that would last!!

I'm not sure who is more worn out, the puppy or the kids. We've had great weather to start out our spring break. I can't believe our luck in getting such a great dog. She LOVES the kids right back, and is not at all put off by the chaos that is our life. Even the cat is tolerating her quite well. She fits right in. :) Noah spent the weekend at a friend's house, thus the lack of pictures with Noah and the new puppy.
Backyardigans Live tomorrow night with the wee ones. Grandma Peggi is going. Should be lots of fun!
God is good. All the time.