Thursday, November 19, 2009

Where does the time go?

It seems like forever since I've done any updates on the blog. It's definitely not because of lack of activities. It's probably because of so many activities that I don't have time to write. The boys finished out the baseball season. Now they are both doing wrestling three nights a week and loving it. Kayla won second place at the County level for a wonderful Reflections photo. She's been busy getting ready to compete for district band in December by participating in a clinic with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Not to mention all of Logan's boy scouting activities. This week we'll be getting the house cleaned up so that we can start putting up the Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving. We'll be busy writing letters to Santa too. Maybe as the month goes on I'll actual be able to upload picutres of all the fun things we've been up to. Until then wishing everyone a wonderful rest of the week.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Red Sox vs. Royals

On Saturday was Alex's game against the Royals. Unfortunately the Royals only had seven players at the game and had to forfeit so it makes it an automatic win for the Red Sox. However, both teams agreed that they would play the game for fun. It was nice for Phil because he got to move some kids that might not otherwise play the infield in. Alex was very excited. He does rotate between the outfield and the infield. Alex had an awesome game. He is very close to hitting it off the pitch (he tends to foul them). He also got a line drive! He loved it especially since he's been practicing catching balls in the air. Of course he got the game ball! He was the happiest little guy around.

Rangers vs. Braves (Back to Back)

Friday night the Rangers (Logan's team) played the Braves. The kids did a great job and seemed to be on fire both offensively and defensively. Everyone was hitting and the team seemed to be in sync. Logan got hits at each at bat. What a great game on Phil's birthday. The Rangers and the Braves met the next day to battle it out again. Unfortunately (our theory is that the field wasn't wet) when they met on Saturday the Rangers lost. Logan did hit at each at bat but after his first at bat he was forced out at 2nd base. But it was still a fun game to watch since it was the first kid pitch game of the season.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Rangers vs. Dodgers

Yesterday the Rangers played a makeup game for the game that was cancelled on Saturday due to what else, rain. Everyone was hoping for a better game last night and boy did the boys do well. Logan was moved to second in the lineup. At his first at bat he got a home run (the first point of the game). When he gets into home plate he picks up his bat and as he's running to the dugout does a little victory raising of the bat. (I so wish I brought a camera for that I was laughing out loud.) At Logan's second at bat he got a triple. Not to bad. Looked like he was going to do the circut with his batting.

At his third at bat he got a single but it would have been a double had he not hesitated as he rounded first. Still was awesome and still resulted in him scoring another run. The other big hitter last night was Mike (first time ball player) getting a home run! What a game.

Logan also had an awesome night playing catcher. He got the ball and was able to tag a runner out at home! He was on fire.

While they were doing the game recap and having a snack everyone was asking about the game ball. Coach Greg asked who they thought was going to get it. Logan said it's me (not over confident is he?)! Sure enough it was him. What a great end to a wonderful game!

Red Sox vs. Cubs

Friday night was a busy night for me. Both Logan and Alex were playing at the same time. I was assigned (my own fault) to do dugout for Alex's team. Thanks to Kayla who did it instead I was able to see both boys play some ball. Alex at each at bat clipped a piece of the ball or fouled it off the pitch. He's so close to being a pitch hitter. :)

He was excited to be able to play shortstop for 2 innings and almost caught a pop up. He's really been practicing that skill a lot. The team ultimately won 17 to 12! The team is now 2 and 1. Their next game will be Saturday. Can't wait to see how they do then.

Rangers vs. White Sox

Well Friday night Logans' team (the Rangers) played against the Red Sox. It was a bit evident that the team hadn't played in two weeks because of all the rain the area has been having. Logan only got up to bat once (and he was fifth in the lineup). He did hit the ball and got a single. He was one of the two runners that scored the entire game. He did love playing catcher the whole game. They ultimately lost 17 to 2 (15 point mercy rule). His coach asked the team, "Do you know why major league teams play a 162 game season? Because they have games like this."

Despite the loss they were all in good spirits. They were ready to play harder for the next game.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Reflections Adventure

Yesterday the family (except me) had the day off as a result of all the rain that we had. Phil took the kids to the park to get out of the house since the sun finally reappeared. He took them in an area that was closed off. (If I was there we wouldn't have gone and I guess they wouldn't have had as much fun.) Kayla is going to be entering a Reflections contest at school and wanted to take pictures that she felt illustrated the theme "Beauty is..."

These are just a few of the shots she took. There were over 200 photos on the sd card but I just picked a few of my favorites to share. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

An End to the Torrential Downpours!

It looks like we are finally at the end of the torrential downpours. I can actually see some sunshine peeking out of the clouds! It's amazing. I'm happy to say that we had no damage to our home or any of our property as a result of the rains. I think Logan is disappointed that we didn't get our kitchen flooded. He said if the kitchen flooded than we'd have an indoor swimming pool. We could take a breath, swim to the microwave, take a breath, and swim back.

Of course my mom in her wisdom said then we could eat out every night. :) Hmm...nope still wouldn't want the kitchen flooded.

Hopefully the waters will recede soon for those that are stranded in their neighborhoods and on the major interstates. My prayers go out to those families that lost loved ones or their homes in the storms.

Monday, September 21, 2009

When Will the Rain End?????

I know I shouldn't complain because until recently our area has been in a drought.... But we've had a week solid of rain. Not that steady nice rain but torrential downpours, thunder and lightening. One day of thunderstorms seems doable but in the metro Atlanta area in the last twenty-four hours we've had between six and twelve inches of rain. So much rain that a lot of local area schools have been closed due to power outages and flooding. In fact one area of a highway collapsed (no one was hurt) due to the wait of the standing water. Perhaps I hate it more because a normal forty-five to fifty minute commute took in excess of three hours this morning.

The forecast - seems to appear that there is no end in sight for the rain that looks to continue through next weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Quotes from the Kids

The other day the boys and I were driving home from the Mall and they decided to talk about what they wanted to be when they grew up.

Logan said that he didn't want to go in the Army because he would be killed. So he wanted to be a fire fighter instead. (Of course I didn't tell him that being a fireman wasn't always the safest job either.)

Alex said he wanted to be a teacher at Duncan Creek Elementary School. First he was going to be a second grade teacher and then he decided that he would be a Kindergarten teacher instead. (I think he enjoys playing in centers. Of course he's not quite enjoying all the new rules that have come with being in Kindergarten.)