Thursday, May 31, 2012

A sweet treat...

Anna made an Anti- Bullying poster for a school contest.....and WON!  The guidance counselor bought her a very special caramel apple covered in belgian chocolate as the prize!!!! YUM!!



Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day Fun!!




Our Memorial Day started well when Anna fixed french toast.....YUM!
 

and  Bella had a nice long hike with John in the early morning....
Later, we went to a friend's house for some food and fun!   The kids loved to play volleyball...they were out there for over an hour!
 
The parents loved to talk and NOT play volleyball....

 Ok, the guys did play a little bocce ball.....
 I'm so thankful to those who have given their lives so I can enjoy freedom!!!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Weekend Softball Tournament



 What a strange weekend....I think we've experienced all the types of weather except snow this weekend!  Saturday morning was filled with rain and storms so our Memorial Day softball tournament in Hales Corners was postponed until Saturday afternoon so they could work on the fields.  The girls played a 3:30 game and a 5:30 game....they WON the first game!!!!  Super!!  By the end of the last game people had jackets and coats on and were wrapped in blankets because it was so cold.....silly me, forgot a jacket so John and I FROZE!!  We drove all the way home with the seat heaters on....

Sunday, we left the house at 6:50 am to play an 8 o'clock game.....again, it was chilly...blankets, coats and plenty of hot coffee for ALL!!!  By 9am, the coats had been walked to the car and the shorts and t-shirts were just right!!  The girls ended up playing 3 games, of which they lost all on Sunday....but they worked hard and are learning to play their positions and work together.  The last game ended at 4 pm and we were ready to go home...it was 90 degrees when we left!!

The girls had their serious times...... (Anna is behind the group on the other side)

and they had LOTS of fun times.... (Playing "Ninja" between games)


and they drank BOATLOADS of water!!!!

It's been a fun weekend so far!!!!!!




Friday, May 25, 2012

Fun with Andrew's computer....




 and a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my awesome DAD!!  I Love ya!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Waterpark!!!




The reason that losing so many baseball games didn't make the players down and depressed was....they were staying overnight at a HUGE waterpark!!!  They had a BLAST!  Even the coaches and parents enjoyed the trip!!!

The team stuck together in the waterpark.....
 

 The girlie-girl had a good time too...even with the stinky boys.....
 

 Even Coach Peterson enjoyed the wave pool.....
 

 It was a BLAST!!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Baseball Tournament


Luke and his Richfield Rocket baseball team spent the weekend in the Wisconsin Dells.  They played 4 games, Friday thru Sunday....it was a hot one!!!  Unfortunately, they didn't win any games but they are improving and learning a lot about the game!  Here are a few photos from the games....
Find out tomorrow why losing the games didn't ruin the weekend...............


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day


 Mother's Day was delightful for me!  We went to church as a family, had Subway for lunch, went shopping at Kohl's (had Kohl's bucks to spend), sat on the patio and read a magazine and then had Mom and Dad over for dinner.....it was such a beautiful day!! We missed you Ellie and Walt!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Funny birds



There were some unexpected visitors to our bird feeder on Friday night.....these 2 "quacked me up!"
 

and here's the latest on our bathroom.....last week, drywall sprayed and then painted!!
 




Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday leftovers...



Here are a few random pictures from the week....Anna is ready to make some pancakes....with her 5 pound bag of mix!!!  Gotta love Costco!!!


and here's a photo of her during the room cleaning and rearranging process...as you can see, Bella is so comfortable on Anna's trundle bed....

These Baltimore Orioles are so entertaining....


and my question of the week.....Why do they even make white baseball pants?????