Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Josie's Fast Pitch

Now I really messed these up. They are not in order at all and I'm too lazy to even want to change them around.
This was the first game of the tournament. Josie's team was the first place team. Because of that they had a buy for the first round. This was waiting to see who they would play. That was the never ending game so the team was looking for ways to pass the time. It was so fun watching them laugh and get along so well.This was after the last game. They ended up second. BUMMER. BUT.....they really all played so good. They just had a rough first inning and they couldn't catch up after that.
Stealing was a new concept for her this year. She caught on pretty quick. Both running the bases and when she was catching. I wasn't good at getting pictures of everything, but she stole from 1st base to home and scored.
Josie is the best at tricking people we decided. She looks like this little, tiny, unsure of herself player when she gets up to bat. But bamm, she could hit it good and far.
This was the best part. At her first practice she volunteered to catch. That made my heart swell. I caught, J.C. caught, all my cousins caught, and his causins caught. So really what else could she be better suited for. The other fun part was how truely good she was at it. Being the mom I get so technical and all, but everyone from her own team and those parents to the other teams kept telling me how good she was. She also made the All Star team, but of course I didn't get any pictures. That was really fun. They had the games during the Tremonton 24th of July celebration. They really made a big deal out of it. All the girls had their names announced at the start of the game and then when they were up to bat. They also got a really neat little award at the end too, getting their names announced as they were getting them.
So do I sound like the proud mamma or what?
The sad thing is Dixon also played this summer. But I never got any pictures of him. Boo hoo. Bad mom, bad mom. It got a little stressful. All three had games on the same nights and sometimes at the same time. J.C. and I were always having to divide up and take turns going to their games. Next year I am so happy the girls will be able to be on the same team.

Mercedes Coach Pitch

Oh boy. If you look really close the ball is right underneath her bat. I believe that means STRIKE.

She was always wanting to catch. Which of course made me smile.

This was Mercedes last year of coach pitch. I am so excited for next year when she gets to play fast pitch with Josie. She didn't want to even play this year, but I signed her up anyways. She loved it. She was so good during her games. Always paying attention and moving wherever the ball went. She just plain had lots of fun.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Good Ole Kanab

While J.C. and I were home working on the floors my kids were in Kanab with my parents. I have officially decided that life is not fair. My parents now only live a house and a road away from the best park and swimming pool. Why wasn't it like that when I was growing up?
The pool is great, but it can be cold. This is Dixon trying to get warm.
Having a blast in the pool.

Mercedes giving me "the sad pouty look" when I told her it was time to go home.See what I mean. LIFE IS NOT FAIR.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

An Update. FOR REAL

So sorry if I caused anyone any grief over yesterdays post. I just couldn't help myself. We have had a very busy summer. Working on the house and the yard. Kids baseball, and getting the girls' pig and steer ready for the fair. Which is only a few weeks away already. It seems like I just posted about last years fair too. We had a combined birthday party for Josie and Mercedes on Saturday. Josie's birthday was the first of June, but due to horse camp and the end of school plus moving we never had a party for her. Poor girl. Here is a picture of her at the party. I put it in here so everyone could see my nice particle board floor. Beautiful isn't it?
Well we finally got our real floors in. J.C. and I did it ourselves. Mostly J.C. I just helped hammer some planks, hold the boards while he cut them, and vacuum. ALOT.
Here is a picture of the finished product. The sun was starting to go down so the picture isn't the best and there is a ton of dust on the floor, but owell.
And here is J.C. enjoying a break after all his hard work. I was so proud of him. The floors turned out so beautiful. We still have to put the baseboards down and do the trim around some other edges, but it is finally coming together. I also had the electricians wire my living room so I can put a ceiling fan with a light in there. There were no light in there before. I'm still looking for a fan that I really like though. I want kind of a rustic/western light, but most of the ones I have seen so far are really cheesy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Blah blah blah. The End.