Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The boys of Spring

They're back! Be still my beating heart.



Friday, March 6, 2015

Basketball All Stars

Guess who made basketball All Stars...this kid

Yep R2 made All Stars. So basketball season isn't over for him just yet. 

I'm really proud of how hard he work this season and this is his reward. 

This is new territory for us as R1 isn't a basketball player and this is only R2's second year to play. I'm excited for all of us. 


 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The boys

So it's baseball season. And those of you that know me, know how much this warms my heart. Baseball is my happy place. 

High school baseball is just getting started for R1 and basketball season is just ending for R2.

This past weekend was a flurry of games, one college baseball game on Friday, two basketball games and one and a half baseball games on Saturday. (half game against a school and half scrimmage, guess that makes it one full game?)

Here are two pictures of R1, his first hit on the high school team and the other of his first catch. He did great and I was proud of him. I could not get over how grown he looks out there on the field. 

  
And here are a few pictures of R2 during one of his two games this past Saturday. He is an aggressive player, so much so he fouled out with only 42.53 seconds left in the first game.  but he also knows the rules and uses them to his advantage. 



Oh be still my heart, I love these boys!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

It's High School Baseball Season

Guess who made the high school baseball team this week?

This guy!


 I'm super proud of him and all of the hard work he put in, it paid off.

Monday, January 26, 2015

70 Days

 Yes I am counting down the days till this...



The three of you that are still here who know me know I love this time of year and I can barely contain myself. And yes, I really do have count down calendar going. It's at work and every morning when I login there is a baseball that pops up with the the number of days left till April 6th. 

I'm ready to hear the words...Play ball! Let's go 'Stros!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Happy Birthday R2

He's 10. A decade old! 

This little boy has brought more love and laughter to our lives than we ever thought possible. 

Mama loves you R2, forever and ever and ever!




Friday, January 16, 2015

The Beat Goes On

When the holidays rolled around back in November the boys started planning their Christmas lists. One of the things they both asked for were a pair of headphones, Dr. Dre Beats to be more precise.

I have been on the fence about this request for some time. They have asked for them before and I have staunchly refused. And with good reason. Over the years Hubs and I have purchased many a pair of earbuds for the boys. We've spent anywhere from $5.00 to $20.00 for a pair of earbuds. And I always had high hopes that they would take care of them and not lose or break them. But that is never the case. Each child has misplaced, broken, or left at school each and every pair of earbuds they were given. 

Dr. Dre Beats are not just your usual pair of headphones. First off is the price tag for a pair of these headphones. Lets just say they are not cheap! Second they have, according to their website, software technology and introduced the possibilities of premium sound entertainment to a new generation. Ummm, OK. 

Anyway, I refused to buy each one of my children a pair of Beats because they couldn't even show me they could take care of a cheap $5.00 pair of earbuds, so there was no way I was going to spend $160.00 on any pair of headphones. 

But for Christmas the boys received money from various family members. Plus they each had money left over from Disney. So R1 and R2 decided they wanted to purchase a pair of Beats with their own money. 

Hubs and I talked about it and ultimately it was their money and they could purchase what ever they wanted. I will say that we did talk to them and basically laid down the law about purchasing a pair of $160.00 Beats headphones. 

So New Years Eve we headed out and my children each purchased their own set of Beats. I will say the quality is 100% better than a pair of $5.00 earbuds. And I'm happy to report each child has taken great care of their Beats. 

 

 R2 has been enjoying his Beats.