Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Yesterday was also a very emotionally and mentally draining day for me. So much so I am brain dead. My title should give a little insight to just how far gone I am right now.
But I will leave you with this. Aren't they precious!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
It was D-R-A-M-A in full effect. (Thanks Hubs)
Last Monday both boys had a baseball game at the same time. Since Hubs is a coach for R1 I stayed with R2 and watched his game. R2's games by the way are only an hour where R1's are an hour and forty five minutes.
So after R2's game was over, which by the way we won, we walked over to the other field to watch R1 play.
As I made my way over to where I normally sit, which is right behind home plate, with my lawn chair there was a playing going on. It involved R1, the third baseman, and the runner. They were in a run down and I stopped to watch and to say hello to the other moms that I sit by.
After the play was over as I round the corner I hear another mother cursing at my child. I stopped DEAD in my tracks. I listened and it took a minute for it to sink in. I was shocked that this mother was yelling at my child. She was cursing at my son!
I won't go into what she said but I was LIVID! I walked over to where I sit, threw my chair down and then threw my purse in it. I walked back over to the end of the dugout where Hubs was standing. He took one look at me and knew something was very wrong.
I whispered in his ear some not so nice language and then walked off. I seriously needed a moment to calm myself. I have never been so mad at a parent as I was at that very minute.
Two other mothers, whom I had just said hello to were like what just happened. We just saw you two seconds ago and you were fine.
I walked back over to where my things were and the cursing mom just looked at me and then looked away. She never said a word. I grabbed my stuff and went and sat on the third base side. My friends Keili and Stella were trying their best to calm me down. As I sat there I could hear her trying to cover herself as she talked about how bad everyone was playing including her child.
I just kept taking deep breaths and slowly, very slowly I started calming down. At the very least she owed my son and I an apology. But to be honest I didn't trust my self to even accept that from her that night. I seriously thought I would hit her if she even came up to talk to me. I kept my distance, a very far distance.
When the game was over, I hurried R1 to gather his things so we could leave. Hubs said as he was cleaning up the mother walked into the dugout and started to berate her child. I felt so sorry for that child. She told them everything they did wrong, everything they should have done, and everything the didn't do. That poor child's self esteem was shot that night.
After we got in the car, R1 said thanks for having his back. I looked at him in the review mirror and asked him if thought I wouldn't. He said no, he knew I would but he said it was nice to hear it and see it. I then asked him if that mom spoke to him like that before I got there. He said yeah, he could hear her but he tried to tune her out. I was so proud of him.
And then I got mad all over again. I kept thinking where does she get off talking to my child like that. I don't even talk to my child like that. Did she think because I wasn't sitting right there it was OK. Because it certainly wasn't OK nor would it ever be OK. I wanted her to never cheer, if that's what you call it, for my child again. I would prefer for her to sit her butt down and keep her mouth shut!
I knew I had alot of praying to do before the next game on Thursday. I had to think about what I would say if she tried to talk to me. I'm telling you I know myself so well I seriously had to rehearse my response or it probably wouldn't have been very nice and she might have ended up with my fist in her mouth. I'm not a violent person but I was still so mad. I kept telling my self to act Godly.
Thursday came and as I walked into the ball park R1 was warming up in the out field. He called me over to the fence. I walked over and he said guess what mom? The other mother apologized to me. The mother said she was sorry for yelling at him and if she offended him in any way she was sorry. I said well good I'm glad she did.
I still feel she needs to apologize to me and to Hubs as well. But I guess she wasn't ready because she stayed at the outfield fence the entire game. Not one time did she sit in the stands.
But I am truly glad she at least said sorry to my son. She needed to. I totally saw God's hand in this. He knew I wasn't ready to face her. And he kept me from acting un-Godly. How wonderful is His grace.
And on a happier note, that night R1's team beat the undefeated first place team!! They played awesome and I couldn't be more proud!!!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Only this year we didn't eat BBQ we had fajitas instead with all the fixings. Hubs did the beef on the grill along with the peppers and onions. He also made the salsa. But the rest of our friends brought all the side dishes. There were even brownies and cookies for desert.
I would like to say we even had some left but we didn't. It was all gone.
After the eating we all went outside to dye eggs, and then hunt eggs, and the have confetti egg fights.
It was an awesome day with great friends and great food. And when all that fun was over we went to Last Days of Christ. This is something we have done for the past 8 years.
It is put on entirely by volunteers from area churches and it an absolutely amazing way to get ready for Easter. Here is an excerpt from their website:
THE LAST DAYS OF CHRIST will come alive with more than 500 actors and workers portraying some of the most dramatic scenes from last days of Christ. We’ll take you back in time as you enter through the city gates of Jerusalem. See Roman soldiers on horseback, walk down the city streets through the market place and view drama players reenacting the Last Supper, Christ before Pilate, Roman Centurions flogging Christ, Jesus Carrying the Cross, Jesus being nailed to the Cross, The Crucifixion, and the Glorious Ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven.
You’ll see Jesus ride in town on a donkey, a carpenter whittling the cross from a tree, Roman soldiers doing marching drills and practicing sword fighting in the streets, Jesus telling stories to children on a rock formation, a cave signifying the empty tomb, a petting zoo for children, and a concert amphitheater with live singers. Scenes include a chariot, brick making, water well, threshing floor, straw cart, olive oil press, and the judgment throne of God.
I hope each of you had a wonderful Easter and remembered the reason we celebrate.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
Friday, April 22, 2011
R1 has been skating several times but this was the first for R2.
But with a few turns of wrench the skates were tightened just enough so he could maneuver around and not bust his behind.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A good friend of ours has his own lawn business and he cuts our grass for us.
R2 is always excited when he comes to do the yard because he gets to help. J always lets him use the blower to blow off the porch and drive way. But Tuesday he let him ride on the mower.
All I have to say is R2 thought he was BIG TIME.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
How about now?
Every night this little fellow finds his way into my glass jar and sleeps for the night. My back porch is lined with all different sizes and shaped glass bottles and jars. This one was actually made by one of my sons classmates last year.
Any way, the other night I watched him fly into the jar and get settled. Then I had Hubs turn on the light to see what he would do. As soon as the light went back of he climbed back in and went to sleep.
Sleep tight little bird, sleep tight.
Monday, April 18, 2011
It was a great weekend!
Just kidding. It was great though.
R2 started us off with a ball game Friday night. Then both boys had games on Saturday. We even had time for a little pizza party in between games.
R1's team won and he played three spots. Starting pitcher, and he struck out the first three up! Then he played first for a few innings and then closing catcher. He played great and I was proud of him.
R2's team won also. He did a great job at short and third. There were two plays that were so hysterical I just have to tell y'all about them.
R2 was playing third and a little girl was running toward third and R2 fielded the ball and tagged her out. She started to cry and R2 went over and put his arm around her to make sure she was OK. When she walked off, he went back to his base. Hubs asked him if she was OK and R2 replied back, yeah, she just doesn't like to get out. It was to cute.
A couple of plays later R2 is still at third and fields another ball and goes to tag out the runner and he just bear hugs him and then lets him go. The little boy keeps running to third and R2 goes up and tags him out again. The boys walks off the base shaking his finger at R2 telling him he was a bad bad boy! Everyone was laughing. It was precious.
Anyway, we get done at the ballpark by 3:30 and head to Lowe's. Next weekend is our annual Good Friday BBQ and we needed to get a few things to finish the yard. Well we really needed 10 bags of mulch but getting a few things sounds more exciting than mulch. Let's just say the yard is complete and looks great. Now we are ready for the party!
Sunday was a fantastic day at church. Kids choir performed meaning R2 had to sing and R1's group got to play the Boomwackers. What are Boomwackers? Go here and here to find out. They are awesome and the kids LOVE them.
Then we came home and I had to run to HEB because we were out of staple items. You know paper towels, milk, bread, peeps, and sour patch jelly beans. Well we have been out of sour patch jelly beans because we have cleaned everyone in 50 mile radius out. They are so yummy.
We also took the boys over to a friends stable to feed two of his horses, Sugar and Splenda. I had bought a watermelon at HEB and I remembered our friend saying the horses loved watermelon rinds. So we cut up the watermelon and took a bowl full rinds over and gave them a treat. I think the treat was more for us. Sugar and Splenda enjoyed it so much. Want to know how I know? They were slobbering everywhere! They couldn't eat it fast enough.
Hubs grilled one of his famous steak dinners for us along with some corn on the cob. I know your mouth is just watering. Just don't slobber like the horses.
Then we just relaxed the rest of the night.
It was a great weekend!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Saturday R1 had a ball game at 9am and we had to be at the park by 8:15am. Talk about no sleeping in. Then R2 had a game at 3pm. We did come home between each game to get a few things done at home.
Guess it's was a good thing that I went to H-E-B Friday night. I really didn't know when I was going to do that and we were out of all the good things. Like French Onion dip, Fruit Punch Sherbet, and Chocolate Licorice.
Any way the 9 am game was delayed because our umpire bailed on us. R2's game started on time but the head coach for the other team argued every call. Really? They are 5-6 years old. Get a grip, teach them the right way, and move on.
OK down off my soap box.
We rushed home after R2's games and I had to jump in the shower because we had a wedding to go to that night and it was about 30 minutes. The wedding started at 7:00 and we made it to the church at 6:30.
The bride was beautiful and the wedding/reception was a blast. They had a photo booth and Hubs and I took a few photos, mostly crazy ones with funky hats and such. And then there was the candy bar. All I have to say about it is YUM!
Sunday we woke up late for Sunday School and I everyone was kinda grumpy. So I made the executive decision to have family day. We just hung around the house for a while and then we ran a few errands then came home.
I was so exhausted that I went to sit down for a few minutes and ended up falling asleep for two hours. I missed a PTO meeting and kids choir at church. But I guess I needed the nap.
I had car trouble Sunday and by Monday the car left stranded at work. The boys both had games again Monday night and there was no way Hubs could come get me. So a friend was sweet enough and drove me 30 minutes out of her way to take me to the ball park.
I ended up having to call my mechanic and he came to get my car. I finally got it back Wednesday. It was not fun trying to rearrange our schedules. But thank goodness for my in-laws and a co-worker who lives in my neighborhood.
Tuesday night R1 had his Famous Americans program. He rocked his speech and like the awesome mom I am I totally forgot my camera. All of the kids did great and their costumes and props were fabulous.
Well here it is Thursday and I'm just now kinda feeling rested and caught up. Only for the craziness to begin again.
Oh and I haven't even said anything about baseball. R1's team beat the first place team Monday night! and R2's team, is undefeated! GO RAYS AND GO METS!!!
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
OK, back to my point. I tried to find something I posted about a wedding and can't. Guess my brain can't think past yesterday let alone several months.
But I do remember what video I put in that post, so here it is again. If Hubs and I ever renew our vows I would love to do this. I thought it was fun and memorable. Enjoy!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I have been so excited for the her and her daughter. I have been witnessing this whole wedding process for months and the weekend is finally here. Yesterday she came into my office and we started talking about things that were still left to do. T's daughter still needs a cake service set, toasting glasses, and songs. Yes songs. We talked about which songs were needed discussed several options.
There is one song that stood out in my mind but I could not remember the title or the artist. Several years ago I went to a childhood friends wedding and she had this song played during the video of pictures of them as children all the way up to their engagement photos. It was perfect.
So I did what any half crazed woman would do. I Facebooked my friend and asked the name and artist. And here it is. I don't think I'll ever forget it now.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Firsts Hubs got his co-workers with an apple pie. A mock apple pie.
What is a mock apple pie? It's an apple pie that does not contain apples. There are several recipes on line for them but Hubs made the one using Ritz crackers. He made a trial run one on Wednesday night and served it to me and it was darn good. If I didn't know it didn't contain apples I would have never known.
Any way he brought it school and left it in the teachers lounge and by lunch it was gone. Then he sent out to the teachers about how when he was in high school his favorite teacher brought some pies his wife had made and they were best he'd ever eaten and so on. The last thing he said the pie you just ate contained no apples. April Fools.
The teachers loved it!
My prank was pulled on my sister in law. I went R2's baby book and took out the positive pregnancy test, put it on my bathroom counter and took a picture with my cell phone. I sent it to her with a text that said, HOLY CRAP!! Calling the doctor this morning.
She called me laughing and I started to cry. Well fake cry. I went on about something about my age and not having any baby stuff. And what am I gonna do with another baby, my baby is 6 and so on. This went on for about five minutes. She couldn't believe what I was telling her. She started to get all serious and was shocked. Then I cried, said her name and she said yes and I said Happy April Fools Day.
She told me I was mean and couldn't believe I would do that to her. But she did say she bought it hook, line, and sinker. Sister never falls for stuff like that. The best was she fell for it!
That had to have been the best April Fools Day prank EVER!
Friday, April 1, 2011
Tuesday night the school district where the boys attend school put on a technology program and the boys were both asked to be in it. The showcase gave the parents and the community the chance to see what they were learning from grades Pre-k thru 12th. It was a wonderful opportunity to see what the boys were learning.
R1 helped out in a classroom where the kids were working on iPods and syncing them with the Mac Book and then making it project on the projection screen. It was really cool.
R2 was in the computer lab where he showed me how logged into the computer using part of his name for his log in and then has a completely separate password he had to memorize. He did great. Then he also had to maneuver the computer from several pages to get to the Kids Corner Page. From there he could play games, work Techknowlege lessons and tests. I was pretty impressed for a 6yr old.
At the end of the showcase there were door prizes given away at the end of the program and guess what, we won three of them. Two gift boxes from Dollar General loaded with out door toys and a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
All and all it was great night. I'm so proud of our district and all they do for our kids. WAY TO GO SMALL TOWN SCHOOL!!