Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Highschool Baseball Experience at Minute Maid Park

Our varsity baseball team got to experience a once in a lifetime event on Monday night. They got to play a baseball game at Minute Maid ballpark. 

Those of you who have been reading here for a while know about my deep love of baseball and my even deeper love for the Houston Astros. It is because of this deep love I'm not quite sure who was more excited, me or R1.  I tried really hard to contain my excitement but I'm not all positive I succeeded.


The boys arrived early at Minute Maid and took batting practice in the Astros' cages (let that just sink in here for minute. Our boys got to take batting practice in the Astros batting cages!) and then took a team photo on the field. One of the highlights of the night was were the home team and our boys got to sit in the Astros dugout. (Again let it in sink in our boys got to sit in the Astros dugout! They got to play a high school baseball game on a major league field!)

It was rough night for our boys and we struggled with errors and hitting and we lost because of it.

However, it was an awesome experience and I'm so glad our boys were able to be a part of it. I hope they get the chance to do it again next year. 



The Astros score board. And it had our team and roster listed at one point.


Pre-game warm up

Friends since kindergarten
 


First at bat and R1 with a foul tip

Got hit and took off!




  


Monday, April 3, 2017

2017 Baseball Season Is Back


Baseball season is here!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Can You Smell Spring in the Air


I'll just leave this right here for you. Opening day is Monday. Let's go 'Stros!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rally Killer

Yep, this kid right here is killing it this year. He's having a great season so far.





And one of him hitting, just for good measure. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

It's that time!

Ahhh, it's that time. Yes, it's baseball season again and all is right with my world. 

Pitchers and catchers have reported for MLB and high school baseball season has begun. 

And as usual, be still my mama heart. 


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hello, How Are You

Well hi there!

I am happy to say to that our house has mostly recovered. 

R1 had the shortest case of the flu ever. I am so very thankful for that and I attribute it to an early diagnoses. He started showing symptoms on Saturday, Sunday tested positive for the flu and had a full dose of Tamiflu, Monday ran low temp all day and by Tuesday he was fever free and feeling much better. 

My upper respiratory infection was short lived as well because of early diagnoses. Hubs still has that lingering cough but it's not nearly as bad as it was a few weeks ago and well knock on wood, R2 has remained untouched by all of this sickness. 

In other news we are about to begin high school baseball season in two short weeks. And this makes me one happy girl. I'm so over football season. I think I was probably over it before it even started. And Spring Training for MLB begins February 13th with pitchers and catchers reporting. Yep, baseball season is here!

And now I'm off to purchase my supply of dill pickle sunflower seeds for the upcoming baseball season. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

12

R2 turned 12 this past Saturday. 

How did we get here so fast? Where have the last 12 years gone? When did he become old enough to cook breakfast without any help. When did he become tall enough to grab things off of the top shelf in his closet? 

Wasn't it just yesterday Hubs and I were bringing him from the hospital? Or even dropping him off for his first day of Kindergarten? 

Please time slow down, I don't think I can take it anymore.
 
R2 I love you more than you will ever know!




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I'm Waiving the White Flag

Well we are only one week into the new year and I'm already waving my white flag. Yep, 2017, I surrender. 

Hubs has had some upper respiratory/sinus issues since school went back. R1 has the flu and me, well as of yesterday I was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection but tested negative for the flu and strep. And knock on wood, R2 has managed to remain healthy, for now. 

I have hosed the entire house down with Lysol. I've washed all of the bed linens and all of the throw blankets. I have used more Clorox wipes than I ever thought possible and I've washed my hands so many times I'm seriously considering using O'Keeffe's Working Hands.  

I think it's safe to say that the great sickness of 2017 has descended upon us. 

Hopefully after multiple doses of Tamiflu and antibiotics we are on the mend. 


 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy 2017

Happy New Year!

We rang in the new year at home this year. While I missed being with our friends, it was nice to just be home. 

Hubs cooked, we played games, we watched movies, and pretty much just relaxed until the fireworks started. R2 had been chomping at the bit to get out there and light'em up. So as soon as it got dark he was raring and ready to go. 

I have a love/hate relationship with fireworks. I love them because they are pretty but I hate them because they freak out my dog, Cookie. We have to medicate her twice a year because she turns into a Nervous Nelly. But by the time midnight came around the meds were worn off and as much as I tried to swaddle her in her blanket and cuddle with her she just wanted down to wander around the house and make sure the all of the wall were still holding up the roof. Other than the firework activity our weekend was pretty low key.

So here's to another year and the hope that it is amazing!