Emma and I had a great time today painting with friends!!! This new place we found was so much fun - I know we will go back and do many other projects now that we have found this little gem...and it's so close to home, too!!
She painted a glittery unicorn, of course...while I opted for the Tree of Love! Our friends chose two other beautiful subjects and I was so impressed with how they all turned out! We are good!!! LOL
So, yesterday we had make up games for the double header that was rained out last weekend. The rain missed up, but the HEAT made up for its absence for sure!
Didn't see to matter to these boys b/c they brought it - two Ws for their first games! 8 - 5 and 15 - 2 victories!
Aaron has made it home behind the plate and I am so impressed with him!! He still plays 3rd base as well and does a good job there, but I think catcher is going to be home. He really has an eye for the field and takes control! It does get hot under all that gear, though so we have to make sure in this Houston heat that he stays hydrated and cool.
He never got out yesterday and he got off a great hit yesterday right over 2nd base and into the gap. Brought in two runs with that at bat. We have a scoring app that one of the coaches is supposed to get up and running soon and I'm anxious to get it - I have a hard time keeping up with stats b/c I'm always taking pics of all the boys. The app will help me with all the details! Proud of him and all his teammates!
We had one last hurrah this past week before school gets started! We headed south to the beach and set up camp in one of our favorite spots!! Then we hit the water as soon as we were set up...could not have been more relaxing!
Last week was our annual camping trip to Rayburn Park! This is by far our favorite place to camp - and it's so fun b/c so much of the family is there! One of these years we are going to max it out and fill all the spots with family RVs!!!
We had beautiful weather all week - a couple summer showers that brought in just enough cloud cover! And windy enough to keep all the mosquitoes away! It was wonderful! The kids swam and dove off the diving board on the pontoon. They skied and road the knee board and the o-ragious! Emma tried skiing for the first time - and while she didn't manage to make it up and stay up, she gave a really good effort and kept trying! She'll get it sooner or later b/c she was up better and better each time this trip!
Picture overload coming your way now from our week - from iphones, my waterproof camera, and my 6D!
Michael and I bought one of the huge mats this summer and it was worth every penny - the kids had a blast!! And some of the adults, too!
We had a blast on our short little adult trip out to the hill country with Steven & Jamie! It was the perfect little getaway!
Our first stop, after all the stops at Buc-cee's, which is mandatory on a Texas road trip, was at a couple wineries in Gruene! I'm a Chianti drinker, through and through, and that proved true here as well! I have to give it to Michael, not being a wine drinker, he was such a good sport about it all!
Last week the kids had VBS at our church! They had such a good time - and I can't believe it's Emma's last year! Well, last year as a student I guess. Next year she will be volunteering to help out with the younger kids. Hard to believe how big she is now!
Last night we celebrated our Swim Season with an awards night. The kids swam in the rain, had ice cream sundaes and then came in to be recognized! What a great experience this was for Emma and for me, too! Emma has grown so much as a swimmer this season and has made some great new friends on the way! She was even recognized by her coaches as Most Improved! Couldn't be more proud of my girl!!!
We had a super busy weekend planned and another that took Michael and I in separate directions!
Emma had Divisionals for swim and Aaron had a tournament...plus it was Father's Day weekend on top of that! We started Friday morning with swim practice, then after a bit of running around and some snow cones we headed to the theater to watch Incredibles 2 with the entire swim team!!! It was a Cuda Takeover of the theater!! That evening we headed to dinner to celebrate Father's Day with Michael's dad - then onto an early bedtime b/c we all had to be up super early Saturday morning! Emma and I headed to the pool at the HS by 6:30 and Aaron and Michael to the baseball fields by 8:00.
We were at the pool all day, but I have to say this time was so nice b/c we were indoors all day!! Since we were swimming at the HS the pool is indoors and we were all "camped out" in the commons area - so AC all day! Yay!!!