Monday, May 16, 2016

A Weekend of Baseball and Softball

The Astros (the mini version) had their first tournament this weekend, which also meant our first overnight trip for baseball! It wasn't too far from home, just on the other side of town...but in Houston the other side of Houston can be an overnight trip!! And especially b/c we had plans downtown already Saturday night and we had early games the second day of the tourney!

The boys didn't come home with the win, but to be fair it was the first time any of them had played coach pitch, too. I was so proud of the boys, though and excited to see Aaron hit off the coach pitch!
Aaron Batting
Our second game actually got rained out so we left early to head downtown for the 4th annual JJ Watt Charity Softball Classic...we go every year and it's always a blast!
We had amazing seats again this year - right behind the first base dugout. The kids literally were able to sit on the dugout and talk to the players and get autographs. Most of the players are so nice and generous with the kids. 
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I was happily surprised to see our former first lady throw out the first pitch, too - I thought that was pretty cool and I wish I'd had a shot of her Watt socks, too! LOL
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We got most our autographs on daddy's Texans hat this year!
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And, of course, our new QB!! Hello!!
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These ladies were sitting by us and pretty much adopted my children for the evening - LOL! I think they might've taken Aaron home with them if I would have let them! Watch out ladies - he's mine!
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And, of course, the man of the hour...
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They Berry Kids are there for every game and they pulled the raffle winners this year...
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It was a great weekend....though albeit a wet one. We had a blast all weekend! Until next year JJ!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend

was mostly spent at the ball park! That is our life these days! Emma's season ended Saturday and I have to say it was awesome watching these girls this season! I can honestly say we could say game by game the improvement in the team as a whole and in each of these young ladies. This was Emma's first season to play and she really blew me away. She didn't pitch the first games, but then decided she wanted to give it a try. Her first few games she didn't get many strikes, but as the season went on she saw more and more and got several strike outs! Our last win was b/c she struck out three girls in a row to end the game!! Can you tell I am one proud mommy - I am ready for next season already!
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Aaron has had one heck of a season as well - this is his third season to play. His team is in first right now and they had a heck of a win over the first place team to take over the number one spot this past week! 
Coach even got doused after that game! It was like playing in the world series!
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These boys were proud...
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and so were their daddies!
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Then Aaron and three of his teammates got picked for All Stars - since we were in 1st place we got four players! 
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They brought their game!
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and in the end it was a tie - which was good b/c friends didn't have to lose to friends!

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They make a great team!
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And today has been a great Mother's Day and end to the weekend! We grilled with family and had a great time hanging out and these little people made it so special!
So thankful to be their mommy!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spontaneous Free Afternoon

So with even MORE rain for us this morning, the fields were too wet to play so all games today got cancelled. We made it to the fields for Aaron's game before they finally called it so all the team was together, so we hit up Crust pizza to eat and hang out for a while. THEN we realized we had the entire afternoon free since Emma's games were cancelled, too. So, what do we do??

Well, Emma and I took advantage and got a three week head start on making her products to sell for Market Day. She wanted to make something with Duct Tape, so we made bookmarks and then we found some cute BookWorm Pencil Toppers to make, too so we made those, too. They all turned out cute!
Market Day
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Then on to the bookmarks...
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I really liked these, too - easy and functional and no more dog ears in books!
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Turned out to be a productive afternoon for her!
Market Day
Tonight the grown ups get some fun, too - we are headed back to Escape the Room with friends while the kids get a sleepover at Teta & Geddo's!!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pics Lately

Just sharing....

This was my favorite pic from the game Tuesday!!
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(Confession - I meant to post it yesterday, but didn't for some reason!)
After the game on Tuesday we went to Chick-fil-A...good b/c I didn't have to cook so late and also b/c it was character night. Shopkins were there!!
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Some of our fellow Astros joined us, too!
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Being silly with snapchat when I had lunch with Emma today.
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Today I was working on my crafty, too. Another confession - I am not extremely crafty, but every once in a while I get on it! I'm trying to redecorate - I've been getting rid of things, but haven't been replacing so things are kinda bare in spots. Guess I am trying to get a blank canvas to work with or something. Well, now I'm starting to find a few pieces and what style I want. So today I painted these to use...somewhere!
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After the kids and daddy got home we got started on dinner and Emma helped me in the kitchen!
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Pastor stuffed bell peppers and fajitas were a hit! We had dinner out on the patio - a regular thing these days - and then after baths we were back out for some popcorn and TV. 
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Now kids are snoozing and daddy is watching the draft. Think I'm ready to wind it down myself for the night!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Astros & Orange Crush

They have both been on a roll...Emma's team has won their last three and Aaron's has won their last 8! They are in 2nd as of right now, but after tonight's win might be in first! We'll see tomorrow!

I'm so impressed with the improvement we have seen this season in Orange Crush! And Emma has surely come a long way as pitcher! Their last win she struck out three batters in a row to end the game and win as we were up by one! It was awesome, too b/c it was a team that we had previously lost to...awesome way to meet them again!

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Cannot wait to see what they do this Saturday!!

And tonight our mini Astros played some amazing baseball! 
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He can turn around when he's up to bat for his mommy!!
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Boys are on it!!
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Striding over home plate!
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I just love watching them both play!!