Last night both A and R had softball games (make-ups from 2 Saturdays ago when it was raining). It was COLD!!! The high yesterday was only about 49*, and R's game was at 6pm with A's following at 7:30. We were all bundled up. The wind made it even worse, but the hot chocolate was delicious. Both games were great and many thanks to my brother, sister-in-law and 2 nephews for watching M so that she did not have to get out in the cold.
I saw a glimpse into our future last night...us cheering the girls on in whatever they are doing despite the weather (and loving it no matter what). It also reminded me of my parents and how many games they came to to watch me cheer even though they probably would have rather been doing something else. Especially my Senior Year of high school when it rained just about every game and we went all the way to the State semi-finals....long season into December. Thanks Mom and Dad. I love you and know how much you love me too.
5. The first thing the girls want to know (even before the game starts) is what is for snack.
4. Watching them run...it is so cute...their heads bobble with those big helmets.
3. They have NO CLUE if they won or lost the game. At the end of the game, when they are lining up to give high 5s they always ask "Did we win?".
And even if they didn't, they DON'T care.
2. They are so excited to see who gets the game ball (and I am sure most of them lose it within 10 minutes of getting it home).
and #1. They will stop whatever they are doing during the game to wave at their parents, grandparents or even their friend who is about to cross home plate while they are supposed to be fielding the ball at home to tag the girl out. Precious. (Yes, R did this Tuesday night...I love it. She was more excited to see her friend than to care about the game).
Gotta love those little girls. They are just so adorable.
Our family along with 5 other families headed out to a nearby Pumpkin Farm on Saturday. We had so much fun even though it was so hot out. The children enjoyed watching pig races, a hayride, riding the CowTrain, sliding down a big slide, a hay maze, playing in corn and much more. Here are just a few pictures to enjoy.
Cow Train Big Slide M getting ready to ride the tricycle. A and M riding.
B and K tackling each other in the corn while E plays by them. R leading KA and MW through the hay maze. M feeling the water at the duck race. KA...the soon to be Big Sister. (We are so happy for you A family).
BW and MW (brother and sister) racing ducks. R, KA, Ma, A, and B racing ducks. 9 of the children Waiting for the piggies to come out. The piggies. It was really hot, so the piggies really did not want to race, but they were cute anyway. We had a great time and cannot wait to go back.
Being the 3rd girl means that there is not too much M needs in the way of clothes and toys. However, I saw these cute pjs the other day and had to get them for her. I just love pajamas. She looks so cute, comfy and cozy in them. The rest of us just oohed and ahhed over her when we put them on her. They also make her look so much bigger.
Here she is watching Barney on TV. She just loves Barney.
Most days, M and I play outside waiting for the bus to come and bring A and R back to us. Most days, we stay outside after they get home and play....KICKBALL!!! The other day I grabbed the camera to take some pictures of the kiddos (my girls, 2 nephews and our neighbor) playing. You will also notice my sister-in-law. We have just as much fun as the kiddos do. M likes it when I pick her up and run with her...however, no pics of that sorry!
M on first base. R on first and our neighbor getting ready to kick.
A pitching. R waiting patiently. T pitching to B...he likes for it to go up into the tree...anything else (according to him) is a foul ball. A is safe!
Here's hoping we can have a few more games before it gets to chilly out.