Thursday, May 24, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Another baseball season has come and gone and Hunter and Drake both had the best time playing with their buddies.  We at first thought it was a good idea to try and get them on the same team since they are playing in the same league....but now I am so glad it did not work out that way.  They both got to play with their own friends in their own classes and having 2 boys very close in age who compete over
I am so glad they got to each have their own team, their own stats, and their only competition was a bunch of other kiddos from other teams.  Their teams fortunately never had to play each other and it was a great season!  We had a lot of rain on Saturdays so  lot of them were played during the week, but it is just getting us ready for the future I suppose! 

Hunter's first game.  They were the Texas Rangers again this year!  We hope to be pulling for them again in the world series this fall!

Lets be honest...who can resist a little boy in a baseball uniform!  

Drake and Dawson watching their brothers play from the outfield

Drake's first game and he was on the Milwaukee Brewers...
he was so happy to be playing this year and got as dirty as possible his first game.  Why white pants....WHY?!!!!!

 Jack White of the White Stripes was their to watch one of his kiddos.  He totally knew we were taking a picture of him and not really taking a picture of me and another mom!


I only got pictures of their first and last games sadly, but I have to say I was amazed at how both teams vastly improved throughout the season.  They literally, by the end, were able to field a ground ball, throw it to first base and actually get someone out...on both teams!  I saw someone catch a pop fly, they all slid into home base, and overall I was so impressed.
Drake had to fill in on Hunter's team one game and even hit the ball over the fence!  It was incredible!  Probably more so for Drake than for Hunter, but Hunter was a good sport about it and cheered his brother on when he ran home.
Drake also got to play on another team, The Red Sox...
[he was recruited illegally]
they needed a strong arm to help them out and he got named "The Beast"

Hunter's last game
"The Beast" is Hunter's biggest fan....but you do NOT want to go up against this!

My boys...they both sat in each other's dugout during most games.  I just love this and cannot wait for years and years of this to come!

warming up with the Dad's

Sliding into home

Hunter and one of his best buddies, Drew...they wont be going to kindergarten together next year, but I have no doubt they will stay best buds!

Drake's last game

warming up before their last game
Playing first base and getting someone out! 

Getting another one out! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tea for Two and Two for a Circus!

Drakey's class had a Mothers Day Tea for us Mommies.  Outside the room they post the portraits they made of us and a series of questions they had them answer.  They do it for the Daddies too in March and I have no idea why I didnt post those!  But Hunter did them too last year and they are so sweet and also some are very very funny!

Last year on the questions" What does she look like?"   I was nervous to see what Hunter's answer would be.  You see, both Hunter and Drake like to tell me (innocently, they are just honest) when it is time to go see my hair lady, Marci  because I have "black roots."  Fortunately neither one said that, BUT a friend of mine's daughter said her mom "had yellow hair with brown on top...I still think it is hilarious!  I also love the ones where they say their mom is 90, or 4.  
They sand 3 of the sweetest songs...except that even though I would har Drake sing them at home, once we all got in there he stood there with his hands in his mouth or  with his hands behind his back looking down.  I have never seen him that shy before, but it was still so cute. 
The food table with the food the kiddos fixed.  Drakey was making a plate for me and then they went back and made one for themselves.  

They made all of us Mommies some "princess crowns."  I LOVE being a princess, and now I get to continue to be the only one in our house!  (Well aside from Bella of course)

The gift he made for me...which he quickly opened up for me too..

The Westminster School Circus!!!!!!  
It truly was the cutest show I have ever seen and I cried throught he whole thing.  It was pathetic.

And what better way to watch a circus than with Popcorn

All the 3s and 4s came in to watch too and Drake once again got shy and would NOT look at us to take his picture.  But he is still super duper cute!

Very irritated that we were still trying to take his picture.   Not cool Mom and Dad, not cool.

And then the music started and the kiddos paraded in...and my waterworks began and since next week is Hunter's last week of pre-school before he goes off to Kindergarten, I am worried they are not going to stop!   But it was just the cutest thing I have ever seen!

And heeeeerrreeees Hunty!  He wanted to be a puppy in the circus so badly that he actually wrote a letter to his teacher about a month ago asking if he could play that roll.  And he was the best puppy I have seen!  He was very into his role. ...I was so shocked!

After the parade were each act.  The kiddos all learned songs that went with each act and they were all very into it.  It was such a treat!
First was the elephant and elepant trainer

Then came he lions that jumped through hoops

And fire hoops too!

Then the tight rope walkers

And then the puppies!  I hardly saw it my eyes were streaming with tears (BLASTED hormones!)  Thankfully we have a video of it!

playing dead...

And then each puppy not only did normal doggy tricks, but then they had to bark math problems.  For example:
 "Puppy, if I gave you five treats and took two away, how many would be left?"

And they got to end wagging their tails.  It was precious!

The ballerinas

The Strong Men

The clowns

The human cannonballs

The Popcorn Men

And finally the group once again after it was al over.   I am going to miss these sweet kiddos together!

I couldn't dislike this picture more of me becasue I had been crying so much, but our little puppy was too cute to pass up! 

And puppy with Mimi and Da!