Thursday, March 31, 2011

Baseball Season

This year Drew is playing farm baseball for the A’s.

We have a lot of the same kids from last year on our team, and our same (amazing) coaches. Unfortunately, we have had a lot of games rained out already, but we finally got to play our first game today. It was a lot of fun to see the kids playing, and this year is much different than t-ball. In farm, the kids pitch to each other. There is no walking though, so if the pitcher throws 4 balls, the coach comes in to pitch whatever remaining strikes are left. It will be interesting to see how many times the coaches are called in! It was a lot for this first game!
Drew batting
Drew pitching

We enjoy being involved in baseball and this year Dan is assistant coaching again, and I am the official scorekeeper for our team. That leaves Ava mostly unsupervised during games, but we have grown close with the other families on our team (we’ve been on the same teams for years now) and they help watch her. She mostly just spends her time playing with Catie, who is also the younger sister of a player. Dan and I also worked on our banner together again this year. We think it turned our pretty good! We are looking forward to another great season of baseball!

Drew ready to play ball
Mom Scorekeeping
Coach Dan

The winning banner!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Drew Lost a Tooth!

My big boy finally lost his first tooth!

It had been wiggly for a while now and was literally hanging out of his mouth! I finally convinced him to let me try to pull it and I hardly had to touch it and it just came right out! Now he’s got that adorable toothless grin!

Signs of Spring

Spring is on its way!

A magnolia blossom in our front yard
Grape Hyacinth blooming in our mailbox planter
Flowering plum flowering in the backyard
Camellia trees blooming in the back
Peach tree blossoms
Daffodils at the park

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Today we got to celebrate a special day with our church family! Four members of our church were baptized today! Two of them were our close friends, Pete and Jen Scott. It was such a privilege to be a part of this special occasion! The church gathered as a body over at the Quayle’s house (another set of close friends of ours). We heard from each person why they wanted to be baptized and then our pastor, David, read some scripture about baptism to us. Then it was time for them to get into the water as we watched the symbolic cleansing of their sins and rebirth in Christ. Congratulations and many blessings to everyone who was baptized!
Pete and Jen before the baptism
Ken, Pete, Jen and Ellen with Pastor David
David sharing about baptism
Jen ready to be baptized
Pete and Jen-just baptized
The Scott Family

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Basketball Party

Drew has really been enjoying playing Upwards basketball again this year. They had their last game and team party on Saturday. He scored three baskets during the game and was so proud of himself! Good job Buddy! Afterwards the whole team celebrated with trophies and pizza at Mountain Mike’s. Great season Cheetahs!

Ready to play some defense
Playing point guard
Nice Shot
My little guy is proud of himself
Good game!
Pizza Party
Drew with his trophy