Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The month of May(hem) and an apple!

Okay, not really that bad...just crazy. There were many nights in this last month that we did not eat dinner until 10:00 or 10:30.  Don't judge...I wish it were different, especially considering bedtime for the kiddos is...yes...8:30. I'm not complaining...too much anyway.  Baseball, Whewwwww (sigh), I'm glad the season is over.  At least now we can hopefully get back to some sort of schedule, even if it is a modified summer schedule. The boys both played baseball this season and on different teams. All but two of the games were on weeknights.  One might wonder why not on weekends instead.  Well, I'm right there with you...wondered it out loud several times. Seriously though, the boys had a ball (pun intended).  They were both on great teams and had terrific coaches. Jay's team finished 4th in his league and Coop's team finished 2nd. Although the hours were long and late, I enjoyed being at their games.  Poor Miss Amelia got started right. Two weeks old and at the ball park for her. That was out of necessity with tax season and all. Once tax season was over, I figured, if she can tough it out at two weeks old...we might as well hang on for the rest of ball season.  She really did well.  I'd put that little nugget in the sling and go with it. Now, LR, she really had a blast.  There are little play sets for little kids to play on, complete with red sand and all. LR figured that if she could not make snow angels in the snow then she was gonna improvise and do it in the sand.  Many a night we cleaned red sand out of the bottom of the tub at 10:30 or so...still complaining :)
While baseball has been at the forefront of our existence this past couple of months there have been many other things going on also. Little things you know, like adjusting to a precious nugget of a girl in the house and her sleep schedule...laundry...laundry...laundry...birthdays...more laundry...Mother's day...our 14th anniversary...finishing our first year of homeschooling...and did I mention laundry.  Folks, the laundry, it neeevvveeerrrr ends. And let's not forget the ever present pop tart trails. LR has a serious pop tart addiction. I have a serious pop tart aversion. I'm gonna miss those pop tart trails one day. So, I just clean them up without a cross word (most of the time) and try to remind LR to stay at the table with food. She never does! She eats on the run.
My honey turned 35 this year and three days later we celebrated 14 years of wedded bliss.  I.LOVE.MY HONEY! He is a good fella! We celebrated our anniversary by splitting duties and taking the boys to baseball.  They both had a game at the same time, on opposite sides of town.  Jamie ran in from work, kissed me, told me Happy Anniversary again, grabbed Cooper and LR and ran out the door again.  I ran out the door with Amelia and Jay.  We had chili dogs for our anniversary dinner, at 10:00.  You know what?  That's what it is all about...Family! We did go on a day date this past Saturday.  We both had a really good time, not doing much of anything.  We just were able to relax and talk.  It was great.
The apple of our eyes
This little mama has stolen all of our hearts!  Even LR is warming up quite nicely to her. She is the sweetest, happiest baby girl.  She is extremely laid back and just a golden nugget! She has been sleeping all night now for about three weeks.  Yeee Hawww or as LR says Meeee Hawww!

In this picture she was a fussy little girl and Jay was so proud of himself that he settled her down and got her to sleep.  I overheard him singing a little made up lullaby to her.  It went something like this. 
I'm a little fuss pot
short and stout
here are my lips
and here is my pout!
I had to laugh a little about that one.  All of my kiddos are a hot mess for sure! I love it that way...most days!
In the midst of all of this chaos, I still miss Eli terribly.  I wonder what it would be like with him thrown in the mix.  It is so hard to imagine a toddler running around here to compliment my other sweetlings.  (sigh)

Well that is all I've got for right now, so I'd better sign off and go and prop up the dryer door that is too tired to stay closed on its own! Yes, I am serious about that! The broom handle works quite nicely as a propping tool, I say!

Much love, 


  1. Hilarious. Love this post. Miss Amelia sounds like such a sweetie!

    <3 Eli <3

  2. Wow - Isn't it the Life! Made me smile to read about your busy month.

  3. Made me smile and laugh because I can SO understand. We too just finished baseball, and YES we love it, but wow we stayed VERY busy. Little League is crazy fun and crazy busy.

  4. May just flew by and here June is almost over! It's been a crazy fast year!