Monday, May 31, 2010

Summer is finally here.

Sorry for such a long delay since the last post.  We have been so busy with baseball and I was working on my 25th class reunion and the Elmwood High School Alumni Banquet.  The banquet and reunion were both held this past Saturday, so I spent much of yesterday just vegging and trying to recuperate.  It was a bit of a stressful weekend. 
John has had a few baseball games so far this year.  His team moved up from the Wee Wee league to the  Pee Wee league.  (it had to be a man that thought up those names)  They are learning, but it might be a few more games before they get the hang of all the new rules.   So far this year he has pitched, played first base, and center field.  Here are some pictures.

Noah is in Squirts baseball (coach pitched) this year. It  is their second year in this league and are doing pretty good.  They rotate positions so Noah has gotten to play many different spots.  I think his favorite is pitcher.  He has been practicing in hopes that he will be able to pitch next year when they move up to the next league.  Here are some pictures of Noah playing.

Ben has been enjoying his brothers games to a point.  Sooner or later he gets bored and wants to run out in the street.  The boy is fearless, and he has an odd fascination with license plates.  He is always wanting to go up to cars and touch the numbers and letters.  He also likes to play in the sand.  Unfortunately not all ball fields have a play area close to the field so I can watch Ben and the game at the same time. 
Ben has also gotten worse about climbing up on the sofa and wanting to stand and walk instead of sitting.  This morning he went over the edge of the sofa, just as I was grabbing for him,  and landed on his head.  Luckily he was just scared and not hurt.  It must not have made that much of an impression, thought, since he was back at it again in a matter of minutes.  I tried putting him in time out when he would do it, but that did not seem to help either.  Hopefully this is just a phase that he will pass through quickly. 

Friday was the last day of school for the big boys.  Randy has taken the boys golfing twice this weekend.  I am really enjoying that membership I got for them for Christmas to the local golf course.  It is a great way to get some time to myself. 

Here is a picture from my class reunion.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to get together and spend some time with old friends.