Friday, June 18, 2010

Kinder-Prep Graduation

Violet is officially a kindergartner! She graduated from Kinder-Prep and can't wait to start doing all things "The Kindergarten Way" Here she is with her class and receiving her award from our headmaster Mr. Devris.

Baseball Championships

One of the advantages to having your kids so close together is that they are able to play on sports teams together thus making it so Brant and I are managing less activities. This year Tage and Simon played A-Ball which is baseball with a pitching machine as the pitcher. This was Tage's 3rd and last season in A-Ball and Simon's 1st season. We have had the same coach all three years and once again he took these boys to the championships! We won the first two games of our tournament which put us into the spot for 1st or 2nd place making all the boys anxious with anticipation. Tage had Simon convinced that we would win the whole thing since we had the previous 2 years, but it wasn't our year and we lost 22-0...OUCH! The great thing is the kids got trophies and tickets to the concessions which made the painful loss seem like it was years ago! Tage's batting average for the season was in the 760's and Simon's was 716...I think the Mariners should start scouting...Don't' you?

Simon is 7!

Way back on May 22nd our baseball lovin boy turned 7! He has grown and matured a ton this year and I am constantly blown away by how articulate he is. He does not play with many "toys" unless it involves some sort of sport (baseball, basketball or football), and would happily spend his entire day sitting around talking to people about life and where it is taking them...sort of an unusual trait in a 7 year old boy! He still has the most beautiful smile and tender spirit and I am honestly so thrilled that I get to be his mom and together with God work to grow him into an amazing man.
For Simons birthday we had a quick party with family and friends after he participated in Jr. Ridge 2 River. Dinner consisted of cheese pizza, rootbeer and a football cake. Now that summer is here we are hoping to get him and some buddies to the bowling alley for cosmic bowling. Here are some pictures of his special day!
Simon with his buddy Brandon
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