What a successful week! For the first time in 2014, Robbie wasn't traveling, there were no school cancellations due to weather and Jake was able to go to school all 4 days. Success! I am hoping we can get into a better routine. Fall was crazy with football season, then you have the holidays. Usually winter is my chance to get us on track, but this one has just not been ordinary. Jake started baseball though, and the spring always picks up, so we've got to get organized and in a routine.
Jake had his first baseball practice Saturday. Doesn't he look cute? (Which I got in trouble for calling him cute. Evidently you don't call big boy baseball players cute. As per dad & son.)
How did he do? Okay. He is on the 5-6 year old team. You can tell the kids that played last year. They are a little bit bigger, a whole lot better. The experienced kids were getting a little annoyed at the beginner kids (like Jake), which of course annoyed me and was everything I could do not to give them the stink eye (or cheer when they missed a ball). I've got a long ways to go if Jake is going to play competitive sports. The biggest challenge with Jake, is getting him to pay attention. He wasn't busy playing in the dirt or watching other people. He was standing there, he just wasn't listening to what the coach was saying. So when they get ready to run the bases, Jake has no clue what to do. It's hard to know what's him just being a 5 year old and what's truly a problem that we need to address. But Jake had fun and he seems like he is on a good, nice team, with a good coach that is helping him learn, so, so far, we are off to a good start.
On Sunday, after church, we took Jake to a new restaurant that he had never been to - Waffle House. Growing up, I never ate at Waffle House, so I wasn't introduced to it until college. (And poor Troy at the time, didn't even have a Waffle House, we had the knock off Coffee Kettle, but same concept.) It was frequented in my college & single days. Lately, not so much. If we are craving breakfast, we'll go to a brunch restaurant (aka expensive) or Crackle Barrel (aka busy). Especially if we are going after church. But Sunday, Robbie was craving Waffle House, so we picked the nicest one we could find, and introduced Jake to its goodness.
We got home and were out in the yard when the ice cream truck came by. Jake still had his tooth fairy money, so we told him we'd help him buy some ice cream. He picked the Spiderman ice cream.
Um, can we please discuss Jake's outfit? When we got home from church, he asked if he could put on cozy clothes. We said sure and let him pick them out. This is what he came up with... an orange shirt with blue writing paired with red shorts with navy trim. Looking good kid.