Monday, May 29, 2017

Weeks in Review - End of Year Parties and Last Day of School

Last week, I was in Chattanooga for the week for work. It could not have come at a worse time. May is crazy with end of the year activities, but, thankfully we have AWESOME grandparents to step in and help!

Hollon had her last day of Mother's Day Out.

Her teacher was retiring, so our little class threw her a retirement party

 Ms. Donna is absolutely precious, and I'm so thankful that we got her before she retired! She will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Hollon only had MDO 2 days the week I was gone, so she stayed with the Bush's most of the week. They would come over to the house to be here when Jake would get off the bus until Robbie came home from work. They brought Hollon over one of those days and she was so excited to see brother!

Jake's baseball team had their end of the season party at Air Jump

First place trophy!

Once a month, Robbie takes Jake out for breakfast before school. Last one of this school year!

This week was Jake's last week of school. On Wednesday, they had their end of the year party.

 The room mom giving Ms. Goolsby her end of the year present from the kids. It was a notebook of letters they wrote to her.

This was such a good little class and an amazing teacher

Hollon reading the Bible to Jake before bed

Hollon wanted to play in the rain a little bit and I wanted her to break in new shoes. So Jake was a sweet brother and played outside with her.

We had friends spend Wednesday night with us on their way down to the beach. They gave Hollon some of their daughters old princess gowns. Needless to say, Hollon is in love.
Ignore the nutrigrain bar full mouth

 Thursday was Jake's last day of school!

That afternoon I took the kids to get haircuts. Jake getting a haircut at age 2.5 was horrible. He would cry, wiggle, move his head, insist on playing with toys. Not Hollon. She sat like a statue the entire time. She had the most serious look on her face. It was cracking us all up.

And that's a wrap on the 2016-2017 school year! It has been a great year. Both kids were in great classes with awesome teachers that matched up perfectly with their personalities. They learned a lot, made new friends, and are now finished with 2nd grade & 2K. 

Now on to summer, vacation and camps!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Week in Review - Last Baseball Game & Mother's Day

Dad was out of town for work again this week, so it was just me and this girl hanging around Jake's baseball practice.

Ready for Tuesday

Sometimes when Rob is gone, Jake will sleep with me. I walked in one evening to go to sleep and this is how he was laying.

Um, no.

She was "hiding" from me

Trying to convince me to let her wear her pool flip flops to school

She found her "toothbrush comb" that I had hidden

Hollon adores Bailey (the little sister of one of Jake's teammates/friends). Bailey (who is in 1st grade) is so sweet and patient with Hollon. I could not have gotten through this baseball season without her!

This week was the tournament. Our team was the #1 seed, so we got a bye on the first round, and won in the second round. This was Thursday, in the semi-final game.
So proud of our Pelham park teams! 3 of the 4 teams in the semifinals were from our park! 

The team prays before each game

Great hit by Jake!

The sweet grandparents of one of Jake's teammates bought some of the team little sisters sand buckets and tools. The park where the tournament was played has gravel rounds/sand around all the bleaches. So it was perfect for the sand toy! It kept all the little girls occupied, which was great, because we won the semi-final game and had the championship game later that evening!

The championship game was nail biter! We played another Pelham team. We were their only lost all season, so they were out for revenge. We ended up losing by 2 points. It was so heartbreaking to see all of our boys in the dugout crying. (Yes, I know that sounds ridiculous that 8-year-old park ball, would be that emotional!)
Afterwards, coaches from both teams gathered around the boys and prayed. I cannot say enough how proud I am of our park teams and coaches. This year, we saw coaches from other parks get thrown out of games, scream at their players. Our coaches have always shown class and been great role models for their players. We've played for the coach of the team we lost to, 2 years ago and he is a great guy. We've been on the same team with several of their players past years. I love how our park teams are like family and even if they are on opposing teams, they still support each other.  

Our poor little guys were still devastated during the tournament trophy ceremony  

Hollon meanwhile, was having the time of her life finally getting to play on the baseball field. This is one of our friend's little boy and I think Hollon has a crush on him. 

Thursday was a longgggggggg night, so Friday morning came early!

Hollon stole Robbie's coaches trophy and has been calling it her trophy. She carried it around all day. 

Dad planned a fun Saturday morning with this guy. They went bowling and then had lunch together.

Mother's Day

We went to church and then Mimi, Granddad, Nana & Gran came over to our house for lunch. We had so much fun celebrating Mimi & Nana. We adore them so much and treasure the precious gifts they are to our family.

This people.... is a threenager (which worries me, because she is not even 3 yet)