Monday, July 30, 2012

Tball 2012

Tball season came and went way too fast this year.

Last year, our season was filled with dirt twirling, timidness, and lots of complaining, but this year, there were smiles, effort, and maybe even a little bit of talent....I mean at times the girl actually looked like she knew what she was doing! It's amazing what a year of maturity does!

Love having Daddy help coach!

On the way to every game, we would tell her to run fast because last year she would just twiddle her way down to first, and this year, she actually RAN!

Papa's pep talks are the best!

It definitely made for a fun season with good friends on our team!

Mallorie, Reese, and Addi

Mal and Reese

And boy, did Reese's friends bring their A game in the fashion department!

Daddy coaching Addi

Addi's dad is a football coach....wonder if this is the game face he teaches her at home?!

It's a good thing Reese's friends have fun little siblings otherwise Cru and Everlee might have been bored this season!

Karlie, Cru, and Cole

Cole, Colt, and Cru

Karlie and Everlee sharing snacks

Colt and Evee ♥

Cru could always count on Colt bringing his cars

Cru, Colt, Cole, and Karlie....could possibly be my favorite picture!

And speaking of siblings....

Never a dull moment!

Thanks to Reese's #1 fans for coming to each game, cheering on our girl, and helping with the Littles! We love you all very much!

And to our sweet what if you missed a base or two.....

We are so proud of your enthusiasm and positive attitude above anything else that you showed each game....

Even if the biggest smiles came at the end of the game once you received your snack!

Can't wait for coach pitch next year....Daddy get to practicing!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I wanted to document a few things that Everlee is doing right now before I forget.

  • She sleeps great! Takes one long nap a day, averages around three hours. She goes down each night 9-10pm and wakes 8-9am. We put her down awake and never ever fusses.
  • She loves shoes and is already very opinionated on what pair she wears!
  • Her pacis and her raggies are her lovies. We may have a hard time breaking her of those :/

  • She loves, loves, loves the water! Loves the bath, loves sprinklers, loves grandma and grandpa's pool, loves our plastic pool, loves the toilet....anything with water!

  • She eats anything and everything just like her sister.
  • She's always been very friendly, although recently she's become increasingly shy and scared of strangers, especially men. And if she's in an unfamiliar place and you walk away from her, she gets very scared, panics, and cries.
  • She is a climber! We recently found her on top of the toilet playing with the kleenexes! She can even climb up onto our tall chairs and bar stools!

  • She has suddenly become a talker. Well, she's always been a talker, but now we can actually understand her! Some of her words are mom, dad, sissy, bubba, eese (Reese), puppy, meow, bows :), wassat (what's that), Edee (Evee), poopy, peese (please), thank you, hot, teeth, ball, ouch, ouchy, hot dog, night-night, hi, bye, unh-uh (and shakes her head no). And she puts two words together, like when Reese walks up the stairs each morning, she runs to her and says, "Hi Sissy!"
  • She is very loving....always wants to give hugs and kisses ♥

  • She has several nicknames - Evee, Ev, Ev Doodle, Doodle (Cru's favorite), Boo Boo
  • She wants to do EVERYTHING the big kids do!

We love you so much, Everlee! And love all the joy and laughter and sloppy kisses you have brought to our family!

Monday, July 23, 2012

D Day

These HOT summer days are about to do me in.

The kids beg to play outside during Everlee's nap, but it's too hot, which forces them to play inside LOUDLY and they seem to fight constantly, which then leads them to watching too much tv. And why is it that I can't ever get the every day house work done?

The worst part, it all wears my patience thinner and thinner.

And then the day comes when I reach my breaking point. And when that happens, I know it's time for an intervention. And by intervention, I mean D Day!

As in ducks!

Spending an unexpected morning at the park is guaranteed to wipe the slate clean.

Our D Day a couple weeks ago did just that....

She insisted on bringing her camera just like her mama :)

Evee's new pregnant stance

I have to make sure my bread isn't too old since I have a little duckling of my own who likes to eat as much as possible.

She nearly chased them and herself right into the water!

We soon realized there was another friend eating our bread....Sandy.

Sandy made all the bad go away....we love Sandy!

After flying off the handle too many times last week, I declared another D Day only this time it included donuts and dirt!

Dirt drums!

Stuffing a dinosaur fossil and crystal jewel into her pockets....the girl's imagination is out of this world!

Don't let that cute, innocent grin fool you....

She's ornery!

That dirt is all worth it though! Patience restored to tackle whatever the rest of the day has in store, love you mommy said/felt again, and most of all, quality, happy time spent together!