Saturday, August 27, 2011

A little baseball and a little football.

Brett (and us) had a full weekend of sports. Saturday morning was a football scrimmage and Sunday morning was the first game of the fall baseball season.
The Sluggers had a pretty good game considering this was the first time our team has gone up against an actual pitcher and it's the real deal...(lead off runners, stealing bases, running on 3rd strike). Our team was nervous and you could see the jitters on the field but I think the next game will be much better.
Brett played second and made an out by tagging a lead off runner with a throw from his pitcher. Needless to say that gave Ashton and Brett some confidence.
Here Brett's on second waiting for the throw from Ashton (pitcher). (You can't see the runner as he's behind the ump.)
Here's Brett putting the tag on him.
Brett was also the only Slugger to get a hit. He hit a fly ball between the right fielder and 1st baseman not a power hit but it was a base hit and gave him some confidense knowing he could make contact.
Brett sliding into third base after stealing.
The stare down with the pitcher as he leads off.
Again it was a good game for the Sluggers even though they got beat 12 to 2. Can't wait for the next game in 2 weeks!
So Saturday morning we were up and out of the house before 8 a.m. for Brett's football scrimmage in Rose Hill. They played two games (40 minutes each). This was their first time actually making contact with full pads. You could definately tell there were some first game jitters but all in all the boys did great and we are all looking forward to this season.
Brett played linebacker, safety and right end. Highlight of the day was when Brett recovered the fumble in the 2nd game. We are the white jerseys (our actual game jersey's will be navy but they weren't done in time for the scrimmage) Brett is #5 and he's 2nd on the left. Brett holding his block...far left side.
Brett at safety...right front side.
Brett (right side of pic #5) making his move for the loose ball (center of the pic).
And he recovers the fumble!!! (#5 laying on the ground).
Brett (#5) discussing the play with a John David (#28).
Waiting for Coach to put him in.
Blake as always is in tow had to try on Brett's helmet. This is his "tough" look.
All in all a great weekend. Can't wait to see how the "seasons" unfold.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Are you ready for some Football??!!

Brett has had a weeks worth of practice so far for his first year of tackle football but tonight they finally got to wear full pads. Needless to say he was a little pumped about it. He has a football scrimmage this Saturday so I'm sure there will be more to follow.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Weekend of Fun...again picture overload

So this weekend we kept ourselves busy with a little bit of fun. Marty was off to our lakehouse for "Big Boy Weekend" and we headed to the Tanginyika Wildlife Park. My cousin Andrea was staying with us this weekend as she was here from OKC working.

We were lucky that the weather was absolutely perfect for a trip to the temps, no wind, and cloudy skies. This meant the animals were out and enjoying the weather too.
First stop was the nursery....such cute little babies.This is a really new one.
The bearded dragon.
This is Ginger, her mom MaryAnne (on the left) Ginger's daddy Skipper also lives with them on this island.
Our favorite stop was the lemurs. They were very friendly and tended to crawl all over you. This is my cousin Andrea and her new little friends.
Blake even made a friend.
As well as Brett.
We also got to get up close and personal with some kangaroos.
And even though these aren't exactly can't resist bunnies.
Brett and the turtles.
Brett got up close and personal with the camel.
The penguins were very friendly. We didn't get to pet them or anything but they liked to come right up to us. I asked the keeper why were they so friendly and she said most of them were hand raisied there so they are very used to humans.
Albino Alligator.
Gilbert the White Tiger. He had crystal blue eyes and brown stripes...very pretty animal.
The lorikeets were very colorful.
A young clouded leopard. He was cute sticking his tongue out at us.
The red panda gave us a wink and also stuck his tongue at us.
Henry the Rhino. We learned that he weighs 5000 lbs. and got to watch him being hand-fed.
All in all the trip to Tanginyika was worth it. They don't have as many as animals as the zoo but it's nice to be able to get up close and personal with so many of them.
After the zoo we grabbed some lunch and got home in time to regroup and head to El Dorado lake with our friends the Kimberly's. We did some tubing, knee boarding and a little swimming.
Here's Brett giving a wave from the knee board.
Big Blake, Brett and Clay on the tube.
My friend Amie accomplished her goal and got up on the knee board. YEAH!!!
My cousin Andrea, who not only tubed for the first time this weekend also got up on the knee board. WHOOHOO!!
So after some "peer pressure" from the boat I decided to try the knee board myself. And belive it or not but I too got up on the first try. Good thing as I don't think I would have had the strength to try more than once.
Little Blake did so good the whole day just hanging out on the boat while the rest of us tubed and knee boarded. We did stop and just swim off the boat so he could at least do that. Apparently it was enough as he fell asleep on the boat....while watching the rest of us. Here he is leaning against the backseat where he was watching somebody kneeboard and literally just fell asleep. The kid can and will fall asleep in the strangest places.
It was a good day and now it's time to start thinking about putting the swimsuits away and getting ready for busy weekends full football and fall baseball.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's the First Days of School for B and b

Well this week was the first days of the school year 2011-2012. It has been a much awaited week. All in all I think we are all eager to get back into our routine. Especially me as my clothes have missed me going to the Y. Stuff just doesn't fit as well as when I'm on a regular exercise regimen. Probably has something to do with the fact that I quit exercising after school was out in May but forgot to adjust the intake of food consumption.

Wednesday was Blake's first day of school. He will attend Mrs. Newlin's Pre-4 class Monday-Friday at Holy Cross Lutheran School. He was excited to go and even more excited because he got to wear his new shoes.I know his backpack looks completely overloaded but it wasn't that heavy.
Brett started on Thursday and is in Mrs. Lee's 3rd grade class at Wheatland Elementary.
He didn't have a backpack to take as he had already taken it with all his supplies to school on Meet your Teacher night so I didn't know how to make him pose for his pic. This is what we came up with and it looks like he's taking his Senior pics.
Naturally Blake had to have his picture taken again. Another moment caught where the boys show they really do love each other.
And then there's the reality of most days......
Brett is all about doing "action" photos.
So far the week has gone off without any hiccups. I know Blake is tired in the afternoons and tries to take an afternoon nap at 5:30pm which is not hopefully we'll get him a little better adjusted next week.