Saturday, April 4, 2015

Baseball and Easter

Dallas is playing in the Pinto league at St. Wendel Athletic Club this spring.  We are learning all the ins and outs of the league as we go, including fundraising.  The first fundraiser we did was Smoked Ribs and Pork Butts.  The league smoked the meat today during the scrimmage games.  Let me tell you, it smelled absolutely amazing!

In the Pinto league, there is no pitcher, but a pitching machine.  The boys get 4 strikes or 6 pitches off the machine before they are out.  An inning is over when they defense gets 3 outs, or the batting team scores 5 runs.  We play 6 innings or for an hour and a half.

Reba had Tball practice this morning at the same time as Dallas' game, so Doug took pictures for me.  Dallas was able to get 2 hits off the machine, but he was thrown out at first base each time.
There are two Pinto teams at St. Wendel, and unfortunately, the other team won today.
After the game, we came back to the house.  Pa, Gram and Aunt Josie brought some Easter goodies for the kiddos, and they were excited to see what was in their baskets!

You might remember, Julianne latched onto the Daniel Tiger Reba received for her birthday.  Gram thought Julianne would enjoy Katerina, but Reba has now taken a liking to it!

Aunt Josie and Gram then hid Easter eggs in the back yard.  

The best part of hunting eggs? Checking out all the goodies that were hidden inside!

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Kites and Baseball

What would you do on a sun-shining, slightly breezy day like today?  Reba chose to fly her kite!
It was going wonderfully until she got a little too close to the tree.
No fears, after a little creative thinking by Momma, and a half hour of working, we were able to get it free.

In other news, Dallas had baseball practice this evening.  The coach handed out uniforms, and Dallas couldn't wait to try it on!
Opening Weekend is a little over two weeks away.

Until next time...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Daddy's Little Helper

Since the big kiddos are away for Spring Break, Daddy needed a new helper!  Julianne gladly stepped up to fill the open position.
Well, maybe she took on more of a supervisor role...
Until next time...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lost Tooth

Looks like the tooth fairy will be making another visit!
Until next time...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

7th Birthday Party

What a wonderful day celebrating a special little man!  Thanks to everyone that came and spoiled Dallas with love and gifts.

Dallas could not wait for lunch to finish up and tear into the presents waiting for him in the living room.  Enjoy a few of the pictures I captured from the day.

When trying to decide on a "theme" for the party and what to put on the cake, Dallas stated that he would rather have pie than cake.  He really wanted a raisin pie, but I wasn't confident in making one.  Thankfully, we were at an awesome Amish bakery a few weeks prior that makes the most wonderful raisin pies (according to Dallas and Daddy).  We picked up a pie there and froze it until the party.  I also made a triple berry pie for those that were not interested in the raisin.

Until next time...