Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dog Tired

After a weekend of outdoors, baseball, grilling, boating& more grilling my babe was dog tired this morning.He has also perfected applying his own sunblock.
11am and still sleeping.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Classic

so most of the pictures are of the kids a little too windy and dirty to get good field pics :)

Our little lefty has quite the arm, talking about Kingston, warming up in the bullpen with Jude.

 There are over a dozen little Ranger siblings under the age of 5, Says fit right in! Always plenty of snacks and toys to share, it is pretty comical, looking very similar to a daycare.
 Trav "grillin" the coaches :)
 We grilled at the hotel to save on cost and stress of eating out with all the little people
We ran ourselves out of many outs,  facing some really good catchers and pitchers, all in all had some really good, bad and ugly moments over the memorial weekend. We beat Topeka bulldogs & KC spikes,   ended up getting beat by KC elite, placing 3rd of 8.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mozarts in the making… Piano Recital 2012

These students improve so much every year, love listening to them, thank you Victoria!!
 Xander and Mason are thinking about a duet for next year, this should be good.

Wanted to share a couple of his songs for my sisters and parents who couldn't attend, although I know they wanted to!! ;) Thank you to Aunt Angie & Uncle Eddie for watching King so the rest of us could enjoy it!

Masked Rider below was Xander's favorite, he chose to play this one at school too.

Monday, May 21, 2012

2 wheeler

 a weekend without baseball = time to get Jude riding without training wheels, he is following right in Xander's footsteps being very cautious and not much of a go getter, needing lots of encouragement.
My mothers day gift from Xan included a checklist of things I am and am not, I was not brave??!! but I am a good at dancing???!!!, I wonder where they get it.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Posh Puppy

Strudel got rid of the dredlocks for summer, he is so soft right now, enjoying it while it lasts.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fierce Competitor

We had a great turnout for our gymnastics banquet to wrap up the season, it is always fun to see the awards the gymnasts are given. When Jeryka described Monroe's award, I knew it was her before she even called her name, this girl is very motivated by contests, competitions, medals, candy, money, she loves a competition, so gymnastics is her sport for now.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Preschool Graduation

 my favorite at city park, as a big person you can get this thing spinning fast!
 Kingston & Stella with the older sibs

Mrs.Hendricks & Mrs.Hinkle want me to stay in preschool forever!! They are so wonderful, I will miss them for the next 3 years.  

On being a mama

The hardest yet most rewarding job ever, makes me respect our parents more, judge less & love more. There is something sweet about having a 8 1/2 year age range. Gives me perspective & hope that the hard work in the early years will pay off if they end up being as sweet & compassionate as my oldest (most of the time :)
and I get to help welcome others into motherhood, another love of mine. 
(Jess & I in 2005, totally slept in her labor bed with her, I don't do this with most of my patients:)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baby Shower

I turned on the shower, went for a towel & this is what I found when I got back. As you can see, not room for 2 in our shower.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Soccer Star

 Is it a goal if you kick it between someones legs? I know NOTHING about soccer.

not so much Jude, but his coach was awesome this year, ( I think his name is Tony?)! He was such a great motivator for these kids, he got Jude to move beyond playing in the nets, with the flags & jerseys & actually kick the ball occasionally.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


 trying to beat the heat this weekend, Kingston knew where the water was:)
 Xander played several of his old teammates in a Manhattan baseball tourney this weekend, Logan on 1st
 getting dirty

I miss this kid on our team, such a cutie & a hustler, Keegan.  The Rangers did great, were undefeated going into the tournament and ended up placing 3rd or 4th of 11 teams, not bad.

Xander mentioned a few weeks ago at school he had to watch the puberty video. Good timing, sure enough after a weekend of playing baseball, he is officially wearing deodorant.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Dance Dedications, Drum Roll...

so sorry for my videography, Trav asked if there was an earthquake. I videotaped the rehearsal, so I could enjoy the show and no cameras allowed. Monroe is easy to pick out, she loses her antennae, they actually stayed on for the recital. You will like this one Grandma Susie and Grampy, we missed you. Bo Peep is coming soon…

This was one of those weekends where I am so thankful that I have a girl, and so thankful just to have just one! Monroe had a super class this year, these little girls are charmers and did a great job.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Happy 9th Birthday to the kid with the cutest smile and pickiest eater I know!!

We love you Cole!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Corral 4

Post race-pic with Crystal & Dedra, my corral 4 friends. The medals were my favorite yet,  super heavy gold records, that I gave to Jude since his name was on it:)
Sheryl Crow finished in 1:59