So I just wanted to post how our May has been going so far. I feel like we have been so busy this month and last month to but it never felt April was that busy. Anyway we have had quite a few things going on this month. We have had baseball every week for Zach and Carson. During the week we had practices and games and then on top of that the kids had to do homeowork and practice the piano and plus Madison has a huge report due on the 22nd. So most of the time she stayed home with Carson when Zach had a game during the week so that she could work on her report. Madison has helped us out alot with watching Carson and so we owe her big time, but her and I went out for almost the whole day this last Saturday and went shopping and did some other stuff. I will post on that another time I am just waiting for something so that I can post on that. Anway we have been busy this month. I am looking forward to when the kids are out of school and we can enjoy the summer. We have some fun things that we are doing this summer.
Larry was a coach again this year except he was Zach's coach. He gets baseball better then he gets softball.
Zach played up this year to kid pitch instead of machine pitch. He did good for being the younger kid on the team but it just means he get that much more time to get better. He loves baseball.
I took this picture one night as we were leaving from one of Zach's games at the baseball complex. It looks like it is on fire but this is the sun setting. I thought it was a pretty good picture. I am still learning how to use my camera.
For pack meeting this month we did a rain gutter regatta and the boys carved boats out of soap and blew them down a rain gutter. Last year they had to make a boat out of something organic that you could eat. Zach did really good on this.
This was for first place. Zach got second and was a good sport about it too.
Here we are at yet another baseball game. I stopped bringing my camera to the games because I was just taking the same pictures.
Carson started t-ball practices at the end of April and then their games started in May on Saturdays at 9 in the morning.
Another baseball game.
Larry took Zach to a Mariners game on kids night because anyone under the age of 14 got a signed Dustin Ackley bat and Zach had a great time.
So Larry and I got a half season this year for the Mariners and we have been going to those games. I was really picky about what seats I wanted and so we are pretty happy with the seats although I would still like to be closer up. Anyway on one of the games we went to we were watching the game and a foul ball was coming straight to me and I put my hands in the air (without a mit) to catch it and I don't know how this happened but I didn't catch it and it hit my upper thigh. It hurt so bad and I never did get the ball, it bounced off of my leg and to the left of me where some other people were standing. This is the second time a foul ball came right by me and I never got it. The first time was last year. Anyway this is the begining of my bruise from not catching the foul ball. The bruise is gone now but my leg still hurts in that spot.
Carson turned 5 on the 2nd of May and we just had a little birthday for him at home and then the following friday I picked up him and 2 of his buddies from school and they came over and played and had cup cakes. Carson is great. He will being to all day kindergarten next year and he is excited about it. When they called me to tell me he got into all day they said that they had enough kids who wanted it to make 2 full day kindergarten classes so they didn't have a lottery. I think that this will be really good for Carson. I think that he needs it academically and socially. I was nervous about it at first and then I talked to my sister who is a teacher and she said that she thinks all day kindergarten is a good thing. Right now I am just really nervous for school to start this next year. Carson will be in kindergarten and Madison is going to be in middle school.
He was so excited about this present because this was the one present that he really wanted. It was a batman helicopter to go with his batcave.
Carson said he wanted superman cupcakes so this is what I did for him.
Carson's first t-ball game.
Madison and Zach had their piano recital and they both did great. This was Zach's first year and his piano teacher said that he was her first student to go through the first set of books quickly. So he is doing great in piano, Madison is doing great as well. It is nice to hear her play actually know what she is playing.
Zach turned 9 on the 7th of may and once again we just had a little family birthday because that night was scouts and I am one of his den leaders so we had to go and then on that Friday I took him and a couple of his friends to go and The Croods.
On Mother's day we went and did the color run. This was the kids first time and I did it last year but they loved it and want to do another one.
We had a stake youth activity and had a talent show and so Madisn and her friend Cait did the skit "Whose on First". It was great and the girls did great. We had to shorten it up because it was to long but everyone laughed at it which was the point.
Besides Madison's big report that was due on the 22nd she also gave the kids a rocket that they had paint and decorate as well that was due the 24th. Madison did her's as a grocery outlet theme. We think it is pretty cool.
So as you can see we have been busy this month. I can't wait for summer to relax and just have a good time.