Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Aidan is rarely crazy! He is fixing to start middle school and I don't know if that's why his sudden hysterical self has emerged. When packing for camp he came in mad! He said "I have no shorts that come in between my finger tips and knees!! They are all lower than my knees! I can't wear any of my shorts!" Then yesterday he was at the skate park with friends. I drove by and dropped off gatorades another mom took them lemonade. I stopped back by later to check on them because of the heat and make sure he was drinking. I pulled up and asked "are you drinking?" he said "NO!" I said you really need to be it's hot outside. He then grinned and said "oh I thought you meant drinking drinking!! I am drinking Gatorade."
Joshua surprised us this summer. We played in the little league all star tournament, which has a million rules. One of them being a pitch count. Cody helped coach and realized with game 3 going by that we were not going to have any pitchers left and Joshua was next on the list. Joshua has never pitched so Cody took him out to kind of show him how to do it. Well the next night we did indeed run out of pitchers and Joshua was up. Pretty sure my stomach turned over. The kid shocked all of us and struck them out. The only one not going crazy and excited was him.
Aidan went to Camp Blue Haven June 3-9 Both boys basketball camp at Canadian June 11 & 12 Both Boys Baylor Basketball Camp June 13-16 Aidan's team won championship Tennis camp Maude and Aidan June 19-21 Joshua All Star baseball June 22-25 Joshua Baseball Shamrock tournament June 30 Cody left for Honduras June 29-July 6 Aidan Church camp with our church July 15-21 Joshua WT basketball Camp July 15-19 Joshua won layup award Boys football camp July 23 & 24 Red River 26-29 FAMILY TIME FINALLY Through all those dates Maude and Aidan take tennis lessons and Maude goes to the library with a reading buddy. I am exhausted just reading all of that! Happy to state the next 3 1/2 weeks are ours and no plans!!
As crazy as our lives are and as nonstop as we go...I am proud of the kids for maintaining their grades and participating in all of it. This is not a brag post it's just a way of having it documented what they did this year. 2011/2012 Maude had all A's this year and was awarded the math and reading award. She also read enough books to earn over 200 AR points. Which passes her brothers.:) Joshua participated in UIL Ready Writing, Spelling and Art Smart He was on the 5th grade Art Smart team and they placed 2nd as a team. Joshua also had all A's for the entire year. Aidan participated in UIL Number sense, Dictionary, spelling and Art Smart Joshua was on Aidan's 5th grade art smart team. Aidan also participated in Robotics and competed at regionals in Amarillo placing 2nd. They advanced to State in Dallas. They were one of the youngest teams there and competed against jr high kids. It was a neat experience. They placed 25th out of 1100 teams. Not too bad. Aidan also finished his last year at Baker elementary. He finished top 10 in his class. I am not ready for middle school!!!
We attended LTC this year. All the kids did bible scripture reading. It was our first year so we went down to Dallas to check it out and see what all we could do in the future. The kids did great and had a lot of fun together. They were a very sweet group to be around.
This was Aidan's 3rd year of football. By far he had the most fun this year. They won their league and then went on to win a tournament. Joshua was best waterboy by far:) We didn't let him play his 3rd grade year. Many factors went into deciding that. He was not happy with our decision but lived and will play this year.
The boys had a blast Big and small boys. Aidan was glad he got to ride on his own. Joshua and Maude had a Big boy Colson on the back which is pretty dangerous in itself. Their grins were just as big. Maude told her Granddad he should go quicker no one should encourage him on speed. I think Uncle Billy had his work cut out for him with trying to keep his rider under control as well.
We should never be left!! We don't do well sitting and waiting.... This is my Great Aunt Comedith, my dad's aunt, she was moved to a nursing home in Wellington which is close to us. So we try to visit when we can. She is one tough lady and has an amazing memory. I find it hard to remember if I ate breakfast or put deodorant on in the morning. She can remember what they ate on there trip to Texas from Tennessee in the 30's.
Homecoming 2011 Maude and Joshua loved these two seniors this next year will be hard for them. Aidan had a 'date' to homecoming, do you call it that? When asked by one of his closest friend if he was going to kiss her...He responded "NO I like her, Why would I do that?" Awe the innocence, if you notice their arms are tucked tightly behind them so there is no chance of them touching. I have very few years left I know I know!!
Monday, July 30, 2012
We spent a few days in Red River with amazing friends right before school started. We had 11 kids there. We survived with only a few bumps and bruises. We had traveled to California and the kids picked being in Red River with friends as their favorite thing they did that summer. Memories were defintely made that summer.
Once again Joshua had to play up because of how is birthday fell. Thankfully he was all on his on this year and made up for it:) Aidan's team won the tournament for the week and then he won 3 on 3 contest. Pretty sure I don't have a picture of this year but Joshua won Layup award and had the free throw award until the last day and a kid beat him by one:) 2011
The kids did a summer track program in 2011. They really enjoyed it, which made for a super happy mom:) This summer though sadly we were not able to go to but one practice. We stayed busy with so many activities. Joshua's birthday fell were he had to compete with the older kids which made for a hard day.