Sunday, May 29, 2016


This was a tough baseball season for Will. They did not win a single game. They came close a couple of times and tied one game but no wins. Thankfully this didn't seem to bother the boys too much but we felt bad that they never got to enjoy a win. 

After the season was over the playoffs started. Because his team was the worst, they had to play the best team so we were all dreading it. However Will's team won!!! They played so well and were winning by a lot the whole game. I loved seeing that huge smile on his face after the win! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Field Day 2016

Field day is always one of my favorite days. Partly because it means summer is close but also because I get to watch Isabel and Will interact with their friends and teachers in an environment I don't usually get to see them in. 

This year the weather was perfect and the kids had a blast. Each year Isabel worries beforehand thinking she won't like the games but every year she has fun. Because it's their last field day at OMES the 3rd grade makes class tie dyed shirts to wear that adds to the fun!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Family trip to Bryant Denny

Over spring break we took a trip to Tuscaloosa to tour Bryant Denny Stadium.  It was so much fun!  We got to see the locker room, the president's sky box, media rooms, the field and so much more!  Will thought every second of it was amazing and Isabel liked it but wanted to know where all the cheerleaders were!

the locker room!

Will was super excited to find Derrick Henry's locker

He found Amari Cooper too!

touching Bear Bryant's nose like the players do before every game

Will loved seeing the tunnel to the field

Getting to go on the field was definitely a highlight for all of us

Isabel was excited to see where her favorite teacher, Mrs. Smith, cheered while in college

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Happy Easter 2016

Easter Sunday is always a special day celebrating the resurrection of Jesus and spending time with family.  As the kids get older, they understand more and more of this day and I love the conversations that we get to have with them.

These two are growing up way too fast

Valleydale Easter Egg Hunt

The day before Easter we went to Valleydale's annual Easter egg hunt.  Fortunately the weather was perfect!  As always the kids had a great time and we left with lots of eggs, candy, goodies and fun memories.
Ready for fun

Isabel and her sweet friend, Mia

Ready to get some eggs

Will and Luke are ready

Josh was the MC! I think he had way too much fun making the kids wait!

...and GO!

Will loving one of the inflatables

how Isabel feels about finding a egg with no candy inside

train ride

Checking out their candy.  Because Isabel has an expander she can't eat any chewy candy so she and Will made some trades

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Baseball's back!

About a week before basketball season ended, baseball season started.  This is a whole new experience this year.  After playing tball and coach pitch, this year Will started playing with a pitching machine.  This is also the first year with harder baseballs, strike outs and 3 outs to end the inning.  It took him a little while to get used to the pitching machine, but Will has really improved and is having fun this year.  He has 3 boys from his class on his team and gets to play against friends from school too.