Thursday, April 16, 2015

Some Kateisms

As I have said many times, Kate is a funny little girl.  She is definitely a baby among first-borns in our house.  She just does and thinks so differently from the rest of us.  It is so much fun!  I tell her all the time that God chose her special for our family because He knew we needed her.  And she repeats that often to people.  She has a very special place in our family.  Because of her quirky style there are lots of funny things that she says and does (plus add on being 5 which I think is just a funny age).  Here are a few that she has said lately...

It is well known that Kate is about the slowest person around.  I am not kidding.  She never gets in a hurry which is just fine unless you are playing a sport where you are required to hustle.  So at softball practice a few nights ago she had an interaction with Mrs. Ashley that went something like this...
Ashley:  "Come on Kate you need to hurry and run fast around the bases."
Kate: (Said very slowly as she was walking around the bases) "I don't hurry."

We were driving along this week and out of no where Kate says, "The inside of our van is so boring and gray.  I wish we could paint it rainbow colors.  Then it would be so much more exciting."   Never have I ever thought about the inside color of our van.  Only Kate!!  We love her so!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Day In the Life

I thought it would be fun to do a "day in the life" post.  These are crazy days and I want to remember them.  The day started off a little later than usual.  It was a non running day so I got to sleep until 6.  Matt woke me up as he was leaving for work (it is always early days for him).  
 First up I had to get ready.  Then it was off to fix breakfast for these sleepy heads along with lunches.  Not the most fun part of the day but have to do it.
 Then it was off to drop these cuties at school.  Ben is first then we meet up with Kaylee and Ashley for carpool for Kate.  The carpool is the best thing ever and saves a couple of trips over the mountain each day.  Glad they were all smiles as they head off for the day!
 Today was sort of an odd day because I didn't have to work.  Tuesday mornings are usually full of work but for some reason today I didn't have any patients scheduled (one of the perks of setting my own schedule).  So I ran home for a little while to put on some laundry and organize Kate's closet for the summer.  Thankful to get some time to get some things done!
 Then it was off to run a few errands including stopping by Ben's school to finish registering Kate for kindergarten.  You will be happy to know I didn't cry as I turned in all her paperwork.
 I met up with Ashley for lunch (meant to get a picture but forgot).  My friends are always so sweet to eat lunch with on days my dad gets scan reports.
 I then ran over the mountain to get Kate from school before heading off to dance.  It was a big day at dance because they got their recital costumes.  I got word from my parents during dance that my dad's scans were ok (some good and some not so good).  Scan days are always stressful.
 Then it was off to one of my favorite parts of the day - picking up this guy from school.  I love seeing his sweet smile as he gets into the car.
 We were able to swing by home for about 30 minutes so everyone could get their homework done and get changed for the evening activities.
 Our evening was a little complicated.  I had to drop Ben off at Matt's work so he could get him to his baseball game while I ran to work.  I had to see a late afternoon patient and since Kate had a softball game she was with me.  She loves hanging at my work.
 After work, it was over to the ball park near my office for Kate's game.  She was excited to play her friend Caroline's team and to get to go to a new park.  She did great!  The ball came to her and she caught it - step in the right direction.
 I was getting updates on Ben's game via text.  They won and Ben got 2 hits and an RBI.  Since dinner wasn't happening at home we met up at Buenavista for dinner.  It also happened to be Spirit Night for Ben's school so it was even more of an excuse to eat out.  Great to sit down together and catch up on everyone's day since we had been going non-stop.
We finished up the day with quick showers for everyone and bed time!!  Matt and I are finishing up by blogging and writing emails in bed while watching "New Girl."

There you have it - our day!  Like I said they are crazy days but wouldn't trade it for anything!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Non Stop Weekend

We had a jam packed weekend!!  We were on the go all weekend.  Those are fun weekends but they are not very restful.  It kicked off Friday night with a late night baseball game.  Ben was so excited to rematch against the team that beat them in the tournament.  He did an amazing job playing catcher and outfield.  They lost in another close game.  Ben had a blast playing!  
 Saturday morning was the Hampton Cove garage sale.  It is yard sales on steroids.  So many sales and so many people.  Hollie came over the mountain and joined me for the craziness.  We had a blast digging through other people's "trash."  We found a few treasures but mainly had a great time together.
 Then it was off to a birthday party for Kate.  Her school and life group buddy Cole turned 5 and had a super fun party at "Up A Creek."  Kate loved the Ninja Turtle theme.
 After the party, we worked on a secret project for a big upcoming party!!  (More to come on this soon...)
 Saturday night Matt and I had a date night.  Mike and Sandy came over to watch the kids and we enjoyed a fun night on the town.  We had a yummy dinner at the Original Public House and then went to the movies.  I think it was the first adult movie I have seen in over a year in the theater.  It was great to get to spend the night together.
 Sunday morning these cuties got all dressed up for church.
 We spent Sunday afternoon getting ready for the week doing laundry, going for a run and playing.  Anna came over and played with Kate.  I love that our teenage neighbor likes to play with our kiddos.  She is so sweet!  We finished up with life group outside in the park.  The weather was beautiful all weekend!
Like I said it was a busy week but so much fun!  Thankful to kick off Monday - maybe we will catch up on our sleep (ha!!!)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Feeling Nostalgic

On Tuesday, I signed Kate up for Kindergarten.  I then proceeded to cry my eyes out (really I did which is so unlike me).  Can't believe my baby girl is grown up enough to go to Kindergarten at the "big school."  Needless to say I am going to be a big mess over the next few months.

We are really going to miss our preschool.  Kate has been there for 4 years now and they feel like our family.  Kate, Kaylee and Libby have been together everyday for the past 4 years and they are now going to be going to 3 different schools.  So sad to think about.  First friends are something really special!  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Sporty Weekend

Between all our Easter activities, we had a lot of sports!  Ben finished up his next cycle of karate on Friday night with his testing for his orange belt.  
 He did great on his testing and now is a proud orange belt!  He is really enjoying karate and doing so well at it.
 Saturday was all about the ball park!  Our day started at 8 am with batting practice for Ben.  Then it was opening ceremonies for the park.  
 Ben had his pre season tournament.  His team (and him) did really well.  They won their first game which meant they advanced to the semi finals.
 The second game was back and forth and so close but they ended up losing at the last minute.  It was a nail bitter.  Ben got 2 great hits and did some great fielding.  He loved getting to play and can't wait to get revenge on the Red Sox.
 Kate also played a couple of short pre season games.  She is the youngest on the team and it shows.  She had fun out there and gave us lots of thumbs up so we will take that as a good sign.
It was a long weekend but so thankful the kids have fun activities they are involved in and enjoy.