Saturday, June 19, 2010

Little League 2010

It's hard to believe that we haven't even had the first day of summer and the Little League regular season is already over. In the course of the eight weeks of play, I think there were only about three games that we didn't have to come bundled up in sweatshirts and blankets. We had multiple games that it actually snowed on us!
Treyson moved up an age division this year, and was drafted by Carter Enterprises. The team had finished in last place last season, so we knew that it would be a growing year for the team. Trey was ecstatic to get on that team, because his BFF would be returning for his second year on the team. The two of them had a great time together. Jace even commented that the two of them are like peanut butter and jelly and that they just do better when they're together. Treyson would either pitch, catch or play shortstop and had a great batting average. The team ended the regular season 5-7, which was a great improvement over last year. In the league tournament, they knocked out the fourth place, and then the first place teams to make it to the championship game. The championship game was kind of (ok, really) ugly, and they lost by ten runs. The boys had a great time though, and were proud of how they finished.
On a happy note, Treyson was selected to be on the 11-12 year old all-star team. This is the age group that has the opportunity to advance to San Bernadino if they win the state tournament. We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed for a big tournament win the second week of July!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Princess Turns Five!

Clear back on May 6th, our Quincy-girl had a birthday (I'm a little behind, I know)! She counted down for weeks and couldn't wait for the big day to get here. Being the younger sister of boys that live and breathe baseball, we shouldn't have been surprised when she asked for a "combat" baseball bat (Combat is a brand of bats that the boys love). She also had outgrown her bike and was hoping for a bigger one. She has us wrapped pretty tightly around her finger, so her wishes were our command.
Q debated for months what type of birthday party she wanted to have. She loves the books "Pinkalicious" and "Fancy Nancy" so was thinking along those lines, but then decided that all of her boy friends just wouldn't appreciate those party themes. She finally decided to have a big ice cream bar. The kids seemed to like picking from the 20 items to put on their ice cream sundaes. Some (like Dawson!) had to have a little bit of everything. We played some fun ice-cream themed games and giggled a lot.

I'm so glad Q had a good day. I love her to pieces. I love the spunk and craziness she adds to our lives. By the same token, I love the compassion and tenderness that she also brings to the family. Love you, Quincy!