Friday, July 24, 2009

Our Little Slugger

June started t-ball when we got home from Utah in June.  She had been practicing in the back yard for months to prepare for her first team sport, and even got in a few training games with Papa Lee while we were visiting, but I just can't believe how well she doing.  
I really love the YMCA sports programs - the kids say an oath before each game and promise to be good sports.  All of the parents are helpers on the field, but the kids do all the work.  It is so nice to watch these little guys have fun, learn to play the game, and not worry about making mistakes.
Here's a little video of June at her game last monday night.

 
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Monday, July 20, 2009

never saw it coming . . .

June, good little writer that she is, decided to jot down a quick story about Sea Princess Ariel, and her adventurous discovery of mankind.

Her illustration, however, must be depicting "The Little Mermaid Gone Terribly Wrong," as it is a graphic drawing of an alligator eating a human arm.  She gets this morbidity from her father, I swear!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Independence Day

We made it home from Utah just in time to enjoy the Fourth of July in Oklahoma.  The fourth has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I'm not sure if the color scheme has something to do with it, but I'm sure my pyromania is a contributing factor.  I guess I just love having a real family holiday in the middle of the summer.  My mom sent some very cute and patriotic outfits home for all her kids so we quickly got them all together for a picture before they got ketchup and mustard all over everything.

Our town had an awesome parade.  To be honest, it was a little lengthy, but we lucked out with an overcast, cool day so it wasn't murder by sunshine.

And out of all of the floats, marching bands, and mini-cars buzzing around, this was by far my girls' favorite parade entry.  Rerro Raggy!

Here's a little something we whipped up for our afternoon picnic.   We are so lucky that all of our friends share their pools with us!

We finished the night off with the big fireworks display.  Winn may have gotten over her fear of water this summer, but she sure hasn't warmed up to the idea of booming explosives.  After a major meltdown, she and Daddy enjoyed the fireworks from inside the car, while June, Sofie and I gave Disney princess names to each sparkling blast, based on their shape and color.  Perfect end to a perfect day!