Monday, February 28, 2011


One of the things that Samuel and Joseph like to do when we finish up school is play coach.  Graham and Asher take longer to do their morning work than Samuel.  I like that S & J get this alone time together.  Usually, Samuel gravitates toward the older boys, but when he's given no other option, Jopie is the chosen playmate.  Lately, Samuel is very concerned with Joseph's baseball skills, especially since they are on the same team for Little League.  And Joseph, well, he likes the attention.
Sitting on a bucket, just like Daddy does.

Indoor batting practice at its finest.

One energetic boy ready to play spring ball (notice the golfing glove).
The season starts soon.  Are you ready for baseball picture overload?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Texas Sledding

We went to the TCU baseball game.  Our boys had a blast.
It was a perfect day for baseball.  All 14 innings of it.

Strangely, Cry Cry sat in his stroller for 2 1/2 hours without so much as a peep.  Probably the steady influx of sugar helped.

Papa was in town.

This is Texas sledding.  The brown grass isn't so picturesque, but being able to sit outside for a baseball game in February is worth enduring brown grass.

Some had an easier time than others.

These two are ready for snowboarding.

These two are CUTE!

Asher was thrilled Nathan would ride down with him.

What a good big brother.

Even Papa joined in on the fun.

And then Samuel.

Would you be able to tell they are brothers?  When I look at them here, I'm not so sure.

Just think it's adorable how those little ears poke out when he wears a baseball cap.

Autographs after the game.

However did I become the mother of such a big kid?

Happy weekend.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Asher's Recipe.

 Asher's been asking and asking to make a recipe he made up in his sweet little brain.  Finally, there was a good time to do it this weekend.  He was so excited.
He melted 2 cubes of white almond bark.  Then he added a little cinnamon.

Next he sliced an apple into 10 slices and then peeled them (well, I peeled them).  He dipped the apple slices in the cinnamon almond bark.  Then chopped up the insides of the apples into little tiny pieces and put them on top of the still wet almond bark.

They look like this.  Certainly wouldn't be the first thing I'd choose on a dessert platter.

But I'll have to admit.

Samuel agreed.

They were pretty tasty.
Samuel took this picture.  He did a good job, except it focused on my knuckles.  I know you've always wanted to see my knuckles a little closer.  So here you go.
Now go make your cinnamon almond bark apple skin boats.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Good Season

Asher and Samuel both played basketball this winter and loved it.  We played through the city.  One of the best parts about it, parents... it was $20 to play.  Plus we met a lot of fabulous people.
And picked up a few basketball skills along the way.

We do have some height issues in our family.

After the last game, so proud with their medals.

Look who tried to sneak in the picture.

The happy winners.

Love this kid.

Asher warming up before the game.

Time out pep talk.

Passing the time during the game with some friends.

Great season, boys!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Daddy Bull

We have a very serious game we play around here.
It's called Daddy bull.

Since we went to the rodeo a couple weeks ago, we've played it with more frequency.

The kids love it.

Daddy Bull is very mean and tries to get them off his back.

Someone has to be in charge of the rubber band gun.

The rules are strict.  One hand must be in the air.

Here Samuel is trying to get the bull calmed down before opening the pin.

Can he stay on for 8 seconds?

See the similarities?

Happy weekend y'all!