Tuesday, April 28, 2009

San Antonio Adventure- Sea World

Sea World...The Boys first time!
Firsts are so much fun!
We counted down the day until we left for about two weeks- that is a VERY long count down for two VERY excited little boys!

The boys were mesmerized and just soaked it all in...one show at a time!

It was whale worth the wait! (I'm so clever!)

K-man was excited to feed the seals following one of the shows, however Little Bit had no use for the stinky little fish!

Now, one of my absolute favorite memories will always be K-man's first
As we headed up through the line the K-man got quieter and became very still (which is a HUGE deal if you know my first born!).

However, once the ride started he yelled and laughed through the whole ride!
I have to admit I laughed with and at him the entire time...I don't remember having so much fun on a roller coaster!
I love this picture of him! It totally captures how much fun he had.

One of our family favorites was feeding and touching the dolphins~

Little Bit needed some encouragement, but came around after three containers of smelly fish!

Who do these crazy looking boys belong to ...Well, me!
There was a 4-D pirate movie that played throughout the day.
The K-man laughed through the whole thing as we got pooped on (with real water)by birds and stung by bees as our seat vibrated!
Although this little booger only made it through the fist 15 minutes...the bees finished him off.
So, I relied on the K-man to give me a full report on the rest of the movie.
Maybe next time little guy!

Little Bit loved the shows.
He was frozen not missing anything.
He would tell us what he saw in very dramatic fashion once the show was over.

Here are some favorite photos fro m our day...

We saved Shamu for last!
It was WHALE worth the wait!
It was our GRAND FINALE!!

So beautiful!

The day ended with two happy (but tired) little boys holding Shamu ...
It just seemed right!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Faces of Little Bit

Yes, this is my second born!
He is the HAM of the family.
He is a ball of energy with a bit of spunk attached!
I had to share these pictures...
I love you Little Bit~

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Batter-Up Little Man!

We are in Full Swing with T-ball!

Our T-ball experience started off a bit rocky (I say OUR because I found that when you are in the world of sports it changes the routine of the WHOLE family!)...after K-man went to tryouts, my adorable husband came home concerned that K-Man would have to stay in the outfield the whole season so he wouldn't get "killed out there"! K-man is the youngest boy on his team. However, over the last several weeks of practices, practice games, and now games he has really come a VERY LONG WAY!

With my adorable husband as one of then team coaches I have seen an added dynamic to their relationship develop . With soccer my adorable husband really wasn't able to instruct K-man much, BUT baseball...we are in his element!

It has been a joy to see the K-man's love for the game deepen and my adorable husband become somewhat of a kid again (ok, really...he has never grown -up). But, still fun to watch them together.

My adorable husband has learned a bit more about patience, while K-man has leaned to catch, hit and RUN!

We have had a hard time getting the K-man to RUN to first base instead of jog. He just watched the ball and jogs there not really caring if he is out or not.Solution: I have told him every time he make it to first base with out being tagged out he gets a baseball card. Problem: Once he makes it to first base he looks for me in the stands and hollers, " Momma, I made it to first! I get a baseball card, right?!" (my poor husband just rolls his eyes-oops!)He HAS been faster lately though!

My little man also has a tendency to play in the dirt! He is usually covered from head to toe at the end of the game. That red dirt is just too cool!

K-man is on a GREAT team with some adorable little boys.
They have gotten better every game and we actually won a game last week. (most of the time it is a tie because it is 5 runs or three outs each team up).

What have I leaned so far:
1. What the K-man wears is NOT an outfit, but a Uniform!
2. Grass stains and red dirt do not always come out after the first wash.
3. Baseball cards can disturb a game in progress (ie. "Momma, I'm on first!")
4. Baseball bats hurt when hit by one.
5. Do not interrupt a coaching moment between my adorable husband and K-man even if just trying to encourage.
6. You don't say, "your blue outfit makes your blue eyes so bright" or "you look so cute"
7. Supper at 5:30 and bedtime at 7:30 is a thing of the past (at least two to three days a week!)
8. Little Bit wants to play too!!!!!
9. It is always windy and cooler at the T-ball field!
10. Your child is the BEST player at there NO MATTER WHAT!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Anyone??

I am one of those Momma's that feel educating your children empowers them!
Today, I took the K-man to a Tea Party in our small town. I was so proud of him and the other proud Americans and their families that we marched with.

I am not sure how many marched around the downtown courthouse and stayed for the speeches. One estimate was 1,500ish.

All I know was there was one little boy who was happy to march around waving the American flag while others honked their horns and cheered him on.

My sweet boy!

At the rally following the march there were many wonderful speeches, but the thing that touched me the most was the prayer for our nation and 1,000 people saying the pledge to our wonderful country!

We ran into some friends from church and we were able to share the experience with them.

The signs were also fun to read...some people are just so creative!

I want the K-man to understand how wonderful it is to be free! Free to worship our God, Free to live where we want, Free to become who we want...Free to stand up for what you believe in!
I also explained today when we don't agree with how things are going in our government we must stand up in a respectful way. We must stand up for our belief in God and the good of others. We must always stand strong for what we believe to be true!

God Bless America!
Stand up for what you believe in!