The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Why don't I blog as much as I used to?

We went to the Lads to Leaders Convention the first part of this month.  I was so mad at myself because I forgot my camera.  Oh well! 
The boys had a great time.  It was Reese's first time in that big hotel, and to watch him look up for the first time was priceless.  Brooks placed 2nd in Speech, and was a finalist in Song Leading.  His puppet group was first place!  I was so proud of him!! Reese led a song, and read a scripture as well. 
The unhappy highlight of the trip was when Brent and I came up on a situation where we saw a mother scolding her child above and beyond what was called for.  We didn't know what had happened.  We saw the mother yelling at the child, and then looking over the side of their 38th floor balcony, down to the lobby.  We were curious!!  Brent told a kid in our youth group what we had seen, and this kid decided to go ask what happened.  The child had apparently dropped his Ipod touch over the side of the railing.  The only thing I could figure out is that the mom was so upset because that could have killed someone had it hit them on the lobby level.  Crazy scene!
Baseball is in full swing.  Reese's team is doing real well and has won most of their games.  Reese has a hard time paying attention, probably due to his hyperactivity, and you know, he is 5.  After almost every pitch, one of us will yell, "Reese, Pay Attention!"  It is a lot of fun! 
Brooks team is struggling, but having a great time being together.  (Which is what he will remember.)
Brent gave us all a scare this past weekend.  He was taken from work to the hospital with stroke like symptoms.  We still don't know what happened, and after an overnight stay, we are no closer to answers.  They have done almost every test that can be done, and all have come back normal, which is a blessing.  We may never know.  I told a couple of friends, that after all this happened, it makes you thankful for your family, and your church family as well.  The love and support was amazing!
We are drawing near the end of school which means Kindergarten Graduation!!!  Now if I could only explain to my child why he has to wear a cap and gown....

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Preparing for your first baseball game!

Before you play your first baseball game, you must first prepare for the game.

First exercise your fingers. This will allow them to be nimble, and possibly pick up the ball quicker.
Practice your batting stance, including the fake "woosh" sound.
Practice running in slow motion, pretending the crowd is cheering for you as you run.
Stretch your ankles for all of the potential dancing around in the outfield. It is common knowledge that 5 year olds are free to dance around in the outfield during the game.
Stretch your cheek muscles by flashing that cute smile at your mother.
Practice making a crazy face while stretching your legs into the air. This is complicated because it requires two tasks at once.
Contemplate the meaning of life.
Get together with your fellow teammates and do some stretching on the field.
Show off your flexibility.
Pick your wedgie.
Listen to your coach!
Remember everything that you have been learning for the past few months, and try to hit the ball.
You did it!! Hit the ball hard and run to first. Listen to your base coach and get ready to run to second.
Make it to second. Get a little bummed when you are stranded there.
Even though your team lost, you have to remember that you had a great time, got to see a lot of your family members. It will be a fun year!

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