Friday, August 23, 2013

We finally gave in...

After months of Holden begging to play tackle football, we finally gave in.  However before we gave in, we told Holden he had to come up with three reasons why he wanted to play tackle football instead of flag and one of those reasons could not be "because all of my friends are playing".  Now his reasons he came up with were not that great but he did give it some thought and presented his desire to play.  Hence, this is why we gave in.

Practices began at the end of July three days a week for 2 hours each practice.  Yes, this football thing is a commitment.  Not just a commitment for Holden but for the entire family.  We have sat through many hot, muggy, and even rainy practices in this process!  I suppose this is my life now with three boys.

Finally, this past weekend we had our first scrimmage.  Our team wore our practice jerseys since some of the team does not have their official jerseys yet.  Holden is the one in the tall orange socks...he has his own sense of style.  

                                                       (Holden is the first one on the left)

Holden played Offensive Tackle and did exactly he was suppose to do, block.  He also played Corner back and Safety.

He also made a great tackle, the kid was huge but some how Holden took him down by himself.  Here is the play be play in pictures...

He hustled, listened to his coaches and had a great time playing.  Again, this was just a scrimmage but our Stallions won, 7-0.  Not too bad for alot of these first time players.

Our opposing team was Holden's buddy Charlie.  Don't these two look like teenagers!

Gosh, I can not get over it.

Our first official game is this weekend so stay tuned.  I am sure it will be an exciting one as we cheer on our little boys of fall.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

First Day of Second Grade!

It's back to school time which means, summer break has official come to an end.  Holden was nervous going to bed Monday night and he kept asking questions about school, his lunch and so forth.  It took him forever to fall asleep.  Tuesday morning, he was up at 6:20!  I made a special breakfast for the first day.

But by 6:45 he had eaten breakfast, made his bed and gotten dressed!  Then he proceeded to tell me to wake up the others so we would not late.  First day jitters were in full force.

Hard to believe this little guy is beginning 2nd grade!  He looks so big, and it seems to have happened overnight.

It seems that everyone was excited about the first day of school, just look at these three.

Holden with his new backpack and looking so grown up walked into school and down to the Grammar School Hall.  We found his class and got his desk organized and all those first day jitters were washed away!

While Holden was at school and Leyton napped, Rylan and I made a few surprises for Holden's first day of school.

When we picked Holden up, he gave us the scoop about his first day of school and what is expected of him now that he is in 2nd grade. Because as Holden told me, "Mom we have cubbys in the hall like the big kids and we need to be an example to the younger kids."  Too funny!  The first day of Second Grade was a great one, per Holden.  He said he made lots of new friends,  his teacher is awesome, and he said, and I quote, "I love school Mom."

And just like that, our carefree summer days are over.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

He is on the move!

It's official, we have a crawler!!!

Leyton started pumping on his knees last week and then this week, he started crawling.

And let me tell you he is moving everywhere!

Everything is so new and wondrous but it is only a matter of time before he is into everything.  Watch out world Leyton is on the move!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Surprise Road Trip

Saturday morning we packed the kids in the car for a surprise road trip.  I wanted to do a couple of these of the summer but it just did not work out as planned.  However, Saturday, the boys did not have a clue where we were taking them until we were on the road.  So where did we go?  Louisville, Kentucky.  It's about an hour and a half away from us and knew it would be the perfect surprise.  First we went to the Louisville Slugger Museum.

We visited this museum two years ago, but the kids did not seem to remember.  We toured the factory first but they did not allow pictures on the tour.

After, the boys looked at the bats and Holden found one of his favorite players bat...

Bryce Harper!  He was thrilled.  All three of our future ball players sat in the dugout and held bats.

The lego area was a huge hit too.

Yes, those are legos!  A few hits in the batting cages and then we head over to Slugger Field for the second part of our surprise...a baseball game.

Kevin got really close seats but it was just too hot for Leyton so we sat under the over hang until the sun went down.  While Kevin and the boys watched the game they snacked and snacked and snacked!  HA!  Always a party!  The Bats ended up not winning but we all had a great time.

We did not even get 10 minutes on the road when all three were sound asleep.  I would say our surprise road trip was a big hit.