Sunday, September 25, 2016

It's Fall Ball Again

I can't believe it's been four months since Jayce's D2 team had played their last Spring game. He was excited to get back to baseball after the Summer break.

Jayce loves suggesting names for the team. They've been the Tornadoes,  The Devil Dogs, ThunderStruck, The Flares... This season, the team voted on the name and Jayce's suggestion won! This year they are The Vipers.

There's a lot of familiar faces again on this season's team. Many of Jayce's teammates moved up from 10U to 12U this season with him.  There are also about 5 or 6 new players to get to know.

Moving up to 12U is a whole new ballgame for real!

Hopefully these guys will find their groove soon.

Normally Jocelyn doesn't have to attend the games, but sometimes Brian or Jaina can't watch her, so she'll have to come along.

I miss the days when she used to wear Jayce's extra uniform shirt :)

Here's to the Fall Ball Season!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hump Day Phone Dump

I do have to say that I love having a phone with a good camera again :) It's about to be Fall picture season which means I'll only use my big girl camera when I take pictures for clients. My own kids will get crappy cell phone pics and will most likely be okay with that.

Here's what we've been up to:

Jocelyn wanted to do math homework with Jayce. So she added a few sums and counted to 100. That's pretty good for preschool :)

Jocelyn couldn't figure out what to watch this morning. I suggested Blue's Clues and she had to go get her Blue Puppy. It was originally Jaina's and we've had it forever.

Last night after books, Jocelyn remembered that she needed to finish a worksheet she had forgotten about earlier.

Earlier yesterday, she was bored and played with my phone. It yielded some interesting pictures.

Then she got obsessed with Snapchat filters and almost didn't give me my phone back!

Monday was Shaggy's surgery follow up at the vet's office. Unfortunately, we got some bad news. His test results came back as skin cancer. I'll update in another separate post.

September 11th was a relaxing Sunday full of naps.

I also started decorating for Fall.

I totally missed taking pictures for 10 on 10. Saturdays are insane for us and I just plain didn't have time.

I attended HPA's 9-11 Tribute on Friday, Sept. 9th. It was so well put together. I was so impressed with both the program and the student audience who was very respectful. I got to hear Jaina sing with her new chorus ensemble and they were amazing.

The rest of this week will bring two baseball games and another busy weekend.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Labor Day Weekend

We crammed a lot of fun into our three day weekend, despite having two sick kids. Jayce told me after school on Friday that his throat hurt. I didn't think much of it, but by Saturday afternoon, he was SO sick! Like, couldn't- move -ache- all -over -fever -and -crying- sick.

Which means I kind of regret letting him go to breakfast with us that morning.

It was the 2016-2017 BSHS Marching Band Fundraiser breakfast. It's the one time Brian doesn't mind spending money on taking us out to eat :)

I left the big kids home with Brian and took Jocelyn to a birthday party. We ended up having to leave early, though, because my husband was incapable of giving Jayce a dose of Advil. Sigh.

I didn't take pictures at Gabby's birthday, but I'm glad my friend Jackie did :)

We left Jayce and Jaina home on Sunday to keep their germs to themselves. By then Jaina, too, had a sore throat and an ear ache. Our friends Danielle and Thad had invited us to a cookout at their house. We had a blast!

We had decided on Friday that we'd try to head up to Chimney Rock State Park on Monday since it had been forever since we had gone. We let the big kids decide if they felt good enough to go. They decided to try, since Advil was pretty much keeping their symptoms at bay. I'm glad we all went!

Of course, a sore throat that lasts Friday through Tuesday needs to be looked at, so the big kids are heading to the doctor this afternoon. I guess I'll see soon if it's strep. Gotta love Welcome Back to School germs :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Just Swimming Right Along

Summer might be long gone, but things didn't quite calm down around here. We're still busy. But, it's a happy busy, so I'll take it.

Here's a kid update for posterity purposes...


She still wishes she doesn't have to go to school and do any work at all ever, but she's complaining far less being a student at High Point than she was last year in Dist. 2.

This year she is taking Biology, Geometry, English, Spanish, Theatre, Dance, and Geography. Here's hoping that she learns that London is not a state in New England. Seriously.

She received an outstanding grade on her Summer Reading Projects on To Kill a Mockingbird and Tuesdays with Morrie. 

She's anxiously awaiting her first report card that will hopefully be filled with all A's and B's. This will ensure that she no longer has to pay by month for her cell phone plan and she'll be able to enroll in Jazz Contemporary again. It's been a long summer filled with a lot of babysitting for her. Eh... I don't feel sorry for her. She's learned a great lesson about working hard, earning money, and earning good grades.


This guy absolutely LOVES his new school, especially since he has so many friends that are in classes with him. He's taking English, Science, Math, Social Studies, Robotics, Chorus, and PE.

He did his Summer Reading Project on The Prince and the Pauper and Auggie & Me. 

He's handling the transition to middle school with a lot more ease than I had anticipated. I think part of that is the success we've had with his latest medicine change. The other part is owed to his new school for sure.


This girl cracks me up. I believe that her preschool teachers think she only owns clothes with cats on it.

She absolutely LOVES school this year and has no separation anxiety at all! She hops out of the van with ease at drop off this year. I'm a bit sad I don't need to walk her in any more! She has so many new friends... Hawk, Maddox, and Brody are the ones I hear about the most. Sammy, Lily, and Hayden are from her class last year.

As for me, I've been super busy as usual.

Brian and I attended a wedding for dear friends who finally tied the knot! We had a blast and stayed out in Greenville until 2:30 AM!

We had the best time! As much as I complain about my goofy husband, he is fun to hang out with :)

La Leche League and MOMS Club are also keeping me busy. As well as the couple photography shoots I've had this month.

But, like I said, I'll take good busy over crazy hectic chaos busy any day :)