Saturday, September 17, 2016

September Happenings

Our church held their own Olympic games one night and our team won a couple of medals.

Lunch with my girl at school. She told me that every day she looks for me hoping I will be there to have lunch with her!

Go, go Power Ranger! It is so crazy to me that Hayes is now the age that Sam was when we moved in to this house. He is wearing Sam's Halloween costume from that first Halloween here.

Reese is cheering again this fall which she still loves.

One night while Lance was out of town I took the kids to play tennis. It went better than I thought it would and Reese hung the longest out of every one. It was fun!

Silly boys!

Hayes and Denver both have Thursday with no siblings and no school so they have been having fun together! This day we went to Sky Zone and they had a blast! They didn't stop jumping and running for an hour and a half!

Cheer practice one night the high school girls stunted with the little girls.

Waffle House for dinner!

Sam had to have a sleep study done so this was us at CHOA waiting to get all set up.

While we waited we watched Monsters University while snuggling in the bed together. He was nervous but did great.

This picture is a little scary but it is just wires everywhere. He fell asleep pretty fast around 9:00 PM but I slept terrible. It took me two days to recover. Around 12:45 AM, the fire alarm started going off! It was terrible but luckily a false alarm. Sam went back to sleep pretty quickly and then she came in an hour later to adjust some of the wires that were not reading correctly. It took him a little bit longer to go back to sleep that time. It snuggled in bed with him until he fell asleep and then went back to my sofa to try to sleep some more. They woke us up at 5:00 AM and we were home by 6:00 with doughnuts in hand. I went back to sleep until 8:00 AM and then we were off to church. They called us this week and said his study went great and that he did not seem to have any problems sleeping! Our ENT was worried his tonsil size was obstructing his airway at night...that was the reason he had to do this sleeping study.

Reese and Maddy were playing with make-up one night and then I found this picture on my phone.

Sam had state testing at school this past week and his teacher sent this banana home for him to eat for breakfast on the first day. I thought that was so sweet of her!

It is only half way through September so I am sure there is so much more fun on the horizon!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Fall Ball

This season Sam and Hayes are both playing baseball. Sam is still "eh" about baseball but Hayes is in love! Each season we ask Sam if he wants to play baseball or take a break and he always wants to play. But each season, he complains about it. I think we will have him take a break in the spring and try something else. However, Hayes is all in. He wants to play/practice all the time.

Lance has always helped out in coaching Sam's teams but he decided he would be the head coach for Hayes's team. Unfortunately, he was out of town the week of their first games. He was so bummed to miss them. Both games just happened to be at the same time, on the same night, two fields apart from each other. I did a lot of running back and forth that night and definitely was not dressed appropriately for that. Reese was also at cheer practice at the same time so as soon as the games were over, we raced to the car to go pick her up.

Before game picture...it is too funny that they each are on the "Sox"...Hayes is the Red Sox and Sam is the White Sox.

Hayes's first moments of his game and he was in the pitcher's circle. He was a little overwhelmed out there and not sure exactly what to do. Remember with soccer he didn't love all the parents yelling. I think this was similar because you could tell he was embarrassed being out there. He quickly warmed up though and had fun!

I stayed and watched Hayes at his first at bat but I don't have any pictures of it because I was FaceTiming with Lance so he could see it too. After Hayes batted I raced down to Sam's field just in time to see him up to bat.

And then back to Hayes...

And then back to Sam...Luckily Kristin was there with me to laugh at how crazy we were.

We have so many friends out at the ball park that were just laughing each time we would run by. We have one more night that the games are at the same time. This time I don't think it will be as stressful because Lance will be there with Hayes and I won't feel like I am missing Hayes's very first time playing.

Lance and Clint are coaching the babies (yes, we still call them the babies because they will forever be the babies of our families) team and we got so blessed by the fact that Sam and Dylan ended up on the same team. Once you are playing baseball, you can not request friends or coaches so it was truly a blessing for them to end up on the same team. There was a lot of happy dancing when we found out!

And we can't forget about our sweet sister cheering! Actually she is usually making videos and playing with other sisters, but she is there none the less.