Monday, July 30, 2007

Take me out to the baaalllgaamme…..

Finally, we took the kids to their first ballgame.  We'd been saying we'd do it since at least last year, so this year we got none other than bleacher seats.  And great ones at that.  Sure it was over the visiting team's bullpen, but it was VERY close to the field.

Started out as a boring game.  The Brewers were up and there was almost no action.  Then it POURED!  It felt really good though.  The kids thought it was fun to sit in the rain and watch a ballgame.  Then the game picked up.  They tied and then they won it.  By the end of the game Kae was yelling 'charge' and Chelsi loved it when the did the "clap your hands".  Chelsi even slept part of the game.  We all had a good time.  Gonna have to do that more often.

Most fun for the kids.....running the bases after the game.  Nothin' like being on the Cardinal's field and running the actual bases. 

My favorite.....

And a lady at the game was nice enough to take a family pic for us in return for a family picture of them.  We seldom get me in any pictures because I'm always behind the camera.  Not that I'm complaining, but sometimes it's nice to remind the kids that I am part of the family.  :)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Float Trip 2007

I swear these things get to be more fun every year!  This is our family.

It was Kae's first and she had a great time!  We got on the water about 10:00 and I think we were back about 3:00 or so.  We had some nice long stop breaks in between so the kids could stretch their legs and the adults could soak and cool off.

We had about 8 kids on the trip this year and they all had a good time.  Even the newest little ones.

Here are some pictures:

The boys getting ready to leave.

Cole rode with his Godfather and his wife. (hope you don't mind guys)


Kae and Chase road with us.  (Yes dad smokes those nasty Swishers when he hunts and fishes.)


After the float trip we retired to Jay and Shannon's for the annual frog/fish fry.  YUM!!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Happy 4th!!!

We didn't spend the 4th of July like most folks.  It doesn't work well to have a 10 yo, 7 yo, 5 yo and 2 yo out past 9:00 to watch firewords on a weeknight.  We took it easy that day and spent the day in the pool and got out the 2 year old waterslide that's been in the closet, still in the original package.  That's what happens when you get something on clearance at the end of the season and forget constantly.  Needless to say, our kids will get to see firewords.  We're going floating this weekend with the older 3 and afteward we'll go to a fish/frog fry and shoot off the fireworks the.  The kids CANNOT wait! 

Here are our action pics from the fourth.

 Chelsi's been having a true sense of wanting to grow up a little too least for mommy.  She wants to wear goggles like big brothers and sister and now she wants waterwings on and lets go to swim by herself.  What happened?!