Mason and the runner on first taking a moment to draw in the dirt. It's just too irresistible! Mason's game started about 30 minutes before Braden's, so I was able to catch him in the field and at bat. They were staring directly in the sun, and don't have hats at this age, so I grabbed the only kid sunglasses I could find in my car. I'm sure Blake was so proud!
Batter up! Love that face!
Headed to third!
Coach making sure he knows to run home!
Last night, Braden had to slide into third base, so today, Mason slid home. He was so proud that he got so dirty.
"Mom am I bleeding" He was so disappointed that neither elbow was bloody.
Braden's team, the Elks Astros have wrapped up their regular season....UNDEFEATED. Tonight we started out at Mason's T-ball game, so we both missed Braden's home run! This team has really played well this season. They've learned a lot, and I think had a little bit of fun, too!
The coaches and parents hosted a cook out immediately after the game, and they dumped ice water on their coach. Braden was in charge of "distracting" him as they snuck up behind him. The night was complete with a water balloon fight among team members and little brothers!
Car pool is over, and now we walk home from school everyday. Recycling Mason: Here's a booger, Momma, put it in recycling.
Frozen Custard Please Last night Braden and I attended the Playground Party hosted by The Center. On our way I promised Braden we could get some "concrete" from Freddy's (local ice cream/burger joint) which is frozen custard. Even though it was 30 minutes past his bedtime when we left the party, he had not forgotten: Braden: Mom, can I have a brick? I mean a sidewalk? Mom:What? Braden: You know, you said after the party..... Mom:(cracking up) Oh, you mean concrete? From Freddy's?
Salad in the Water Last night for dinner I fixed a refreshing pitcher of ice water with mint and lemon balm from our garden. Mason pointed to it from his high chair and declared: Mason: Salad in the water! Dollar Vacation During Braden's Birthday Lunch on the porch I asked River if she was getting excited about their family trip to Branson. River:Oh Yeah! We even get to go to Silver Dollar City! Braden: Oh Yeah, my Mom takes me to Dollar Tree! Obviously Braden has no idea what SDC is or that the Dollar Tree doesn't quite compare, but as long as it's a big deal to him. . . .we will keep going!
The Substitooth When I picked Braden up on Friday, his teacher wasn't there, but he had a substitute. This happened one other time, when Ms. Vacca had a toothache. I asked Braden who is substitute was, and he said "Nothing" Me:Was Ms. Vacca here, today? Braden: No, we had 3 different teachers. Me: Who was that man? Was he your substitute? Braden: No, Ms. Vacca was sick today, so he helped us do our work. Me: I know, Braden, that is called a substitute teacher. Braden: I thought it was a substitooth, like Ms. Vacca had before.
Hello to all! We are going to attempt to provide you with an endless source of pictures, video and stories to ooh and aaah at until your heart is content. As Braden reminds Blake every morning as he leaves for work "don't be boring" we will try not to be boring! We thought life was interesting with Braden, now that we've added Mason to the mix we've learned new levels of parenthood!