Thursday, June 30, 2011

Second Place

Sam's team also ended up facing the A's in tonight's championship game. After six hard fought innings, they came up a little short. But what a great season!
They had a lot of fun, and that's all that matters! Right?!?
The team dumped water on their favorite coach~
Now both boys have trophies and we can gear up for the craziness that is travel season!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Not a Frog

During Sam's playoffs tonight, Charlie found a toad. He's cute, as far as toads go~

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fullersburg Woods

We were able to spend a beautiful day at the Forest Preserve with our friends, the Peseks~
Now, Mary refused to be in the above photo, but I caught her looking quite angelic here~
This just cracks me up because Mary really does everything her "boys" do~

Monday, June 27, 2011

Say Ahhhhh

Mary had her very first dentist appointment. As usual, she was a dream patient~
She loved it! What ever happened to the terrifying dental visits of my youth?!

Friday, June 24, 2011


After a long season, Charlie and the Mets found themselves facing the A's in the championship game tonight!

Since I was busy biting my nails, I don't have any pictures of the actual game. After six innings the game was tied. The Mets finally won, by one, after two extra innings. This was a very trying season, I'm glad it's over. I'm even happier that it ended well~

Charlie's best bud, Isaac, is in town, and was there for the championship game!!
Another member of Charlie's fan club~
On to travel season...

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Mary loves her grandpa, and Grandpa loves Mary~
We celebrated Father's Day with Grandpa and Pam~

Of course, whenever Grandpa comes over, we always play Apples to Apples~

Friday, June 17, 2011

Grand Slam Sam!

Sam played tonight in the All-Star Game (he should be easy to spot in the picture below) ~
He was pretty excited~
Sam had the entire crowd on their feet when he crushed a ball down the left field line. After the opposing team contributed a couple of errors, Sam ended up crossing home plate with a grand slam (!!) under his belt! Fans on both sides were going crazy! It was pretty amazing. Of course I wasn't video-taping at the time :( Here he is getting some congratulations from grandma~
Wendy and sweet baby Ava came and watched the game~
Sam's team crushed the opposition. Mary was pretty stoked~
Nobody was surprised when Sam was named MVP~

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Second Base

Charlie's season on the Mets is winding down. They have a great record so far this year~
At the plate~
I don't want to jinx anything, but they have a good chance of making it to the championship game!

Beach Bums

Once again, we were able to enjoy the ROCK end of year picnic! It's always so much fun, and the weather cooperated this year~

Baseball Buddies

Sam, Aiden, and their dads were able to catch the White Sox vs. Mariners today~
It was a perfect day for a ballgame~
Best buds~

Paulie pulling out a home run~
The White Sox lost in extra innings - 7 - 4 :(

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ante Up

Another great thing about homeschooling - the manipulatives we get to use. Double down, anyone?
Also, I love how Sam has his shirt pulled over his head :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Cardio Workout

Mary had her regular check-up with Dr. Varga today. Sam is a good sport and helps keep Mary happy while we waited~
Of course the prognosis was good :) Mary does need to have an MRI at some point, but we are going to wait until after summer. And since she will need to be sedated for that, she will just have her echocardiogram done at the same time. While she is always cooperative when awake, this will allow them to get really good pictures.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Mary loves gymnastics. This session she has started participating without me. If we could go every day, I don't think that would be too much~

No stupid questions...

Mary has lots of funny phrases, but she's outgrown a few that I want to remember~

Nookie = Milkie

When playing "Slug Bug" she'll call out (without having seen a VW Beetle), "Sug bug - green (or whatever color she chooses) one - I got it guys!

We have a jar in our kitchen that is collecting money every time anyone says, "stupid, shut up, whatever, shouts, or swears. The one we all have the most trouble with is , "whatever". If Mary hears you she is quick to say, "aw - fifty cents! haha - burn!"

And lastly, she has started, while I am reading aloud to them, saying, "I have an answer" meaning she has a question. But she must have heard me ask the boys if they know the answer to questions while we're home schooling. It's really cute.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nature is the art of God. ~Thomas Browne, Religio Medici, 1635

We met some friends at Seven Gables Park today, and did a little fishing~