Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Indians VS The Rangers

Subtitled - An Exercise in Cuteness, or Who Cares if Your Winning the Game, As Long As You Are Cute On the Field

Leo is now playing Pee Wee Little League T-Ball.  We were unable to go to his first game, since we were out of town, but Candice texted us to tell us, that it didn't go well, (see her blog for the details).  Not to miss out again; we made definite plans to go watch him this week. This was the cutest thing - it looked like a field of  My Buddy dolls running around the baseball diamond in their adorable little uniforms!  But cute can only win these baseball games, if one team out cutes the other, or a powerhouse like Leo is on your team!

The pictures below capture the drama of the event, as told by his proud M.E. - the way I saw it!

Leo, sizing up the dreaded Rangers from the Indians dugout

Our hero; the first batter up, being escorted  to home plate
Last minute coaching from Dad, before his big swing
First batter, first hitter - heading for first base; while the Rangers are scrambling in the field for  his ball!
The crowd is amazed!!
And very proud!!
Leo, the conquering hero!

 I don't know the actual outcome of this game, that is, the score - who won or lost - but by golly, I look forward to the next game, just because they are so dog gone cute!  Go Indians!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Last week...

 ...was a nice short work week; which we love!!  We got to spend some time with the kiddos.  Below, Jack and Leo with their AHA First Aid (fingers?) a freebie from work - now that I look closer I can see our old brand - Learn and Live - our new branding takes effect in November - Life is Why

Maybe they will be right handed, just noticing this as well.
At the end of the week, Chad and I escaped to Pleasantiville AKA the ranch in east Texas.  Chad thought I should learn how to use his spinning reel, so he demonstrated several times, how easy it is to catch fish with that tool.
" just cast it out like so...

...then you reel in the fish like so...

...then you reel in another fish like so...
...and that's pretty much all there is to it"!  Easy for him to say, nah - he really is a good instructor and very patient with me.  Cant remember how many times he had to reel in my line for me, since it kept getting stuck in the vegetation at the bottom of the lake.  I do think I can use the spinning reel now, maybe I will try again in November, when we venture out around Thanksgiving.

HLR was lovely and fragrant as usual, the temp was very comfortable.  I noticed the winds picking up after we had finished supper.  So we decided to hop up in bed and watch Cast Away while the storm raged outside, this was so comfy and cozy until we lost the power in our unit. I think we were only without power for an hour, but wow what a storm!  Even though we were safe and sound inside, my car was taking a beating out under the pine trees, once the storm died down a little Chad moved it for me, and noticed a limb had landed on the hood, denting it a little; sure hope HLR will take responsibility for it!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Nana!

This year, the former president of our party planning committee, Cindy Muse, planned our Mom's birthday party to be at Chuck E Cheese.  Now ordinarily this would be a reasonable request, if you are 6 years old!  Everyone showed up eager for the get together and the chance to spend a few hours with Mom and the family.
We all had a great time visiting, and made the unanimous decision to oust Cindy and install, anyone else, as our family party planning president.  BTW - Cindy is very happy to sunset her position, said it all went according to her plan. Man, outsmarted again!!

These are some of the pics I captured:

Candice and Nana

Me and Mom

Bodi's head, Cindy, Jimmy Valerie, Gunner and Nana

Laci, Ella, Valerie, Gunner and Nana

Great, Great Nana and Ella Blake - the newest baby in the family - Justin's baby

Axle and Kalan

Matt and Leo racing motor cycles

Jack and PawPaw

Bob, Reg, Kyle, Jaylen, Dravon and Nana

Happy Birthday Mom, and many more!  We love you and praise God for you!!