Thursday, June 2, 2011

Only In California!


WOW! No more sun:) Pool one day and another rain!

Lillian's First Angel Game!


Lilly had a blast at her very first baseball game. Sure I went to a ton when I was pregnant with her, but now with the three kiddies it is hard to get us all to go. NOW I KNOW WHY! Here is the story of her first game.

Derek works, so I had to get the kids, myself, and Derek dressed and ready to go to dinner. Oh wait, we needed to go to the bank. Oh, we need to go to dinner with the three which takes way longer than it use to! What time is it? Okay we have plenty of time to get to the game. We get there right when it starts. I was very surprised that we did this because we NEVER do...does it have something to do with the tailgate party we usually have, humm. We have no time to grab Lilly a first game sticker because there was a huge line and we really wanted to get to our seats. We thought, "we will get it later." Once at our seats we grab the waitress to order some beers and popcorn. YES, we are here.

Okay, five people in four seats...stinks! Thank goodness we had the very nice waitress or else we would have been out of out seats for most of the time we spent at the game. Getting on. We love these seats because no one is behind us (due to the wall) and usually there is no one infront of us because we go during the week. This time, there were two VERY different types of couples in the four seats infront of us. Nothing against same sex couples, but the questions that came out of the kids mouths were killing me! The have no filter and no sense of being quiet. for example, "Yes there are two girls holding hands infront of us." The other couple, well reminded me of my dad. Love him, but the man was probably about 30 years older than his "date." The chick wore tiny panties under her loose fishhooked pants! So those were the people around us, but lets get to the good stuff! Drew kept kicking the guy in the head with his feet, but did not do it hard enough for the man to turn around, he would just brush his hair. Emma's sippy decided to fling milk all over the ladies' chair...thank goodness she was not in it, but I could not find a napkin and when she got back I am apoligizing like crazy and she says in a snotty voice, "happy I was not sitting there!" Point taken. So hitting and spilling just kept happening and when I go to take Em to the bathroom there was someone throwing up and Em asked what that noise was. Back at the seats Drew had to go potty and I needed a dt doke...yes, not a beer. I ended up with both drinks and the kids with ice cream which they only took two bites of because it was "too cold." FINALLY, at the bottom of the 6th everyone settled down and Daddy & Mommy got on the "Kiss Cam" which was kindof fun. All of this followed by singing, "take me out to the ballgame," then home.

Lilly did not get her sticker and we were in bed by 10pm! What a difference from 5 years ago!
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Buggy Is Growing!

Not having a working camera, other than my phone, has been a challenge when it comes to blogging. I am trying though:)
Lillian is getting so big and I just wanted to show some of the more resent pictures I have taken. She is only 4 months away from having us experience her in the terrible TWO'S! Actually, I swear she is already there. Loving our little buggy!

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Kyle's Birthday

On May 16th we celebrated what would have been Kyle's 33rd birthday by sharing a dinner at Bari-Bari. It was hard for the entire table, but we got through it. At the moment Kent started speaking and I looked at the sadness in Derek's eye I thought of how proud I am of him and the way he has these past few months when it comes to dealing with the loss of his friend. He has helped other people with similar issues and has become more aware of the complexities in life.

The pictures are horrible, but I took them anyways. I wish I could have gotten one of Debbie receiving a huge beer with candles strapped to it as we song happy birthday to Kyle, but it was super dark in there! Debbie has been so strong, but during this part she cried. Followed by hugs, picture taking, and thanking the awesome staff of Bari-Bari (Kyle always went there for his birthday and they were also very sad) we left with a good feeling. On a side note Debbie gave Drew the hat that Lilly is wearing to Drew. It was Kyle's. Our prayers will always be with Debbie, Darrell and Courtney on what would be Kyle's birthdays.

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The Famous Tatiana

This past weekend many of our neighbors got to visit the "Famous Tatiana." Drew is always talking about her because she is her girlfriend and I can not help but do things like this for her. Well, in typical boy fashion he told me, "I already gave her flowers once mom, why do I have to do it again?" Telling him that "boys give girls flowers all of the time...not just once... he then picked some flowers from the backyard and gave them to her during one of her tee-ball games. It was actually very sweet because Tati started to cry during her game and Drew ran over to the dug out and gave them to her to make her feel better. Drew said, "it did not help mom!" I will be surprised to hear what comes out of his mouth the next time he gives her flowers.

**I should have seen how the little girl who wants to be Drew's girlfriend acted when Tati showed up**