Thursday, June 18, 2009

Busy Summer, Busy Life

Wow, June is flying by with games almost everynight, work for the business still pouring in....and then there are all those summer activities that we have to do....for instance, when the neighbors call and say, "Our Bonzai Water Park is open!", we drop everything grab the suits, suncreen, towels and snacks and head for the Finzers (thanks so much for all the fun) and then there is the Library reading club.....Z and J are flying through books so we are making a trip there at least once a week, the girls visited a VBS for a couple of days, we have babysat for a neighbor who had a week that she needed childcare, homeschool picnics and lots of "backyard" camping......but no pool time yet! Horrible, I know....since Abby spends most days in a bathing suit just asking her dad if today is the day that we put up the pool (by 10am her clothes are off and "baby soup" is on, even tonight when we came home from a game and were supposed to be getting a snack, she disappears only to show up a few minutes later in a "baby soup")......we have this wonderful pool just waiting to be set up and enjoyed, but we have found no time to put it up, or I should say that Kevin has found no time to put it up. He works all weekend unless he is at a game or doing yardwork. The joys of owning your own business huh? We have some hopes for this weekend though, we'll see, it's Father's Day and Monday we are taking a trip to Cleveland for church conference ....since Kevin is the new Children's and Youth Pastor at Redeemer's now.....have I said that before? Could we be any busier? I'm sure we could and at least we are still young, right? Sleep is over rated too!

Baseball updates:
  • our favorite time of year (baseball season) is almost over.....bummer!
  • Jordy made a TRIPLE play, yes a TRIPLE play.....with runners on first and second, she caught the ball, (batter - 1 out), the runner on 1st had ran to 2nd without tagging up first so Jordy ran to first tagged the base ( 2outs), the runner on 2nd had taken off to 3rd, not paying attention to what had just happened and was happily standing on 3rd base, when coaches start yelling @ the girl to head back to 2nd, Jordy took off toward 2nd base, beat the girl there for the 3rd out and the inning was over! I don't even think her teammates even realized what was happening or were paying that close attention so J just handled it all herself.
  • Rachel has been hitting the coach-pitched balls and rarely ever needs a T now! She is still quite aloof in the outfield and likes to play in the dirt, but she's having fun. She also doesn't like to run fast, she says it makes her tired!
  • Zach is doing well, still wearing a splint but is hitting his fair share of singles and doubles and he is a great fielder. He has made many nice infield plays and even has done some pitching.
  • Kevin and I enjoy watching the games and getting away from home and office....
  • We DON'T like the "porc-a-potty's" and Abby always has to go because she's a drinkaholic! (one game she went 4x - one poop and 3 potty's....K and I are always saying, "it's your turn!")

Other summer plans:

  • HNI Conference in Cleveland ( pray business goes well without us)
  • Kokomo for the 4th and I'm bringing my mom home with me....
  • King's Island...that's where my dad will take my mom back......
  • Tournament games for Z
  • Rach, Zach and Jordy's Birthdays (King's Island trip is their present)
  • Boating and Camping weekends ARE planned
  • VBS...1st of August
  • Most importantly....GET THE POOL UP and RUNNING!

Sorry to family and friends for being slow to blog......we are enjoying summer and it seems I can hardly sit down long enough to update! Hope you are all having a great summer!


Pam said...

Wow! My head is spinning just from READING this post! I'm drooling over the pool! Isaac is in swim lessons right now. He's having a blast. We're still waiting on the parts to come in so we can get the hot tub running. A pool will be our next project. If you'll be in Kokomo long enough maybe we can steal some time to hook up for lunch or something. I'd love to see you. I need to scoot.

Love you,

Nana said...

Sounds so busy...can't wait to see you all in a couple weeks.