Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Spring time in the Stokes house

Finally spring has sprung!! We are so happy about this here because it means we no longer will be stuck in the house all day everyday and also because this means baseball season! Wyatt will be once again playing tball this spring, Shane will be coaching his team. We hope to get the season started this weekend as long as the weather will cooperate. Last Saturday was to be opening day at the park but unfortunatly we got way too much rain and it was to sloppy and muddy to play. This weekend the Nationals will be facing the Dodgers which some of you will remember was our team last spring and also in the fall. Zach (who was Wyatt's first coach) is once again coaching this team. There are 5 of the players that we played with in the spring and 3 of them played with us during the fall when Shane coached the team. We are excited to see all of them but also nervous at the same time. We have 3 from the team that decided to play with Shane this season so just about the entire original team will be out there.

Also with spring comes spring break, well now that Wyatt is in school anyways. His spring break was a couple of weeks ago and we decided to take a little trip to the mountains. We left for Gatlinburg on Wed. stayed there til Fri. and then stopped at my dad's on the way home and stayed the night there. We had a great time the weather was gorgeous and we decided it should be an annual trip. Shane and Wyatt had a blast riding go carts (3 different ones) and Wyatt even got to drive some small ones. He and Kendall raced each other and had a fun time. The adult boys (Shane and Paul) took the go cart racing seriously and at one point Paul and Kendall spun Shane and Wyatt out it was very funny and he couldn't stopped talking about how Kendall's daddy crashed them.

We also played puttputt, went up to Ober Gatlinburg rode the sky lift up and the Alpine slides down. We drove up to Cades Cove and saw lots of deer and turkey which the whole family enjoyed and on Friday we went to the aquarium. Abby wasn't a huge fan of the sharks and kept saying "I don't like them" this is her newest phrase and it gets used alot. When we got to my dad's the weather had changed from sunny and warm to cloudy and cold so we didn't do alot there other than turkey hunting.


Laurie said...

I can't wait to follow this Joy!! I will add you to my links if that is okay. Not matter how many times we go to Gatlinburg, we still love it!! I love the pics. Keep in touch!

Heather and Jason said...

Yea! Im glad you finally have a blog. Wyatt and Abigail are too cute!

Elizabeth said...

You know why I am commenting :-) Shame on those lame people that dont comment about how adorable our children are. I love you and totally love those 2 cutie pies of yours. Liz

The Spencer Family said...

I am so glad you started a blog! I can't believe how big the kids are getting.

Kurt and Samantha said...

Joy I am so excited that you started a blog. I guess you and I are late bloomers. Wyatt and Abigail are getting so big and are so cute. I can't believe how much they look alike.