Thursday, March 22, 2012

Take me out to the ball park

 Well it's that time of the year again-Baseball season!  Wyatt had his first tournament of the season this past weekend with his travel ball team.  They did good & finished 2-2.  It was the first of many weekends that will be spent at the ballpark  Abby's season hasn't started yet but it is just a few short weeks away and then with all the practices and games we will be in full baseball chaos :)  I can't wait til her games start though so I can get some pics of them together in their matching uniforms, see this year Wyatt's team is the Middle TN Mayhem and since there are three younger siblings on Abby's team they are the Mini Mayhem!
Showing off her support of the MY Mayhem
 (along with her stickers she got at gymnastics)

Playing Catcher-following in daddy's footsteps!
sneaking off the base

After the games on Saturday Abby and I had a little Mommy/Abby time and went to the nail salon, there is a new place here in town that has kid sized chairs.  This was her first time getting the full on pedicure treatment, before she has been to short to reach the water or foot rests in the big chairs.  She LOVED it, got to put her feet in the hot water, got a foot massage and even got her own hot towel wrap:)  She got her finger nails painted also-she was in heaven!  Of course she got them painted in Mayhem blue to show some love to the boys.  They also painted her a pretty flower on her big toes!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Wonderful Wednesday-Hockey night

Wow it has been forever seen I have done a Wordful Wednesday post but I thought I would jump back in with a great pic I got of the kids over the weekend, see it is a rare thing these days to get a picture with both of them.

We headed to a Predators hockey game over the weekend, it was the first one we had all made together this season, Abby and I had went a little while back on one of our girls nights out and had a great time cheering on our boys. 

Hockey use to be one of our favorite things to do but in the last couple of years with baseball and school and just generally being busy it has become harder.  Abby actually attended her first hockey game when she was only about 3mths old and was a season veteran by 2 :) They have met many of the players and Wyatt once even got the chance to skate with a few of them when he did a hockey school.  We all had a great time watching the Preds put a hurt on the Sharks and the kids loved their free frosties from Wendy's on the way home :)

Thanks to Seven Clown Circus for her weekly Wordless Wednesday link up

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yep I am still here oh & lots has happened since my last visit

WOW I can't believe how long it's been since I posted here.  It's just I am pretty busy these days, with what you might ask? well this little cutie pie is just one of them :)

Nope I didn't hide anything from everyone.  He is not mine, but the next best thing.  He is the cure to my baby itch, I get to snuggle and cuddle him and smell his sweet baby shampoo head all day and then at 5:00 hand him back over to his mommy so I can sleep all night!! :) His big sister is pretty dang sweet & cute herself and is sure to keep me on my toes also.

We had a great Christmas, Jingles made sure they were on their best behavior and even made sure they were added to the "nice" list:
and thanks to this they got obscene amount of stuff! Shane and I did pretty good also, my favorite gift by far had to be the Tim/Kenny concert tickets for their concert here this June, I am pretty sure his favorite gift was a framed pic his dad got him of some great hunting pictures from the year.
The top is his huge deer he got in Illinois, the 2nd was just one of Wyatt's deer from this year, the 3rd was Wyatt & Jet with their ducks from one of their trips to Missouri, but it was the bottom one that got him.  Wyatt is maybe 2 1/2 and Shane is showing him how to hold and shoot a little gun, such a sweet moment I caught on camera.
We rang in the New Year with some good friends while the kids hung with Gram and then a few weeks later Abby had a fantastic birthday (I can't believe she is 6!!)

Since then we have had a boring no snow winter the kids are bummed because they seriously wanted some snow to play in.  Luckily this past weekend we were able to humor them with some for at least one day.  We along with my MIL met Shane's sis and her boys in Gatlinburg for a mini vacation.  It was SO much fun the kids had a blast hanging in the hot tub at the house, yes that is snow falling.  It started snowing Sunday night and they couldn't resist sitting out in it, we adults thought they were CRAZY but how do you convince 4 kids that it is TOO cold to go outside in your swimsuit?

We went up to Ober on Saturday & our main reason for going up was snow tubing but all the morning sessions were sold out so we used all the other stuff to keep us occupied while we waited for our turn.  We did all kinds of fun stuff like ice skating

Wyatt had obviously forgotten all that he learned from his ice skating lessons and hockey school and was out of control most of the time :) Abby was in heaven she had been wanting to go ice skating for a long time and did pretty good once she was brave enough to let go of the railing.  Shane of course was a natural (I guess he hasn't forgotten anything from his many years of playing hockey) we all hoped though he would wipe out since he was so smug and kept telling us how easy it was, unfortunately it never happened ;)

We also rode up the chair lift to the very top of the mountain the view was awesome, although it was weird not to see any snow at the tops of the mountains.

It was a gorgeous sunny day in the mid 50's but luckily there was plenty of man made snow.  All the kids (and adults) loved the snow tubing! I was nervous the kids would drive us nuts waiting for it but luckily we didn't have to threaten anyone with a beating and they all behaved waiting the LONG 5hr wait!

Monday morning we woke up to just enough snow to be pretty but not make it impossible to get down off the mountain where our cabin was.  Shane being the biggest kids of them all of course had to start a snow
ball fight

but we still managed to get the kids to sit still long enough to snap a good pic of them all together

 We had a great time with everyone and can't wait to see them again soon.