Sunday, April 30, 2006
Today was opening day for the spring sports season. Each team played a one inning game. Bailey is playing her second season of coach pitch softball. Each girl gets up to 5 pitches to hit the ball. Bailey got 2 tips before hitting the ball on the last pitch. She said that she hit the ball because she didn't want to have to sit down. She also got to play 1st base. I pitched today because the coach wasn't there and I am the assistant coach.
Joseph is playing his second season of kid pitch baseball. He hit a triple today, but he only got to second base because the kid ahead of him stopped running at third instead of running home. Joe is the assistant coach for Joseph's team. The coach pitched today and will for the first three games before the kids take over. It gets harder to get a hit once the kids start pitching because their pitches are not always very accurate. There are lots of walks and lots of strike outs.
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
Taylor had her final meet today, near Richmond, before the State meet next month. Mallory had a volleyball tournament yesterday in Richmond, so we picked her up from the volleyball club and spent the night in a hotel. The hotel was across the street from a mall so we spent the evening walking around and shopping for bargins. I had all the kids with me except for Rachel. It was an average meet for Taylor, but still good practice before States. As you can see from her blue ribbon, she scored an all around total greater than 35, she got 36.525 today. Her best score today was a 9.6 on the vault.
Rachel had her first rec volleyball match on Saturday. Her team won the first two out of three games. The game she was in was over fast as the other team returned very few of the serves so I didn't get to see her play very much. Hopefully I will get to see at least one other match as many of her matches conflict with Bailey's softball games.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
I woke up at 3am this morning and noticed that the night light was out in the bathroom. That usually means that the fuse in the garage has tripped. I can't leave it like that until morning because one of the fridges in the garage is plugged into the same circuit. When I turned on the light the garage, I saw water all over the floor. The water heater had busted its seams and was gushing water all over the place. So I stayed home from work today and Joe and I spend the morning cleaning everything out of the garage so that Lowe's could get to the old one and install a new one. We are now the proud new owners of an 80 gallon hot water heater. Woo Hoo!
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Joseph, Bailey, Taylor, Natalie & I spent several hours today washing cars to raise money for the competetive teams at Tae Kwon Do. It was a beautiful sunny day and all of us got some great color added to our cheeks and arms. Bailey was also supposed to try out for the demonstration team that Joseph is already on. The instructor who was supposed to do that never showed up because he had some car trouble.
Mallory got this cool new hat last night while we were out shopping. She did not feel so cool today as she spent the entire day alternating between her bed and the bathroom. She finally got the stomach virus that ran through the house earlier this week.