Sunday, April 29, 2007

Going, Going, Gone!

Mallory gets ready to serve.
Nice toss.
Nice serve.

Volleyball Blocks & Hits

Mallory is always ready to block with a smile on her face.
Check out the vertical on this block.
This one was a definite block for point.
Nice hit over the block.

Awesome Hit

Check out Mallory's hitting ability in this video.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Third Place Finish

Taylor's volleyball team played in their last tournament today. It's been a month since Taylor played in a tournament and I was shocked by how much she has improved.
Everyone sat out one game while the coach's daughter painted their finger nails.
At the last tournament, Taylor did not get one overhand server over the net. Today, Taylor's overhand serve was deadly, she had many aces and only missed two serves all day. After she got three over in a row, the coach told her that she could not underhand server anymore.
Taylor's team finished tied for 2nd during pool play with a record of 5-3, but lost 2 out of 3 games in the semifinals to end up with 3rd place medals. WTG Forecast!!!

Volleyball Video

Taylor started overhand serving at today's tournament .
Last tournament she didn't get one over the net.
Today she had many aces and only missed two serves.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Homerun Kid

Strike One!
Joseph got a hold of this ball that was high and outside and hit it into right field.
Joe took this picture from the other side.
Nice slide!
Joseph got the game ball for hitting a homerun.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Softball Practice

Bailey had softball practice tonight.
Good Stance!
Bailey spent half of practice being a base runner.


One of Bailey's best friends, Sarah, is on her softball team.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

A Dirty Kid is a Happy Kid

It was a beautiful sunny day and we all spent most of the day outside.
Here Natalie sits on my huge stack of mulch for my flower beds.
Now THAT is one dirty kid!

Start to Spring

I moved 14 bunches of hostas from an overcrowded bed on the
side of the house to the backyard between the pool and the fence.
Freckles checks out the new plants
More Plants
There are even more plants coming up from
last year between the new transplants.

Artists at Work!

Creativity in Progress.
Completed Artwork
Freckles looks like he wanted to join the fun.

Rachel Photo Gallery

Self Portrait
Great Contrast!
Notice the new hair color?
Rachel & Bailey
Rachel & Joseph

Opening Day for Baseball & Softball

Joe spent half of the day with Joseph and Bailey at opening day ceremonies. All teams got to run on the the field as they were announced. Then each team got it's picture taken for the web site and then played a one inning exhibition game. Later in the day, Bailey's team had it's first official game. They won 13-8. Joseph's first official game is Wednesday.

Saturday Volleyball

Rachel's volleyball team played in a tournament, winning all games except for one which put them in 1st place at the end of the day. WTG Syrens!!!
Taylor took all of these pictures on my camera phone.
Terrifying trio at the net.
Rachel doesn't play back row, so when her spot gets back to the front, she gets to come back in to the game.
Waiting for the serve so she can get a chance to hit the ball.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

First Track Meet

Taylor made the middle school track team. She decided that she wanted to run the mile. She started out in front right from the start and never looked back. Here's her lead 2/3 around the first lap.
Here's her lead 2/3 around the second lap.
This is the home stretch as Taylor kicked it in gear to the finish line. Her closest competitor isn't even in this picture.
Taylor crossed the finish line in 1st place with a time of 6:46. The second place finisher was 26 second behind her. WTG Taylor!!!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Garage - Phase 2

I replaced my old garage pantry shelves this weekend with new ones that match the ones on the other side of the garage. The old plastic ones were starting to bow from the weight of the cans and bottles.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Snowy and Sunny

If you look closely, you can see big white flakes of snow in this picture.
Another picture of the snow.
A few minutes later, the sun came out while it continued to snow.
I have never seen it sunny and snowing at the same time, until today.