Saturday, June 25, 2011

Baseball, Macaroni and Yogurt

Gus had a blast at the Royals game on Friday night! Lemonade, cotton candy, peanuts, popcorn- the kid had no excuses to not have fun. The fireworks after the game were definitely on the top of his list too.

At first the seats scared him a little (the tickets were free, so we can't complain about the nosebleeds) but he did get used to the view after a few innings.

Gus FINALLY enjoyed Tball on Thursday! It took 5 nights over the last 3 weeks, but he did great and we were so proud of him. Ran the bases how he was supposed to, took turns hitting the ball, fielded at several positions, and even gave the other team high fives after the game.

Hazel more enjoyed the snacks than the game itself.

Standing on first.


Warming up before the game with Coach Daddy.

Okay, so he did roll on the ground a little. But come on, that's to be expected, he is just 3!

Crafts this week! Making bracelets.

Backyard pool. Hazel still won't go in the water.

Too cute!

Macaroni art this week. We also finger painted, but I was too occupied with keeping paint where it was supposed to be than taking pictures during that craft.

Hazel attempted coloring.

Hazel at one of Gus' recent Tball practices, cheering on big brother. She picked out her accessories (no kidding!).

I was folding laundry upstairs one day this past week and I came downstairs to find that Gus had somehow opened two yogurts from the fridge. Both kids were eating them with their hands. Surprisingly, Gus wasn't too messy, but I can't say the same for Hazel.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

St. Louis and other things...

Gus broke his glasses this morning on purpose for the 2nd time this month. He says he doesn't want to wear them. Maybe the script is wrong, maybe they are too small (he has worn the same pair for over a year and his head has grown a lot since then), or maybe he is just going to be in big trouble next week after his appointment. I guess we will see...

Monkeying around at the gift shop at the St. Louis Zoo this past weekend.

Again, this picture, as well as the first two, are completely out of order because I stole them from my phone, but here is a picture of Andi running to second at her game on Sunday afternoon.

Cabella's is our local zoo :) Gus loves the big fish tank!

Gus was too afraid to look away from the bear because he thought it would get him, therefore, I couldn't get one of him looking at the camera.

Gus was a natural on the 4 wheeler.

Hazel enjoying a coach pitch game in St. Louis this past weekend.

We went to Kacy's game on Saturday morning.

At the St. Louis zoo.

Andi, Gus and Kacy.

We have been very busy this past week. So much has happened! We went to St. Louis to visit Tricia and the girls. Josh turned 30 and we had Father's Day (both on the same day!). Our house sold, our inspection went great, and we are in shock that this all happened so quickly! Now it all depends on the appraisal. Fingers crossed the house appraises for the selling price. I am a little scared because we got asking price, but gave the buyer more for closing costs. I am kind of wishing we would have been able to lower the price and give her less in closing instead, so the selling price was lower. Yikes. Not sure when the appraisal will be, but I'll keep you posted.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Saturday morning Gus went to work with daddy and then Hazel and I met them for lunch and swimming.

Not only did she want to wear her hat, but she wanted her brother's on as well.

The little outdoor kids pool at the Y was perfect for our kids. I am definitely going to take advantage of it more this summer.

Hazel is just not into going in the water quite yet. We really need to do some swimming lessons with her soon. I think Gus was about 18 months or even almost 2 before he enjoyed it and now he is like a little fish.

Such a diva already! Hazel loves to wear every necklace she can find, walks around with her sun hat on in the house, and pretends like she is talking on the phone whenever she can get her little hands on it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bitty Baseball

94 degrees was pretty warm for Miss Hazel.

Gus is the little one third from the left.

Short game interuption as Hazel ran across the field.

Goooooo team!

Hazel has been adorable lately! She is getting so darn old.

Gus was pretty cute at Bitty Baseball last night. He was nearly the youngest, most of the other kids were 4 years old, so his attention span didn't make it the entire hour. The first half he did awesome though- we were so proud of him. He goes 2 times a week for 3 weeks (4 practices and 2 games). It is fun to see Josh coach too, he does a great job with the kids. I don't not know how he has the patience.

We are officially listed as For Sale. Day one, no takers. I hope we have a few showings this weekend, that would be really nice. Even just having a few people interested in seeing it would be comforting.

Monday, June 6, 2011

On the Market!

Gus's new favorite lunch is 'Dino Peanut Butter Sandwiches.'

It's inevitable that he licks the butter knife.

The finished product.

They both love playing with the little ball blowing toy we gave Hazel for her first birthday.

Helping daddy install the new dishwashwer. Gus took his role as assistant very seriously and insisted on using his own tools from his own toolbox too.

The house will officially go active on the market on Tuesday night at midnight. The realtor put a sign in our lawn this evening, hung the key box on the door, and is going to take some last minute pictures tomorrow. But, no turning back now. The market is awful. We have tried to make our home look as nice as we can. Our townhouse will be the 9th in our 3 block area to be actively listed, and many of those are short-sales and foreclosures so we really can't compete with their prices. We are already going to have to accept less than what we paid for it. But, it could take a long time, so we need to be proactive now. It sounds depressing, but we are excited and nervous for change; trying very hard to be positive.

Good news? Gus starts Bitty Baseball tomorrow night! Two nights a week for 3 weeks! This is his first sport and Josh is the team coach. We are hoping he does okay- taking turns and sharing daddy are not things that Gus knows much about... I'll be sure to take lots of pictures!