Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

On Sunday, we headed to the Ballpark at Arlington to cheer on the Texas Rangers. It was an absolutely perfect day to get out and enjoy a baseball game. This was Walker's first time to see major league baseball game and he had a great time. It was kind of a slow game, scoreless until the 8th, but fun all the same. The Rangers are having a great season, and we hope to enjoy more games this summer. When I asked Walker what his favorite thing about the day was, he said "eating peanuts and watching for a home run." A special thanks to Jennifer Gonzalez, dental assistant and babysitter extraordinaire, who gave us the tickets and to Papa and Sugar who watched Lauren during the game, chauffeured us to the game and cooked dinner afterwards - thank you so very much!
Eating Peanuts---two bags!

Thank goodness for a Daddy with strong shoulders!

Josh Hamilton at bat - what an awesome testimony of God's grace and restoration.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Warm Up

After enduring a couple of weeks of stormy weather, we were blessed today with a little taste of summer. Now, I know that around mid-July I'll be praying for fall, but right now I am excited for summer weather and all the fun that it brings. This afternoon we played outside, enjoying temperatures in the upper 80's - perfect weather for splashing around, and for a certain young lady to debut her first bikini.

Lauren also had her first experience with the ultimate fruit of summer - WATERMELON. Now, for those that don't know, I love watermelon, I could live on just watermelon, its just in my blood. Walker has my appreciation for this delicious treat, and today, Miss Lauren had her taste and it was love at first bite - my girl!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day Tea

Today, I was a guest of honor at a Mother's Day Tea hosted by Walker's class. I received my invitation two weeks ago and since that time Walker has been dropping "hints" about what was in store for this special occasion. He asked to wear a "handsome" shirt and tie and requested that I wear a beautiful dress and NOT wear a ponytail in my hair(point taken).

The mommies were escorted to a lovely decorated classroom where we found our places by looking for a picture of our special date. As I pinned on my corsage made of painted coffee filters, I looked down to notice a book with information about each mom. The best part of the book is that these "vital statistics" were given by our children. Most of the kids stated their moms weighed between 20 and 30 pounds, my son said I was a svelte 915 pounds! He got the hair and eye color correct, said my smile was his favorite thing about me, that I was as pretty as a cute bird and my favorite food is a marshmallow (EVERY other child said their mom's favorite food was a salad, no wonder they weight 20 pounds and I am 915!).

I enjoyed some delicious lemonade, petit fours, and chocolate covered strawberries, all prepared by the kids. What a special day! I know that days like today are the ones that will come to mind when he gradutates from college, get married, or has a child of his own one day. Earlier today, as I was telling him that he was just getting too big, he smiled at me and said "don't worry Mommy, I'm getting bigger, but I'll always be your son!" - such sweet words from such a sweet boy.