Thursday, May 30, 2013


Ashton played spring baseball while hockey was in the off season.  His number one choice is obviously hockey but he enjoys baseball too.  This year we got on a team with a coach we've never played with before and we loved it.  Coach Joe was outstanding and he taught the boys so much more than just about baseball.  We can really see some of those things playing out in Ashton daily and thrilled about it.
This season was interrupted by more rain than any season we've ever played before.  We finally managed to get all the games in and Ashton's Cubs made a sweep in the tournament.  They went undefeated for the entire thing.  Ashton was so excited to get the Championship trophy plus a team trophy!  It was a pretty exciting way to end the season!

After the trophy ceremony, the dads and boys played a little baseball against each other and it was quite entertaining to say the least.  I got a couple pictures of that.

The kids had so much fun and it was a neat end to a fun night!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mother's Day

Mother's day was a little bitter sweet this year.  I am thrilled to have two awesome kids, Ashton and Maddie.  They aren't perfect but pretty darn close in my eyes.  :)  They were excited because they had made things for me at school and Maddie especially couldn't wait to give them to me.  I always love the Mother's day surveys and this year was no exception.  Maddie has some pretty cute answers on hers and I loved it.  Ashton had made a photo collage of himself and it was perfect!  For their grand finale (and the kids most favorite part of the day).......
Predators mascot, Gnash, came to see me right after church.  He brought me flowers and a goody bag of treats from the Predators.  The kids were so excited!  They just kept saying this is the best Mother's day ever!  I love those two and I'm grateful to have them both in my life.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Adventure Science Center

After going with Maddie to the Discovery Center, I got to wrap up the week with Ashton's class at the Adventure Science Center.  I got more than my fair share of education on science for one week. ;)
He and his buddies had a great time.  I hung out with Ashton, Blake and Jackson for the day and those boys kept me moving.  We climbed the jungle gym in the middle at least three or four times, changed tires on the car and lifted in a few times, played wheelchair basketball and those were just the highlights.
Part of their trip included getting to watch Rusty Rocket's Last Blast in the planetarium.  Ashton wasn't really looking forward to it but I think he really enjoyed it once he saw what it was.  It was pretty neat.  I had never been to a show myself.

Discovery Center Field Trip

Maddie's class went to the Murfreesboro Discovery Center for their field trip.  Maddie had so much fun with the slide.  I stopped counting after about the 5th time she went down.

She enjoyed making faces using magnets on a tin can.
 Mrs. Smith, her teacher, even got in on the fun with her.
Here she is playing in the grocery store and had me buy things from her so she could use the cash register.
Adelyn and Maddie seemed to actually like checking out the fossils.  I never enjoyed that when I was a kid but Maddie is much more of a "nerd" than I was.  :) 
It was a fun day!!  We ended it going to the park for some lunch and then playing.