Baseball Boys

While I was grabbing their baseball gear from the trunk, I told Jack and Garrett to wait for me on the grass. I also managed to grab the camera for this cute shot.
Field 8 is where all of their games take place.

Yes, Garrett is that much taller than Jack these days. GB is growing like a weed...tall and skinny. J is quickly falling behind the height of his "little" brother and peers, but he makes up for it in eyelashes.

My little men...
They are so darn cute, if I do say so myself.

They're having a great season. Garrett got 3 outs in one inning last week, and Jack also got an out in the same game. They are both learning more about the game they love.

And their big brother is looking so grown up these days.
What happened to my little Peanut?!

His team was 3-0 and leading the league in hits until last week, where they lost 20-6. Ouch! It was a humbling loss, and we're hoping it was a learning experience for the team.

But it's character that we're also building. Learning how to be good sports in spite of the score is huge to me. We can't win them all, so we must learn to lose with grace.

Although it is absolutely crazy getting our boys to every practice and game, I'm lovin' this crazy life.

The Fakers

What do you think? Are they good fakers?

Trust me when I tell you they were far from sleeping!

I was on a vacuuming tear one day last week when I asked Jack and Garrett to pull the couch cushions to the floor.

Let's just pretend that I vacuum my couches every week. I'm a good faker, too.

Anyway, I vacuumed the couches and then moved on to another room while J&G played with the cushions. Before I knew it, they had built a tower of cushions on top of the couch and Garrett was teetering on the very top, contemplating a jump that would have landed him on top of the coffee table. I quickly intervened and prevented a run to the ER.

Then, I said, "You can either put the cushions back into their correct spots, or you can rest on them while they are FLAT ON THE FLOOR."

They chose the latter. They certainly didn't sleep, but I did find that "resting" on the cushions gave me some free time to finish cleaning. I need to try that tactic again, so maybe I will vacuum my couches every week after all.

An Easter Post

Although Easter is not really about the candy, I'm recovering from a sugar overdose, so I'll be keeping this post short and sweet.

Although Easter is not really about new clothes, I buy my boys a new outfit every year. They looked like Easter eggs this year.

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!