Monday, May 18, 2009

Machine Pitch Baseball

Kade is playing machine pitch baseball this year. He has played coach pitch the last two years, so this is a big change for ALL of us. He has had five games and seems to really like it. Clint is helping coach--he is doing a wonderful job!

Kade is playing with other first graders, second graders and third graders. He plays out in right field, so doesn't see much action. When he does, though, he stops the ball good and gets it to the right man pretty quickly. He is doing very well on batting, too. He gets a hit almost every time he steps up to the plate. Tonight he actually got to score a run, too, which was exciting.

We had snowcones afterwards!

Kade in the outfield.

Kade getting a hit!

The gang hugging Kade after scoring.

Snowcones after a hard game.

First Grade Spring Performance

Kade had his First Grade Spring Performance on Thursday, May 7. The first grade performed songs on stage that honored both moms (Mother's Day) and dads (Father's Day). They were very cute and Kade did a wonderful job. After the performance we visited his classroom to see what all he had made for us. We then had lunch with him. Clint and I both got a kick out of the drawings he did of us.

Kade after his singing performance.
"My mom's name is Sunday McAdams. She is 30 years old. My mom works at SHS. My mom is as pretty as butterflies. She is funny when she exercises. She really likes to bake, and she is very good at pizza. My mom is smart! She even knows how to make a shirt. I'd like to tell my mom that I love her more than anything."

"My dad's name is Clint. He is 31 years old. My dad works at the shop. He is as handsome as shining apples. He is funny when he dances. He really likes to weld, and he is very good at it. my dad is smart! He even knows how to cut letters out of wood. I'd like to tell my dad he is the best dad ever"

Monday, May 4, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

I don't even know where to start--basically, I think I'm overwhelmed. I started this blog with the intention of posting at least once a week, but things have been so hectic with our "small" second story update. I seriously do not see how people build a home. We are about 1/2 way done and I promise lots of pics once everything is completed. The deadline I have set for myself is June 1--so we will see.

Kade had his first machine pitch baseball game tonight. He did great! Got a hit, got on base--didn't get to score, b/c we had three outs before he could get to home, but I was proud of my little boy. I didn't even take my camera! We have another game Thursday, though, so I'll post pics after that game.

The last two weekends we have just worked on the house. The boys have spent a lot of time with Nede and with Babers and Pa-Paw the last two weekends. They are very well behaved and would do great at home with me painting, but I figured they needed a break and a little spoiling.

Here are some pics of the projects/crafts we have been working on.

My sister-in-law gave me this planter set many years ago when she was cleaning out stuff. She creatively used it for holding her makeup in her bathroom and I did the same for a few years. One of the planters eventually broke, so I re purposed the planter into a pen/pencil holder using chalkboard paint.

I have had this little white desk/vanity since I was in high school. I have always had an interest in tables of any sort. I have them spread throughout my house here and there. They are not all decorated to my heart's content, but I'm slowly getting there. I wanted a little desk in our kitchen, so I painted the top drawers red and mod podged vintage cowboy scrapbook paper to the bottom drawers. So far, I'm loving it! I want to do something to the top of the desk, but haven't decided what just yet.

All over blog world ladies are taking their plain, old bathroom mirrors and building frames for them. So, I decided to do the same! I did put a personal spin on the project, however, and cut my own corner blocks, rather than buy them. I mod podged scrapbook paper to the blocks and plan to just change them out as the bathroom theme changes (this is our boys' bathroom and the bathroom that any guests in our home use). I simply Velcroed the trim to the mirror, so it will be easy to take down and paint over time, too. Clint was amazed by the transformation, which made me so happy. He usually doesn't even notice my decorating changes.

I have an old set of wicker chairs that have seen better days, so I've slowly been working on scraping the paint and repainting them with black spray paint. I had the boys help me blow the old paint off with the air compressor. They claimed the chipped paint hurt when it hit them, so they wore Clint's welding helmets. They were a big help!

One chair down, one to go