Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Fun

Today was a great day. We had the privilege of having Craig and Jenell's kids come spend part of the day with us. Even little Avarie. She didn't make it too long and then she was ready to go home. But she had a lot of fun and was so happy for the first hour or so.

Jakes' parent came over about 11:30am and we had some of KFC's new grilled chicken...and of coarse their mac-n-cheese. Then, as Grandma's and Grandpa's do, they took all of the kids to the park (I am including Jake as a kid). :-} Jenell picked the kids up from the park and she was heading to a birthday party for her niece up in Battleground.

Next, Jake's parents took the Fisher kids to see the new Night at the Museum movie. I was a bit jealous, because I've been wanting to go see it. But instead, we went shopping for new flip flops and got some syrups for our Italian Soda's we were wanting to make. IT is always nice to have alone time!

The conclusion of our night was a BBQ at our house with some of our dearest friends...the Mouritsens and the Adams. We grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and one lonely Gardenburger. There was an abundance of pop and VERY yummy Italian sodas for the making. Everyone brought a side dish to share. Liz brought twice back potatoes, Tassie brought the infamous artichoke spinach dip and I made a MASSIVE pasta salad...whew...it was large! Jake played a jump rope game with the kids. They were trying to see if they could get everyone in there and actually all jump over it at the same time.They did pretty awesome!

I was kinda sad for the night to end. It was a GREAT day! I hope everyone else enjoyed their day!
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Junior Slugger!

I've never been a huge fan of baseball, but Henry really wanted to play this year. We have been trying to get Henry to play any sort of sport for quite some time now. We were VERY excited that he was ready to take that step. After seeing Henry in his uniform, I am now a HUGE fan of baseball. How can you NOT love the sport after seeing a whole bunch of 7 year olds in baseball caps and pants pulled up to their chins. Anyway, I just wanted to post some pics of him looking all cute and stuff. He still has lots of games to play this season if anyone wants to come...let me know!
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Friday, May 22, 2009

Mullets and Fangs

My sister made a comment that she was having flashbacks of me while looking at Ellie's softball pictures. She said she remembered mullets and fangs...she remembered correctly.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Our Softball Player

This year, Ellie decided she wanted to play softball. However, to my dismay, she also wanted to quit dance. I told her that she could take a year off of dance and see if she really likes softball. Softball takes up A LOT of time. So far she is enjoying it. I think it helps to have your dad as your coach. Although Jake has no experience with softball, the league was short a coach and informed us that if a parent didn't step up as coach, they would have to disband the team. Well, of coarse we wanted Ellie to be able to play, so Jake volunteered. It's been a learning experience for all of us. The Gladstone Bulldogs play their 3rd game tonight. They are undefeated so far! GO BULLDOGS!

p.s. I think I have her convinced that she needs to dance again next year :)
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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Charlie's Owie!

Poor Charlie Buckets! Charlie was playing with his brother and cousin yesterday and ended up with a hole in the top of his head (it's such a hard thing to explain...it involved a bike trailer pole). Charlie has a huge doctor phobia, so a trip to the emergency room was VERY dramatic! He screamed at the top of his lungs the whole time, but was as happy as a clam when he and Jake came walking out of the ER. They had given him a little homemade bear. You can see him sleeping with it in the middle picture. It's made out of Crayola Crayon fabric and has a face drawn on with a Sharpie! He loved it SO much! He named it Spot Crayon Fisher. I wish I could tell who ever made it that it helped this little boy feel better. When he woke up this morning, he immediately sat up and asked me where Spot was

It was really hard to get a good picture of the owie. But you can at least see how lovely his blood matted hair looks! It only required 2 stitches but it was VERY deep.

Charlie sleeping with Spot Crayon Fisher

I took this picture of Charlie today. I told him to show me how sad he was yesterday...I like this kind of sad!
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