Monday, July 19, 2010

Nicks turns 7 in Atlanta!

We went to Atlanta this weekend to celebrate Nick's 7th birthday. We had a great time in a very short weekend. We hung out by the pool Friday night and then spent the day on Saturday at World of Coca-Cola and Centennial Park (where the Olympic Flame was during the Olympics). We tried to go to the Georgia Aquarium but when we got there an hour after it opened it was already sold out for the entire day. Nick and Jeremy went to the Braves game on Saturday night and lucked out and didn't see any rain. They sat in the all the you can eat seats which Nick loved. Jeremy said they were pretty good seats and that Turner Field was a pretty nice ballpark. I asked Nick when he got home Saturday night how the game was and he said Terrible because the Braves lost 6-3. Thank you to everyone that sent Nick presents and phone calls for this birthday. He loved everything. He loved all the Twins clothing and all the baseball cards. All in all, it was a very fun birthday weekend.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Baseball Camp

Nick went to baseball camp this week. The camp was run by the head baseball coach at Faulkner University, a college here in Alabama. It was really well done. They had tons of their players on hand to do one on one instruction and really were great role models for the kids. Nick learned a lot of new things like sliding and bunting. It also really reinforced a lot of the skills he had just learned this past baseball season. He loved that they got Faulkner hats and t-shirts and bags and more baseball cards. They got baseball cards for doing things correctly or showing good sportsmanship. Nick wore his baseball pants the first day and after that he gave up and wore shorts with his baseball socks hiked up because it was just too hot out. Despite the heat Nick had a blast and is begging to go to hitting camp next week.

The Baby Bird

A few days ago the kids found a baby bird while playing in the backyard. They are convinced it came from the nest in the tree right by our back door because it was kind of hiding out back there but we haven't seen any eggs in the nest or any big birds in the nest. Despite Aidan carrying it around and scaring it to death the bird must have found its way out because we haven't seen him since.

Saying Good-bye to the Mullens

Over the last month we have had to say good-bye to many of the good friends we were blessed with over the past year as they move on to new military adventures. Last week we said good-bye to our good friends the Mullens. I watched all four kids for a couple days while their parents got their household goods packed up. Here are a few pictures from our days at the Splash pad and pool and Chick-Fil-A. They are in Germany for the next 3 years. So now I just have to save all my pennies so I can go visit while they are there.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Eating donuts while waiting for the parade to start.

Blowing bubbles while waiting.

Waving their flags.

The start of the parade.

Nick in the bouncy house.

Aidan in his favorite part of the park.

The cardboard boat races.

Watching the races on the side of the pool.
Happy 4th of July! We went to our city's 4th of July parade and festival this morning. It was a gorgeous day for it as it was only 80 degrees this morning. Nick was shivering and trying to crawl under the blanket he was so cold. It quickly warmed up but man it felt so nice. I hope that weather continues for a few more days. The parade was very cool. Prattville is a very patriotic town. Everyone was wearing red, white, and blue and sporting flags. The boys loved that every car and float in the parade through out candy. They each came home with a huge bag of candy and toys. I wasn't as happy when the swim team float came by shooting super soakers at us but we dried out fast. After the parade they had a huge festival in the park downtown with vendors and food and bouncy houses. We sat and watched the cardboard boat races which was hilarious. Basically they give teams tons of cardboard and a role of duct tape and they try to make a boat that they can float across the pool on without it sinking. Nick says he is definitely making a boat next year. After some time in the bouncy houses and playing at the park we called it a day. Tomorrow, we are going to church and then having a picnic with friends and heading to local fireworks. Hope everyone is having as much fun as we are!