Sunday, April 28, 2013

At the park

Bryan's parents came to Brady's game yesterday and then hung out with us for the rest of the day.  Drew wanted to show them how well he is doing riding his bike, and as always, Mallory wanted to go to the park.  I suggested she take the kite Grandma & Grandpa got her for Easter, and she thought that was a good idea :)

He is bound and determined to learn to ride his bike
well enough that he can ride to school!

Working the zipline...

What a great idea, lol!  

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I haven't spent much time scrapping lately... a lot of my free time has been spent working on jazzercise sets and learning new routines.  However, National Scrapbook Day is coming soon, and I bet that will offer some motivation!

Monday, April 22, 2013

No more training wheels!

Months ago, Brady took it upon himself to remove the training wheels off Drew's bike.  The two of them made it around the block once, and that was the extent of Brady's help, lol.  Bryan has offered here and there to practice with Drew, but he's rarely interested.  What he has been doing instead is riding his scooter quite a bit.  I've heard from friends that riding a scooter can really be helpful towards learning to ride a bike - both require a lot of balance.  I have to say, I agree! Drew made a ton of progress without ever getting on the bike - the last time he tried to ride, he was very frustrated and didn't feel ready.  Yesterday, he rode a few circles around with Bryan or I and he was already ready for us to let go!  Of course, he stills needs practice to get comfortable, but I was pretty amazed at the difference :)

I did it!

We thought it would be a good idea to take the training wheels off Mallory's bike, too, and make a little contest out of it.  Of course, to be fair, at the time we thought they were going to be about equal in terms of how long it would take them to learn...  Mallory has since conceded that the prize ($10) should go to Drew.  She was enthusiastic up until she actually got on the bike and realized it was something she was going to have to work at.  It might be time to encourage her to ride the scooter instead (I'm not sure how much of her whining Bryan can take, lol).

Silly boys!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Busy week ahead!

I'm teaching 4 classes this week, and on Wednesday I'm getting evaluated.  Sounds fun, right? Brady has three baseball games... assuming the weather holds out.  Drew is going to be in the first grade musical on Thursday night.  Brady has seen a little bit of their rehearsals at school and actually said he was impressed, so I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store.  Mallory has another birthday party this weekend - that will make three weekends in a row!

Brady had two hits in his last game, and finally got to pitch again.  He made a couple mistakes (as far as fielding goes), but he pitched better than I expected.  It was the last inning of the game and we were ahead by enough runs that the other team couldn't win.... can't ask for a better situation to let some of the kids who don't normally pitch get some practice on the mound.

Coming home...

Needs some work sliding, lol

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Maroon & White game

Brady and I went to College Station today for the Maroon & White game.  Originally, the whole family was going to go, but Bryan ended up staying home with Drew and Mallory.  One of Drew's best buddies had a party this afternoon, and we didn't want him to miss out on it.  He even made sure that we knew he was one of the most important guests, so it was imperative that he attend, lol.

Some friends of ours were also going to the game, so we were fortunate to catch a ride up with them.

The only pic of me - too bad my hair is blowing in the breeze!

We got in early enough to have our choice of seats - we
were very close to where my dad's season tickets are, but
in the first row.

Johnny Manziel in action

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Easter layouts

I totally bought that shirt for Mallory to have an excuse
to buy this kit :p  This is a scraplift for a challenge over
in the sweet shoppe forum.

Drew expressed some interest in reading Harry Potter so
Grandma got it for him. He's not advanced enough to read it on his
own yet, but we can read it together.

Checking out the newest addition to her bunny family...
he smells like chocolate.  She has decided he is Bunny's brother.

 They were all looking forward to taking the paddleboat out.

Mallory wanted to try pedaling, while Drew had no interest.
I guess being a passenger was good enough for him, lol.