Family Baseball Time

Family Baseball Time

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


September 2, 2014 was the kids first day of school. They started Preschool at Moton Early Childhood Center. We asked to have the kids in separate classes because I wanted them to make friends individually and become their own person. Their classrooms are right near each other so they do get to see each other during the day.

Kevin and I took them their first day and walked them to their classrooms. Ashton and Caitlyn went with Kevin and I took Brittany. Caitlyn walked straight to her classroom and didn't look back! I didn't think we would have a problem with her since she likes to be independent. Ashton cried and didn't want us to leave and Brittany was fine as well. I walked over to Ashton's classroom to wave bye to him and he was still crying. We hurry and walked away and had to walk by Brittany's classroom to leave. Kevin wanted to wave bye to Brittany and when she saw us, she started to cry which made me cry! I didn't think I would lose it on the first day, but I did.

When they got home from their first day of school, they all said they had fun, but Ashton didn't want to go back. (Too bad, he's going back!) The rest of the week went great for Brittany and Caitlyn, walked them to their rooms with no problem. Ashton wouldn't let go of my legs and cried.

I think Ashton is going through late separation anxiety. When we went to Ohio for the weekend and left them with his parents, he did the same thing so I know it's not just school. Sometimes when I leave to go to the store by myself and they are with Kevin, he still does it. It's a stage and I know he will grow out of it, but it just breaks my heart to see him like that!

Second week of school started yesterday. We took them and were going to let them walk to their classrooms by themselves. Again, Caitlyn was having no problem until she saw Ashton and Brittany weren't behind her. So we had to get a visitor's pass and walk them to their classrooms. Brittany and Ashton cried again. This time we told the teachers that they were going to be riding the bus to and from school now. I think this will be easier on them and they won't be fighting to go into the classroom anymore.

Today started with a 2 hour delay because it rained non stop yesterday and streets were flooded and closed. The bus came when it was suppose to (which is a good thing) and the kids ran out to the bus. They did fuss a little, but did great on the bus. The bus dropped them off around 3:20pm and they were all smiles getting off the bus. The waved to the bus driver and said see you tomorrow. I would say today went pretty good!

On a separate note not school related. Ashton started Tee-Ball for Phoebus Little League. We have only had 2 practices so far because of all of the rain we got, but he is loving it. Season opener is suppose to be this weekend so I'm hoping we can get some practices in before then!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

We are 4!!

Since we did a kid's birthday party Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium, we did the family party on Sunday at my parents house. It was a relaxing day with family. The kids opened their presents, ate some cake and ice cream and played with toys. 

Tuesday was our Birthday. Daddy came home early from work and we got to open our last birthday presents from mommy and daddy. We got Razor Scooters with knee and elbow pads. After we rode around on them for about an hour, we went out to dinner. The only place they wanted to go was Chick Fil A, so we took them to the mall! We ate Chick Fil A then walked around the mall for a little bit. We went to Dick's and Ashton used some of his birthday money to buy Tee-Ball stuff. He got a bat, helmet, balls and a Tee-Ball stand. Since we have been going to the Peninsula Pilot games a lot, he has been wanting to play baseball. So now he is all set and we will be signing him up for tee-ball this fall or spring. Before we left, we let them play in the play area and burn off the rest of the energy they had! 

Thank you to everyone that made their birthday special! 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday night birthday party!!

It's the end of July already! The kids are now 4! Where as the time gone?!

For the kid's 4th birthday party, we went to the Peninsula Pilots game. We had 9 kids there total. They started off opening birthday presents in the picnic area. The lady that was helping out with party told us they were looking at the radar and it looked like we were going to get a quick rain storm and that we should go up to the stands and sit until the rain was gone. So I took the presents back to the car so we didn't have to deal with them in the stands. While we were sitting in the stands, she came back and gave everyone mini baseball bats as a souvenir. Once the players put the tarp on the field, a few of them came up to the stands to visit with us. They signed the bats and took pictures. After about 20 minutes, it stopped raining and they took the tarp off and we got lined up to go out on the field. We made our way onto the field and got to watch a little pregame dance off between the two teams. After they announced the visiting team's starting line up, it was our turn to run around the pitchers mound! They announced everyone's name that was in our party over the loud speaker. We got back in line and waited for the next birthday party group to run. It was time to announce the starting line up for the Peninsula Pilots! Leading off was the birthday boy CF Garrett Brooks! We got to run and take the field with him for the National Anthem. We stood in the outfield with him and the other outfielders as they sang the National Anthem. We gave all three of them high fives and told them good luck and made our way back to the stands. Ashton decided to give every person he passed a high five on his way back in. Needless to say, he wasn't ready to get off the field. 

Catcher Brandon Stevens

Pitcher Cole Cromer
Outfielder Connor Myers

Taking the field with CF Garrett Brooks

When we got back to our seats, the kids were served with hot dogs, chips and water. Ashton got really into the game yelling at the Pilot players "Get a Hit!" and he would yell at the other team to "strike out". The game went on and the Pilots kept scoring! In the middle of the 8th inning, we were invited down to the field. We got onto the field and the whole stadium sung Happy Birthday to the kids. When Ashton heard his name he was so happy. Again, he wasn't ready to get off the field. The guy that took us down on the field told him he could run the bases after the game was over! The Pilots ended up winning the game and the kids had an amazing experience at the ballpark!