Sunday, June 22, 2008
We have hardly had any family time and it is starting to "wear" on us, especially Bailee. We have really tried to maintain a healthy balance for her. She needs our attention and support as well. She told me the other day that she wants her friends over to play. She reminded me that she needs the company of friends just like her brother. I quickly felt her need and took a break from ball today. Yes, i missed my 1st practice, but my relationship with my daughter is equal to my son. She explained to me in her most sweetest disposition, "Mom, girls want to have fun to". I took her and two friends to see KUNG FU PANDA. We then went to McDonalds to eat. It made my heart glad to see her and her friends talking. I let the girls sit at the table by themselves. I wanted to sit back and enjoy seeing her interact with them. As a mother, I want to be included in my children's realtionships with others. I am slowly realizing that I have to let her develop her own thoughts and opinions. I can be there to listen, but she has to think for herself, to grow into her own individual. The girls camped out in her room. They sang , danced and played Wi. I went and got them donuts this morning. Girls really do have alot of fun!
Caiden has had asthma since he was 2 years old. He is allergic to just about everything. Caiden and Bailee have always wanted a puppy. Our selection was limited, so we decided to get a dog that was hypo-allergenic. My mother surprised Caiden and Bailee with"Bubba" on Valentines Day. He is a very loving dog and we enjoy his company.
We had our 2nd practice game and we won! Yes! We actually won 2 games! We played in a round robin, which is like a mini tournament. We boys played well, and needed the practice. We played the 9 year old all-stars and a team from Winnsboro. Our 9-year old team looked and played great! Great playing from both teams!
Thanks to our head coach,Chris Smith, for suprising us with a hotdog supper. We played the first game and took a break and sat around and ate. We visited with other teams and the mothers finally got a chance to talk about doing something special for all-stars. We always try to find posters and decals to hang on the fences for our games.
CAIDEN AND HIS BALL-BUDDIES HAVE A LOT MORE IN COMMON THAN BASEBALL. THEY ALL LOVE TO SWIM AND HANG OUT. THESE BOYS ARE FOREVER AT EACH OTHERS HOUSES, TAKING TURNS SPENDING-THE-NIGHT, AND PLAYING VIDEO GAMES TILL THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING.I LOVE HAVING THEM OVER BECAUSE IT LETS ME SEE CAIDEN'S "OTHER" SIDE. HE ACTS DIFFERENT IN FRONT OF ME, OF COURSE HE DOES, HE IS A BOY! THEY SAY THAT THEY LIKE TO COME TO CAIDEN'S HOUSE BECAUSE OF THE PLAYSTATION THREE !
Proud of his trophies!
We had our ending season party at Johnny's Pizza. We all piled in on one side and "got this partied started"! It was great to see our team together one last time. The kids ate pizza and played video games. Jerry then proceeded to had out their trophies,Thanks to my Bailee for helping with the giving out of the trophies! I am going to miss each and every player. Each one of them is special and made the team who they are.