Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Easter morning didn't quite go as planned.  Mom came down with a stomach bug, managed to come out for the egg hunt and then spent the next 24 hours in bed.  Therefore, this is the only photo from Easter morning (luckily Ryan caught a lot of the fun on video!)

To make up for the lack of pics, Lily and William humored me with a photo shoot before school this week.  Better late than never!  

 {And the outtakes.  Love these two so much!}

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Let's go Royals

In less than one week, we squeezed in three baseballs games (actually Ryan went to a fourth as he hosted a work seminar one morning, then treated guests to a leisurely afternoon).  Spring training in Arizona is one of the absolute best perks of living here!

After watching so much baseball last fall, William often wakes up asking me if he can go to a baseball game…how could we deny him America's favorite game when it's in our backyard!  Off to Surprise we went on a Sunday afternoon for the Royals versus the SF Giants.  Since this was a 'rematch' from the World Series, it was a fairly full and attentive stadium…and the Royals won!  Take that, dream snatchers  :)

 The next Friday, we pulled Lily out of school at noon and headed to the AZ Diamondbacks stadium where they were playing the Indians.  No worries, William still thinks we were watching the Royals and was a happy camper.  Plus we came home with not one, not two, but three baseballs thrown to us from the bullpen.   

On Saturday, we decided the kids had enough baseball and opted to have an adult only day with our favorite neighbors, James and Karen.  Off to the Diamondbacks vs Royals game we went.  You might remember a few years ago, we did the same thing and ran into Luis Gonzales, who happens to be friendly with our neighbors and upgraded our tickets.  Well, this year he generously gave us tickets ahead of time…we were in row two but forgave him because Art Stewart's family had the seats in row one.  :)  Ryan was in heaven talking to Art's two grandsons about what an amazing scout he was and the impact he had on our team.  My favorite part was Art's daughter telling Ryan how much she appreciated him talking up her father to her sons…she said her boys don't listen to her nor understand all their grandfather did for their family as well as the KC Royals.  Such a neat experience...

horrible seats.  Heckling Moustakas while Hosmer bats!

Already looking forward to Spring training 2016!  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

1st swim lessons

With minimal tears (it was touch and go for a few minutes, but he pulled through), we survived our first swim lesson of the season.  Here's to child #2 being water safe so I can actually relax and enjoy our hot AZ summers!  

The first thing he told Lily at school pick up was "sissy, I swim today.  I cried.  Wahhhhh.  Then I brave.  Miss Alison is sooooo nice.  And I got a BLUE lollipop!"  So in the words of William, it was a good lesson.  :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt

Today the neighborhood Moms Group sponsored our annual Easter Egg Hunt.  First up were baby chicks and a real bunny, followed by age-group egg hunts, and finally pictures with the Easter bunny.  {Guess which one of my children was deathly afraid of the Easter bunny and would scream anytime he was nearby?} 

A fun afternoon was had by all!