Friday, June 3, 2016
School is out and we couldn't be happier! This is by far the fastest year ever!! I feel like school just started and now Jackson has finished 1st grade and Beckett 3K. Both boys did great in school and I couldn't be prouder of them. Jackson finished up this soccer season with a tournament. He did great! Scored 5 goals in the first game and the only goal in the second game. He loves the game just like his daddy!!
They weren't the best team, but they all improved. We played up this year and Jackson held his own!!
Beckett loved his teachers Mrs GraceAnn and Mrs Lisa. He is really going to miss them next year. He already told me that he wants to go back to his old school next year and not Walker. Hopefully after a few days he will love his new school as much as his brother does.
School's out for summer!!! When I told Beckett he was done with school for summer vacation he kept asking me, "When we are going to the beach? We always go to the beach for vacation!"
Jackson's regular baseball season ended and we hosted an end of the year pool party. We may not have won the championship, but we really had a great group of boys and some awesome coaches. We are excited to keep working with Coach Brent on the All Stars Team!
Coach Brent giving Jackson his trophy. He always has something so positive and kind to say about each kid. He said he was most proud of Jackson's tenacity. He got hurt a couple to times but he never came out of the game.
We had Christopher sleep over one Saturday and the boys woke up early to have a sprite, popcorn, and popsicle stand. They made the sign and stand all by themselves. It was really quite impressive.
They first had a sprite and popcorn for the bargain price of only $20. I told them that may be a little pricey so they cut it to $7. Eventually we settled on $1 and all proceeds going to sick animals. The reason they wanted to give the money to sick animals is because we had quite the tragedy with the loss of our sweet Fireball. He woke up yelping at 3am and his front paws were paralyzed. We took him to a neurologist who thought it may be an infection. He was placed on steroids and abx and for 5 agonized days and nights I was up with that dog trying to soothe him. He didn't understand what was wrong with him and it was really sad. We had to carry him outside and he would cry whenever we had to pick him up. I took him back to the neurlogist and we did an MRI since he wasn't imroving. Unfortunatley, his spinal cord was full of a rare cancer and we had to put him to sleep. We were all devastated including his brother Lavaball. He wouldn't eat and seemed lonely. We are all better now and know that he is in a better place. My sweet friends bought the boys books explaining where dogs go when they die. Jackson read the one book and asked me if I knew that God will let dogs come back to earth to see their owners. He said he just knew Fireball was in his room sniffing around. We told him that Grandpa Rigby, Grandma Cindy, and Glo needed a good dog so he's there keeping them company.
Back to the sprite stand. We only had 1 customer, but it was a good one! The train conductor. He stopped the train and came over for a popsicle!
This one finished his first Fuse soccer! He had a love/hate relationship. He played most games but 1 game he just sat on my lap the whole time!
We also had an end of the year party at the Holle's house. They had all sorts of games. This one was too funny. The put shaving cream all over a shower cap and the kids tried to see how many cheese puffs they could get to stick to it.
We also hosted Jackson's end of the year first grade pool party. Each class has an annual end of the year party somewhere and the first grade class is always a pool party. Wednesday at 11 am all the kids got on a walker bus and headed to our house. The school provided the food and lifeguards and the parents were welcome to join. We had 40 kids and about 30 parents. It was so much fun! The kids had the best time. What was even more impressive was seeing how well behaved they are with their teachers!
Jackson also had his end of the year singing showcase! The entire lower school participates and their is both singing and choreographed dancing. The theme was "Night at the Museum" The fifth graders actually had acting parts and the other grades sang songs. The first graders were fish.
Our normally routine is the last day of school we head to Kiawah for our first beach trip. This year we could'n't as Jackson's all star team, Crushers, was in a tournament. These kids played in an 8U tournament and did great! They mercy ruled their first 2 teams to be seeded 2nd!! Before the semifinal game, the kids had a big surprise. 2 former and current Braves players came to cheer them on! Here they all are waiting for them to arrive.
There was a band and everything before they came out. The players included Matt Wisler who is the starting pitcher!
Javier Lopez then pitched to each kid. They then got to run the bases and high five them. Unbelievable!
They then posed for a pic with each team! The Crushers unfortunately did not win the tournament, but had a great time. The team we played in the semifinals was the biggest bunch of 8 and 9 year olds I have ever seen! The first 3 innings I think our boys were just too intimated and we were down 19-0. Coach Brent gave a quick peptalk and the 4th inning we scored 7 and held them to 0. Going into the 5th, we scrored another 2 before they had to call time. We were so proud that they dug deep and started to really play ball!1
After the game, we headed to Coach Brent's house for a little pool party. As we were loading up, we heard the ice cream man! How fun!!
Noni's house is pretty much done and the furniture is being delievered! Beckett helped us put together their new outdoor table!