Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter and Tee Ball

Considering some of our past weeks have been pretty dull, this week seemed to be pretty eventful!

Tuesday the kids had gymnastics as usual.  Wednesday the kids had Wacky Wednesday at school.  Lindy was 100% on board with dressing wacky but it took a little convincing for Will.  He said, “Mom, my teacher said you could if you wanted to.”  I did eventually convince him to dress wacky. 

Friday night we were supposed to have Opening Night at Tee Ball but most of Will’s team was out of town or sick so his team didn’t end up going.  Instead we went out for dinner and had a Krispy Kreme donut for dessert. 

Saturday was one of the busiest days we’ve had all year.  We started at 10am at Reynolda Village for the 3rd Annual Winston-Salem Bomb Squad Easter Egg Hunt.  This is the hunt where they have beeping eggs for the visually impaired kids.  We bundled up (it was freezing) and headed out to hunt eggs and see Lindy’s old vision teachers.  They had a new, fun music garden this year that the kids enjoyed.  They banged and drummed and loved it.  They ran some races with a blind marathon runner, they saw Tater Tot the donkey, got balloon animals, and finally hunted eggs.  They blind folded Will so he could experience the sensation and I think it threw Lindy off.  She held his hand and helped him out.  The blind leading the blind. ha ha!  She would take him to an egg and then grab it herself and Will wouldn’t be able to find it. ha!  We finally let him take it off and hunt eggs.  We stayed there about 45 minutes and then had to head out to another Easter Egg hunt at our church.

We got to church and the kids got to plant a flower in a cup (which included getting dirt all over).  After they got the flower planted they got to do an egg hunt.  Since it was freezing outside, they did it in the sanctuary and it was great.  They had tons and tons of eggs and the kids got a ton.  I had helped them put them out and I filled up one whole corner for Lindy.  She could have seen the eggs okay I think but the other kids are just so much faster than her.  She had a grand time getting all the ones in her area.  Will was zooming around like the other kids.  He told me at one point that he was “An Easter Egg Machine.”  He had a fun time.  GrandBob showed up at the church just in time to see the kids get their eggs and he got to help them open them and get the candy out.

We loaded up from there and we headed to lunch at the Dairi-O.  We inhaled that and then headed up to the ball fields for Will’s first ever tee ball game.  He was so excited.  We changed him quickly in the back of the car and hurried down to the field, only to find out they had pushed all the games back by an hour.  ugggg.  We watched the game before us and finally it was time for Will to play.  He had a blast out there.  They play 3 innings and every kid gets to hit each inning.  They pitched 4 balls to each kid and if they didn’t hit they hit off the tee.  There were no real rules in the games, just teaching them to play.  Will ended up hitting off the tee each time but he did field some balls and throw them to first.   He was so stinking cute out there.  I know I’m biased but gosh he’s a cute little guy! 

We headed home after that to relax for just a little bit.  Drew and I straightened up the house before our friends Meredith and Duncan came over.  She is pregnant with identical twin girls and due this summer.  We imparted lots of multiples wisdom on them – ha!  We had a fun evening with them.

Today has been one cold, nasty, rainy day.  We bundled up to head to church and came home after to change into very warm clothes.  We hibernated inside all afternoon while it rained.  The sun came out for a little bit and we walked down to the neighbors so the kids could get a little Easter treat from them.  We are back home and it’s looking rainy again and there is a chance of rain/snow tonight.  What?  It’s the end of March! 

Now on to come cute pictures of our happenings!

Identical Twins for a day.  Doesn’t happen very often but Lindy wasn’t about to let Will wear his WF shirt without her!DSC_0818Wacky Wednesday!DSC_0820DSC_0822DSC_0823Heading out Sat. morning for Easter Fun!  (And someone finally got a haircut!)DSC_0829Playing in the music garden.DSC_0830DSC_0834DSC_0836McGruff the dog!DSC_0838Lindy’s first ever vision teacher Susan.DSC_0841Her second and longest vision teacher, Lesley.  DSC_0840Running a race!DSC_0842DSC_0843DSC_0844Checking out a beeping egg!DSC_0846Showing it to Tater Tot with Ms. Angie, a member of the bomb squad.DSC_0848DSC_0849Balloon Animals!DSC_0852DSC_0850DSC_0853DSC_0854Come on, Will, I’ll help you!DSC_0856DSC_0858Stealing his egg!DSC_0861DSC_0864DSC_0870DSC_0873Lindy’s third vision teacher, Ms. Pam.DSC_0877Now at church, planting flowers!DSC_0882DSC_0883Way more interested in hunting eggs than taking a picture for me.DSC_0886DSC_0887DSC_0888DSC_0890DSC_0895DSC_0896DSC_0897”The Easter Egg Machine!”DSC_0902DSC_0905DSC_0909DSC_0910DSC_0915DSC_0919DSC_0920DSC_0922Are you ready for some Tee Ball??!DSC_0924DSC_0925Our Texas Tech Red Raider!DSC_0929DSC_0931DSC_0933DSC_0934Pre game talk with coach AJ.DSC_0937Saying the pledge.DSC_0938He got it!  Throw it to first!DSC_0941DSC_0942Ready for the ball!DSC_0943DSC_0945Love this face!DSC_0946DSC_0948Good hit buddy!DSC_0950Off he goes!DSC_0952DSC_0955DSC_0959DSC_0961DSC_0962DSC_0963Fighting some girls for the ball!DSC_0964He actually posed for me during the game.  Perhaps he is a trained picture taking monkey!DSC_0965Almost got that one!DSC_0966At the end they lined up to slap hands and he had NO clue what to do.DSC_0976He was holding up the line and behind the first girl in the white raiders shirt!DSC_0977Heading to church today on a cold, dreary day.DSC_0981

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