Apr 29, 2008

Ramblings from the Month of April

Wow, I can't believe April is almost over. We are full swing into t-ball season and getting ready for summer. Kristin only has about 5 weeks of school left and will be spending her first summer at Sunshine Montessori as a "school-ager". That's a big deal for them. We are doing good. Kristin was sick last week and got her "official" asthma diagnosis. We knew for sometime that she was showing pre-asthma symptoms, but last week she was in full asthma mode. She's been doing breathing treatments (thank goodness I kept the nebulizer I used when I was pregnant!) and is slowly getting better. She's only had one treatment today, before her game. She only coughed a few times during the game and not at all after. So, that's a huge improvement from last week. This spring seems like it's been really rough for those of us will allergies and asthma.
Here are some pictures from Kristin's game tonight. They are doing so much better from the first game where they didn't have a clue what they were doing!

Up to Bat

Cheering From First Base

Playing First

Good Game!

Ready For A Bath!

Apr 13, 2008

Play Ball!!

Yesterday was opening day for the Siloam Springs Little League. They had all sorts of fun activities planned...opening ceremony, free hot dog lunch, pitch, hit and run contest, and of course, pictures. Mother Nature had other plans as cold air and strong winds blew in. When we arrived at the fields for the 9:oo ceremony, it was in the 40's, windy and COLD. Kristin was so excited about the day that she didn't care how cold it was, plus Grandma and Grandpa were there, so she was even more excited.

We soon took cover in one of the dugouts while we waited for the Razorbacks to be announced. The kids had fun goofing around, as you can see. After the opening ceremony, we skipped out on the free lunch and instead had brunch at Cathy's Corner. It was so good.

After a couple of hours we headed back to the field for team and individual pictures. By then it had warmed up to the 50's and wasn't quite as bad. Kristin saw a few friends, ran around for awhile, then had her picture taken.

The kids couldn't quite understand why we were at the ball field, but not playing. They had a good time though, and yes, that is my child acting like a goofball!

The first game is tomorrow night. It will be a chilly game, but it will be fun.

Last week we had more flooding rain. Lots of areas were flooded and I ran into very fast moving water while taking Kristin to school. Kristin was in the backseat singing "the rains came down and the floods came up..." Before I went to work, I took some pictures around the neighborhood. These were taken the morning after the storms and the water had already gone down some. I know God said he would never flood the earth again, but I sometimes wonder about Arkansas! The picture below was taken just down the road from us. The creek had overflowed and was covering part of the walking track.

These two pictures are further down the walking track that the creek was covering.

Here is part of the creek that I drive over every morning on my way to work. The creek was inching its way closer to the road. Luckily it didn't rain anymore.

Apr 5, 2008


Nikki tagged me, so here are 7 random things about me:

1. When I am stressed out I like to cook and clean. But I like to clean unusual things when I'm stressed, for example, I will scrub the baseboards, organize kitchen cabinets, or clean the garage.

2. I am addicted to lip balm...I almost always have some carmex or lip gloss of some sort on hand. I am almost as bad with lotion. Since I wash my hands so much at work, I use tons of lotion to keep them from drying out.

3. I am as ADD as my child!! I cannot focus on much for a long amout of time, unless it's something I'm REALLY into. And I have so many unfinished projects at home and work that I have started and then gotten bored with and not finished. One I have GOT to finish is painting Kristin's bedroom furniture.

4. I have major foot issues. Unless it's little kid or baby feet, I don't want them near me. Also I don't want anyone else touching me feet. So, no pedicures for me!

5. If you haven't guessed by the first 4 things about me, I'm pretty OCD! I come by it honestly, though, it runs in the family!

6. I'm am scared of heights. It's weird though, I can ride roller coasters and stuff like that, but climbing on a step ladder freaks me out. I guess I'm scared of falling more than anything.

7. I love taking pictures.

Let's see...I tag Cassie and Alison