Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lots to catch up on

Here are some random pics of our recent trip to AZ. Of course, we were traveling for a tournament. We hardly ever travel for any other reason. We decided to make a nice vacation for the kids out of this one, so we stayed at an awesome resort with a pool and waterslide. We had stayed there before, so we knew it was going to be fun, and the whole team was also staying there.

The girls have lots of friends to play with when we travel, because of all of the siblings that tag along. We sported our Venom gear all weekend long.
Highlights of the trip include: tying one of the top teams in the country, So Cal Outlaws Black, the midnight showing of The Hunger Games with mom's and daughters from the team, hanging with Andre Agassi and Stephanie Graff by the pool. OK, we didn't really HANG with them, but they were there and Lincoln was playing in the pool with their son who is on the 10u Venom.
The girls get unlimited snack bar when they come to Lincoln's tournaments, and they take FULL advantage of it. During a tournament, we are at the field all.day.long. The boys will usually have 2 games, but they always want to sticke around and watch more games and check out the competition. The girls are really good sports as long as they get anything and everything they want at the snack bar! They will usually come equipped with a scooter, iPod, Kindle, etc. They know the drill.
In other news: Levi turned 2, and he is the cutest 2 year old I know. He is:
starting to talk a lot more, obsessed with the iPad/iPod, otterpops, Despicable Me, loves to dance, laughs out loud a lot, because he thinks he is the funniest kid ever, plays with cars, balls, and transformers, will sit and watch a Barbie movie with Dylan to Jim's dismay, gives kisses constantly, and LOVES his mama!
For his birthday, we made these:

Finley is 5 months old. She is such a good baby. She is rolling all over the place, and is so happy all the time. We can't get enough of her.

Taylor and Brooklyn are doing really well at piano. They both got Superior with Honors ratings at their Junior Festival a few weeks ago. They will be having a recital soon, and I will post the video.

Blake has been busy with Student Council which she loves and she made it into NJHS for next year. She is doing really well in school, and has a lot of friends. She wants to get started in golf, so we will probably be doing that sometime soon.

Dylan is loving Kindergarten, is starting to read really well, and colors and plays with puzzles all day long. She is, seriously, the easiest child.

Jim & I are getting ready to open Premier Baseball Academy which will be batting cages and professional baseball instruction. We have a huge space in the Southwest which we will start building out on next week. Most of Jim's business during the day has to do with baseball, so it is only natural for him to do this. It is something we are really excited about. No, we are not moving. He will make the commute every day :)

Lincoln will be starting homeschool next year. It was inevitable. He wants to spend every waking moment with his dad at the batting cages when they open, and his coach will be there giving lessons everyday. The cages won't open until the middle of the day, so he can get his work done in the morning. He can still do GATE at the school if he wants. There are a couple of kids on Lincoln's team who do homeschool, and it relieves a lot of stress on the busy baseball schedule.

So, that's what has been going on. I know, it's a lot. Lots of changes and doors opening for us. Hopefully, this will be something that strengthens us and brings us closer as a family. We are all really excited about it. Hopefully, I can post updates occassionally.