Mostly just picture posts for the unforeseeable future. Blah but it'll have to do. Sorry, Texas.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Brooke has officially gotten used to being drug around to her brother's practices and games.  She's following in her momma's footsteps.  I don't remember not liking going to my brothers' (2 of them) sporting events but, I'm sure I did my fair share of complaining here and there.

I do remember being very proud of them and wanting to watch everything they did.  I hope Brooke eventually feels that way about her brother, too.

For now...She loves getting candy at the concession stand and running around with other kids at the fields.  I don't let her go too far and she knows what to do when she hears "heads up" shouted from any direction. 

This child can be all girlied up and yet still loves to play in the dirt/sand.  She doesn't especially like to sit in it and get all dirty, she just like to make piles, move it all around and pour it into things.  And she's mesmerized by seeing it fall through her hands.  She absolutely loved the beach for that very reason.
As if these eyes weren't beautiful enough...
They also change colors depending on what she's wearing.
She looks so sweet and innocent, huh? 

Friday, September 16, 2011


Even though many of Cole's pictures are very similar, they're very different to me. I sit right behind home plate and try to capture as much as I can on video and snap a few pictures in between. Each picture reminds me of how hard he works out there.  The catcher seriously is the hardest position to play because it's so physically demanding and draining on your body.

Watching Cole out there is so special to me. I don't like to miss anything he does out there or be distracted by someone talking to me...But of course, it happens because some people are mostly there to socialize.

And there's the interruptions by my sweet daughter that wants candy from the concession stand.  That's ok though because she has become so comfortable with running around and playing with other kids without being shy...And that makes it much easier for me to enjoy the game.
I put together some clips of Cole catching. There were so many more moments that weren't captured but, this is still pretty impressive...Especially since it's only his FIRST year of being a catcher and yet only his SECOND year of playing baseball...And at ONLY 8 years old! It really blows my mind. Check out my boy...

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Cole was a whole different baseball player from last Spring to this Spring.  He made us so proud.  It's really unbelievable that it was only his 2nd year playing. 

Check out Cole batting, catching, and pitching.  Love Cole's throw out of the the runner at home plate.

I still have tons more videos to compile together but this was one of his more outstanding weeks...And his 1st time as pitcher in a game.  I about lost it when I saw him out there.  I was shocked that Nathan even let him pitch.  I was so nervous the whole time but it was a great feeling seeing him out there, too.  He did great and looked soooo big.  Evidently Nathan told Cole that if he hit well that game he could take a break from catcher and try pitching.  Cole earned it and was beyond stoked!