Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Chance played T-ball for the summer season and they were sponsored by the Bee's this year.  He received 2 tickets to a game and for a special bonus they had a baseball clinic Tuesday at the Bee's Ballpark.  4 of the Bee's players were there to spend time with the kids.  They got to have a tour of the locker room and fitness room and then they learned to pitch, catch grounders, and some batting techniques.  At the end of the day the players gave the kids a baseball and water bottle that they autographed.  Chance and I had a great time below are some pictures of are day.

The players use these backpacks to hold their sun flower seeds and gum etc.

Chance has quite a follow through in his pitching

Ready, set, throw
Listening to some good advice
Learning to catch some grounders

Chance was the lucky one to get the Bee's player as a partner to practice with

Batting practice

It was hot and humid that morning but he was still smiling afterwards, always a good sign.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


So as it got closer and closer to father's day I asked the kids to check with their dad and ask him what he wants for father's day.  Before I knew it Saturday was here and I have no idea what to get him, especially on a tight budget.  Austin was away at scout camp so I told Chance it was up to us to figure this one out on are own.  I asked Chance what we should get him.  He replied "I don't know every time I asked he doesn't tell me."  So I told him we needed to get something.  "Well, (long pause) he likes chips."  So when we went grocery shopping I let him pick a bag a chips out that Mike will like.  We did get him a new outfit for summer along with a bag of Lays BBQ.  Yum Yum!

Monday, June 13, 2011


I know I haven't blogged in a long time but I have to put some of these things that Chance says before I forget them.  I don't know where he comes up with this stuff but I think he has to be the funniest little boy I've met.

1.  Saturday we went to Lagoon for some fun.  The first ride that Chance and I went on was the log flume.  We waited about 1 hour in line and as we got to the front of the line Chance started to have second thoughts after watching everyone go down the hill and get wet.  I told him there was no way we were getting out of line after waiting all this time.  So we load ourselves in the log and Chance starts to have a little bit of anxiety.  Chance kept repeating over and over "Mom, I don't think I want to do this.  Mom I don't want to get wet.  Mom, will you protect me?"  I tried to reassure him that he was going to be fine and he will have fun.  As we started up the hill he turned to me shook my hand and said, "well, I guess this is goodbye!"

2.  Last weekend the boys and I went to Wyoming with my mom for my cousins daughters graduation.  As we are getting ready to hit the road the following conversation happened.
Austin:  "Let's leave the red head"
Grandma:  "We can't leave him, he's my favorite red head"
Chance:  "Let's leave the blonde"
Grandma:  "We can't leave him, he's my favorite blonde"
Chance:  (looking at his grandma) "Well your my favorite nut!"

3.  My sister, Heather, came in town the week after mother's day for a family funeral.  After the services we all went to my mothers house.  Heather's kids were at her friends house and Chance, my mom, and Heather went to go pick them up.  On the way back home in the car here is what Chance had to say to his cousins after not seeing them for several months.
Chance: "I have good news and bad news"
Kaleb: "Whats the good news?"
Chance: "I have a girlfriend, and I'm going to sleep over and grandmas tonight"
Kaleb: "So what's the bad news?"
Chance:  "Austin is trying to kill me."

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Volkswagen Commercial: The Force

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hardees A-hole commercial

I want to try some A and B holes!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010


Yeah!  Austin made it to 13!  His birthday was on a Wednesday so he received his gift from mom, dad, and Chance on the day of his birthday then we had some cake and ice cream on Saturday with the family.  Austin received a lot of fun and nice things for his birthday.  We gave him a fedora and a hair care kit.  He also received a fishing pole with a tackle starter kit, a new Nerf gun, the traditional birthday coupon to do what he wants with grandma and grandpa, and some money.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Chance celebrated his 7th birthday on Thursday the 4th.  He refused to turn 7 that day.  I think he was waiting for this party on Saturday to make it official.  On Thursday we let him open his present from mom, dad, and Austin.  He received a new pair of pajama's, which makes him look like the dragon Night Fury from How To Train Your Dragon.  He also got a volcano with a dragon egg.

Saturday we had some ice cream and cake (the cake was a rocket) with the family he received more great gifts.  He got some motorcycles, a monster truck race track, a bionicle, some money, and a new parakeet that he named Lemon Squeeze.