Monday, April 30, 2007
The weekend in and the garage.
Wow, I am way behind on posting. I took a little time off last week from the computer to get caught up on life (it wasn't a conscious decision, just kind of happened). By life I mean laundry and general household chores. I wish I could say the house was sparkling clean now, but I can't. Anyone who has had children in there home knows that you can clean a room to a sparkling splendor and within a matter of minutes all of your hard work seems to vanish.

We had a really busy weekend. Friday night we went to a minor league baseball game sponsored by our little league. The team that sold the most tickets got to go on the field with the players for the national anthem and also get autographs. Guess who won? Yep. We are very competitive about all things at our house. Dave's team sold 44 tickets. The person who was suppose to throw out the first pitch did not show up so Dave took their place. I thought he had good form, but the kids said his pitch was high and outside. He thought it was a lot of fun.

Garrett got to go and stand on first base (with two other players from other leagues) during the national anthem. He is in the blue jersey. He is holding his hat over his heart. When I was watching him run onto the field I could not believe how old he was looking. He looked so confident and totally understood what he was suppose to do. My youngest son is growing up way to fast.

Oh, and in case you are wondering the band playing the anthem was from a local jr. high school. They did a great job.

Saturday we had no baseball game. I will repeat this sentence. Saturday. We. Had. No. Baseball. Games. Oh the horror for the boys in our house. This meant we could finally clean the garage. Have you heard of this place before? You know, the spot where your cars are suppose to go when you are not driving them. I have had vague recollections of this place recently but had been unable to find it what with all the "treasures" taking up space in there.

The kids were all jumping for joy at the thought of cleaning the garage (NOT) and were also thrilled they had to actually get out of bed before noon. Once we got started it was kind of fun. We had a huge box in the garage that a refrigerator had come in for the snack bar. Quickly this was being made into a wonderful fort. We found a $4.99 sprinkler fun toy from Walmart berried somewhere which was quickly opened and put together on the front lawn. These two "toys" kept the younger kids occupied for literally eight hours while us older folks took to straightening and throwing away.

I am thrilled to inform you that I now have a very clean garage. Though I still cannot park a car in there. It has been turned into a rec/teen room. There is an air hockey table and a batting net so balls can be hit at any time day or night. Do you think my Suburban minds that the air hockey table is in its spot?

Saturday night we had family movie night. I bought Night at the Museum and we all thought it was a really fun family movie. Well, except Paige. She didn't like the dinosaur, I could tell it was scaring her. She ran in the other room and said she was going to watch Sponge Bob. When Dave went to check on her he found her here.

She had crawled into the fort (which is now in my family room) and gone to sleep. Samantha and Tyler slept in there all night. Why is it we spend all that money buying them toys when they are just as happy with a box?

Any spring cleaning going on at your house????


  posted at 11:23 AM  

At 9:54 AM, Blogger Heidi said...

That minor league baseball game looked light a huge highlight in your lives recently. It must have been a lot of fun.

Your little one sleeping is so cute.

Thanks for your comment over at my place. I think I learned that it is difficult to make ourselves understood, but we can't really control people's perceptions anyhow. Does that make sense?

At 7:52 PM, Blogger Cakes said...

How fun! and that picture is adorable!

At 8:38 PM, Blogger The Preacher's Wife said...

I am proud to say hubs and I cleaned out the garage today...I am exhausted but oh it feels so good..:))


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