Thursday, July 15, 2010

Make Way For


There is a pond, not so far away, in which we take bread to feed Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack.

In case you have no idea what I am talking about, Kayden's favorite bedtime story is Make Way For Ducklings, a book about mallard ducks and their journey to making a home in the Boston Public Garden.

My hunch is that Kayden chooses that book nightly because it is SO long.

This afternoon was overcast, so we decided to visit "our ducklings".

Whose ready to feed the ducks?

His favorite thing is throwing the bread as far as he can, and watching all the ducks chase after it.

Reminds me of t-ball, come to think of it.

Bryce's favorite is trying to throw it direct into a duck's mouth.

OR throwing 10 pieces in the air, and watching all the ducklings scramble.

Mom's favorite are the two ducks with broken beaks. I pay special attention to them, and make sure they get extra bread.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Half Way?

Summer is rolling by.

My list of half written, abandoned blog posts serve as proof that I cannot complete a coherent thought these days.

Someday I will finish those posts, but in the meantime I wanted to catch up on a few things happening around here.

The pipe still makes it's way out of retirement when tired. We are working hard to break this habit, but OH, it is a tough one!

My brother played in the state's largest softball tournament last weekend. Kayden was invited to shag balls during the home run contest.

He thought he was pretty big stuff out there.

After about five of the thirty-three hitters, he decided that was enough running.

In all fairness, it was SO HOT out!

After the tournament, we went to the hotel where the team was staying. Bryce was pretty over it at this point:-)


Another new development this summer is t-ball for Kayden. There are three things I love about this 'learning stage' of organized sports:

1) Upon being hit, the ENTIRE team goes after the ball. It can roll into the outfield, and the entire field clears to chase after the ball.

2) When base runners hop off the base to chase after the ball.

3) Watching the kids run the bases. Sometimes they run straight from first to third, sometimes they never even make it home. One boy last night was on first, and then all the sudden he was in the bathroom.

It has been great fun watching Kayden trying his hand at this sport. So far, he has loved it.

For one little kid, he has quite the fan section:-)