Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Go Stars!

On Tuesday, May 22, we held Harrison's End-of-Season Baseball Party at the Huntsville Stars' game. It was a beautiful night for baseball, and the boys were more than excited!

Harrison posing as Homer the Polecat, the Stars' mascot.

All the Rangers lined up with Homer

The boys loved getting to watch the players warm up before the game.

Daddy and Caitlin were a little more relaxed.

The entire team got to run on the field with the Stars' players as they were introduced. Here they are waiting to go on the field.

Harrison ran out with the catcher and even got to stand at Home Plate during the Star Spangled Banner.

Before the game started, they asked if any of our team would like to be in the Superhero Race at the top of the 4th inning. Of course, my sweet boy shouted, "YES!" So I signed him up. Here he is as Superman at the start of the race.

They were running so fast--I couldn't get a good, clear picture of them!

Superman Harrison, Spiderman Trey, and Batman Jack

Then it was time for cupcakes and trophies.

Here is Harrison with Coach Ben as he receives his baseball trophy for a job well done.

All the Rangers with their trophies and their 3 fabulous coaches!

Coach Ben and his son, Trey and Coach Daddy with Harrison

We had a great season as a Ranger!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

6th Grade Awards Day

I was lucky enough to get to go to Caitlin's 6th Grade Awards Day on Monday, May 21.

Here's my pretty girl waiting patiently for the program to start.

These are the Character Council winners. (Sorry it's blurry!)

Here she is with her good friend, Kendal, after Awards.

Pa-Paw joined me as one of her fans.

This is her homeroom teacher, Mr. Thaxton.
You can see her Awards in her hands: Character Council, Art (that was displayed in Panoply), and Language Arts Excellence--there were only two 6th graders picked and she was one of them!

Caitlin and Mrs. Armstrong, her Language Arts teacher.

Harrison was so proud of his big sister and her awards.

Caitlin and I then went home to change clothes and then out to eat lunch together, just the two of us. She picked Atlanta Bread which is our favorite girls' place to eat. We then did a little shopping, but we just had fun being together. I absolutely love times like these with my baby girl because I know they will not happen too many more times!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mother's Day

I'm not gonna lie...I was really, really, really dreading Mother's Day this year. I know I have two of the most beautiful children that God blessed me with, and I was looking forward to opening up their presents and hearing them say how much they love me. But I knew that I wouldn't get to celebrate with my own Mama this year.
What I wasn't anticipating was the actual meltdowns I had leading up to the day. I think Friday was the worst. I was okay as I passed by the display of Mother's Day cards in Target on Wednesday--there were only tears in my eyes. And I was even okay as I picked out new flowers on Thursday to place on her grave (well, I did cry a little). But I heard a song on the radio Friday morning on the way to school that just put me over the edge. I cried ALL.DAY.LONG!!! You can ask my first-graders. They thought I had an eye infection because my eyes were so red!
But the crazy thing was...on Sunday...I had a small meltdown at the cemetary, but that was it!! But let me tell you why. My precious, sweet daughter who is wise beyond her years saw me crying and started to tear up also. But then she said the best thing ever.
"Mama, now Ma-Ma is up in Heaven getting to celebrate Mother's Day with her mom."
How did I ever get so lucky to get her?!?

Harrison was super excited to give me his present that he came running into our room and woke me up bright and early. He made a sweet card and decorated a heart-shaped cake from Publix for me.

I was lucky enough to get dressed before Caitlin gave me my present from her. She made a super sweet card in class and gave me a new iphone case in her favorite color: pink!

Randy (and Brady too!) gave me a new beach chair for our annual trip that is coming up on June 2. I can't wait to use it!!

The rest of our day was spent in Birmingham at the McWane Center. We had originally planned on going to the Zoo, but God had other plans. The Heavens opened up and rain came down most of the day. Luckily we had a back-up plan!
We then came home to Madison and got to eat a lovely Chinese dinner with Randy's mom to celebrate Mother's Day with her.
I know my day was much easier than I had expected because I was covered in prayer. I had so many dear friends text me during the day that they were praying for me. I just can't tell you how good that made me feel! God knew that I would need His help throughout the day, and He held me up just like I needed!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rangers Prep Ball

So I haven't been up to date on updating Harrison's progress as a Prep ballplayer this season.
He has done a great job and has really improved as a ballplayer.
I was so nervous for him to play in this league because it's Coach Pitch.
I just didn't know if he would be able to hit a pitched ball, but he has surprised us!

Pa-Paw came to most of his games to cheer him on.

 Most of the time Harrison played in the outfield and got very good at it.

He loved having his Daddy as Coach again this year.

A few times Harrison played Catcher. That was a real learning experience!!

Here he is hitting a ball pitched to him!

Up to bat

I love being at the ball park watching my baby boy play!