Summer 2014

We’ve had a pretty jam packed Summer…to say the least.  Filled with many visitors and visiting, Summer 2014 was definitely a good time. My sister Ebeth made her way to NNY and it felt like home again!  I was so … Continue reading

The Firsts

Saigie Baby had her first game this weekend playing for the Oki Flames. Coming from a winless season last year, the Flames have really stepped it up this year (nevermind that George is one of the coaches this year…he told me to put that LOL). They started off their season winning 15-4 and Saige got on base for every at bat and was the lead off batter. We are so proud of her and know that she has inherited her daddy’s good sports skills. Look at her taking one of her many swings…

She also played 2nd base the whole game and got 2 girls out at 1st. It’s funny because they all look so annoyed when playing the field. At least she was in the infield I guess…

Another first for us was the 1st day of school. WOO HOO! Saige was all so independent about it and of course didn’t need any guidance by mom this morning. Dad dropped her off and said he was going to get out of the car and yell out some sweet nothings to her as she started to walk into the courtyard. I guess he changed his mind since she was almost ready to pay him off if he didn’t. Good thing I did a little shopping locally, since I have still not recieved their school clothes I ordered online the first few days of August. That reminds me to boycott Anyway, she looked cutie and so did JD. Here she is posing it out…
JD was all ready to go this morning. I was wondering how he was going to react when I woke him up, but once he got up, he was all good. Getting ready to go…

Here is the back of the school which is where the student drop off is. Daddy walked him down to his line while Teage and I waited in the car. You can barely see them walking about midway down the sidewalk.
I can’t believe we have a big 5th grader ready to take on his last year of elementary. I got a call from his teacher at around 2pm today saying she had to make a call to let us know that he jumped right in today ready to show those 4th graders how it’s done. He is in a multiage classroom (4th and 5th) for the first time ever and I think it’s going to be good for him to have some responsibility of being the oldest and setting the example. We are really excited to see his changes this year.
Next week George leaves for the TX and so we are having a BBQ to send him off. We’ll catch you up again then… Love ya!!

B2SB and the week leading up to it…

Well, I have had one hell of a busy week and now that it’s Sunday, I feel like I want to just crawl into bed and stay there on this rainy day!! Anyway, back to reality…we ended up doing some interesting things this week. Monday, I took JD bowling with the moms and kids from a new group I joined called “Moms on Okinawa”. There are meetups scheduled and you can just show up with your kids, meet some new faces and give the kids a mini adventure. I think I will try to start going to more of these…it was fun. JD was playing with the camera…
Wednesday, JD and I (Saige had her last day of DEFY on this day…I was missing my girl) went with a friend Brooke and her son JG to the little water park about 10 min from my house. It was my first time there so I didn’t know if it was a place I could keep up with the camera, so I left it in the car. BUT, I realized it wasn’t that serious so we will be returning real soon with all the kids in tow and take tons of pics…so be on the lookout.
Thursday, the kids painted their pottery trays they had made last week and they turned out AWESOME!
I love crafts!!!
In between all these activities, I was planning the Back to School Bash (B2SB) for Saturday with my FRG girls. We ended up giving away about $500 worth of free school supplies and prizes. It was awesome. Every child left with something and it felt good. Shelia would have been proud….except for the times when the kids would come up to get their prize and not even utter the word “Thanks” or look slightly enthused with what they were being given. That was a bit disappointing as far as parenting is concerned. What happened to teaching kids to be humble and appreciative?? It threw me off…Good thing my girl went up there with a big smile and happy to get her Army book bag. Not to mention that she won the grand prize (an Ipod)…she was on cloud nine since she seems to have misplaced hers recently. (I say misplaced because I am still in denial that it could be gone) She scored either way, positivity breeds good karma!!
JD was all about the games. I had to almost force him to start playing at first, but once he did…he was all over it. Here he is doing the water balloon toss and the sack race. Good times!!

Do you see him??

Here’s my Teagie and George walking up…George had just rolled in from a 24 hour softball tournament.All in all, the day was a success and my kids had a fun time.

One more weird question…is a banana’s well being really this important??? I found this absurd contraption at the Yen store (dollar store) and was standing there in amazement. Who knew??

Catch you up on next week…soon! Loves