Surgery is for the Birds (Chirp!)

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Saige had her surgery Monday and the whirlwind is still in full effect.  Nobody in my family here has ever gone under anesthesia.  That in itself was lingering in my mind beforehand.  I mean there’s a reason why you sign … Continue reading

She is the champion…of the world!!

Well, my little VP has already dove right into her new duties and is in the middle of planning the school’s first “dance”. It is a retro 50’s theme and she’s really excited to get to the decorating (she’s just like mom). Anyway, in the midst of all her student council endeavors, she has been spending her nights kicking butt with her softball team. They entered the playoffs undefeated and so went straight into the championship game, which was last night. George was the Asst Coach (he wanted to be the Head Coach, but got deboed) and led the girls to a winning season. SO the game played on…we were all on edge because we were down 4 runs with the last inning in play. Saige started a two-out rally and batted three girls in. Once that inning was over, the Flames were tied 6-6. We had to go into an extra inning and scored to win the game. We were so proud of the team and of our Saige for giving her all. She played awesome all season and I can see more and more that she has inherited her dad’s sporty-like skills. He has no idea how much she looks up to him…Here he is congratulating his girl!!

The team was ecstatic once they started to bring out the trophies…

Why is it that immediately after the game the boys come around wanting to “hi-five” my daughter. Geeeeez!!!

The girls then passed the game ball around for Saige to put her John Hancock on it.

Coach George had a little help accepting his trophy…

The 2008 Youth Softball Champions…Oki Flames!!!

What a cute pair….(she’s really growing)

After the game, we took her out for a celebratory dinner at her favorite restaurant…Four Seasons. Teppenyaki at its best…Teage loves watching the chef perform his shaker trick!!

The chef was having too much fun with our delerious selves and wanted to take our picture…What a fun way to top off a great evening!!!

Until next time…Love ya!!!

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!!

Team 58 Catches Another Victory!

So all this softball has got me tired and weary…and Saige’s season hasn’t even started yet. The emotional roller coaster we have had to endure through each game has been intense, nevermind that I have to keep score which means less heckling for me, but last night it finally paid off! 58th Signal BN is the Army Softball Champions once again on Okinawa!!! The playoffs started Monday night, which we won because the team actually decided not to show and so it was a forfeit….they were scurred. Wed there was another game where if we won that one we were playing right after for 1st place. Despite a few shady absences by teammates, we managed to win in the last inning. The next game was a slaughter…23 to 15! We were all so geeked about it and I took tons of photos. The lighting there was crappy, but I guess it made everything look Signal Orange…SWEET!

Since George was the coach (big surprise) he gets the big ol trophy that he proudly shows off…who cares about the dirt all over his body. I swear he has a superstition that he needs to eat dirt at every game.

This win was for Sheila. She would have been so proud of those guys. She loved the game and loved to win. They sucked it up for ya girl!

See ya next year for a three-peat!!!

The Week Belongs to Me

See…..this was what I was afraid of when I so reluctantly created my first baby blog. It has now been like a week and I haven’t posted CRAP!! So here I am doing damage control in the hopes that the people I harassed to read will still care LOL! Anyway, we have had an interesting week in the Isla Household and a lazy one at that. Monday night, George had one of his usual softball games for the unit team and it was one for the history books. I’m talking protests, finger-waving, and words like a$$hole thrown around. Needless to say, there will be a makeup of the last inning (George and his softball connections…). I have recently started getting back out to the ball field. I have spent many a day being the personal cheerleader of ICE (I just want to put it on record that I do not like “Ice”, I do not know why this happened, and since he likes it so damn much I am going to personalize it and start calling him Slushie). But I had to take a break from that for a few years because I was too busy raising the little Slushies at home…check out Saige Slushie…

LIL JD Slushie…and even T-Slushie is being groomed!!!

Either way, I am back at the bleachers and the games are still as drama-fied as ever. And nevermind that I slid right back in as all-time scorekeeper, so I was told! So we’ll see how long this softball crew can keep me coming back.

Tuesday I got back in the saddle again with my girls. Lunch at Chili’s and an umbrella assistant later, I was all caught up from being gone on vacation. These ladies are my buds here and I am so glad I could find some peeps that would accept my smart a$$ self and my keepin it real. As you can see, they have some disfunctionality of their own…

Gotta love em!!! I just realized going through some of those albums that I hold some serious balckmail evidence.

I used another day of the week to hang with my newbie friend Brooke. She reminds me a lot of myself about 10 years ago. She is really sweet and also keeps it real…something hard to find over here!

I took the lazy week opportunity to let the Davenport kids, Dee and Devonte, sleep over and took them to Wago Land Thursday. It was fun just as it was the first time we stumbled upon this place. They have 3 floors of fun and something for every age group. Looks like they had a great time…

Well, hopefully I will get my butt back on here and post before I have to write a novel next time. Next week is jammed pack with FRG tasks back to back. There should be some pics I can post to give you the idea of what this FRG business is all about. Until then, I hope everyone has a great weekend and we will catch you later!…lo and behold there’s another softball tourney this weekend.