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emmy and her first season of t-ball

Friday, April 7, 2017

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME, TAKE ME OUT TO THE CROWD

(team picture)


Little miss Emmy had her first season of t-ball the last few months and it was interesting. I was so excited to get her signed up. I grew up playing softball and of course I would love for my daughter to love it the way I did. I debated on whether it was too soon to put her in or not. I did not want her to hate it or resent it. She is so young and impressionable but very stubborn. Well I could't resist so we signed her up. 

Watching a bunch of three and four year olds playing t-ball was hilarious! Some knew the sport really well, others were chasing butterflies in the outfield. Emmy did decent. She loved getting dressed in her uniform and hat, but as soon as we got to the park it was like a switch flipped. She wouldn't play out in the field without mom right by her side. When she was up to bat, the coach couldn't help her, it had to be me. As much as this was frustrating because I just wanted to watch her play, it was the perfect opportunity for me to teach her. So I took each moment in the field and at bat with her to teach her as much as I could. By her last 2 games Emmy was going up to bat by herself, hitting the ball instead of bunting it off the tee, and somewhat playing in the field by herself. (There were times I had to go in) I am so proud of her though. It made my mommy heart happy to see her on the days where she was having fun and enjoying it. It just took a little more practice at home for her to understand to run the bases the right direction and to not chase the ball after she hits it! 

Best moment was when I was out in the field with her and the ball was hit between her and another girl and that other girl got the ball first. Emmy turns to me while throwing her hands at the ground saying, "Damnit that girl!" I was dying as were all the other parents out in the field with their kids. I had to turn around and breathe through it and then ask her what the problem was. She was upset because she wanted the ball. I told her to always want the ball and to go get the next one hit to her. (we talked about the swearing as well.) Man I love that little girl.






 

Riggins' First Birthday!

Thursday, April 6, 2017


How is my baby already one? 

Riggins goes by Riggs and bubba. A lot of the time he responds to bubba better than Riggs or Riggins. He is such a mellow boy. Jabbers non-stop. Favorite and only thing he says is MAMA. Not to mention that he is an absolute mamas boy. Is a speed crawler on his knees and toes. He stands up on everything. Has seven teeth that make up the sweetest smile. He loves balls and anything with wheels. He looks very much like his dad and has the best cheeks to munch on! Riggs eats like a champ and loves all food, but blueberries and eggs are his favorite! This boy always wants to be with his big sister and follows her everywhere. Outside is his favorite place to be. He tries to eat rocks daily and don't even get me started on the dirt. One of my favorite things that Riggs does is burrow's his head into the ground, pillows or into Tyson and me. It is seriously the cutest thing ever! From birth Riggins had some intense face stork bites and bruises. It's been a year now and he looks a lot better. 

(see that comparison?) 
Find Riggs birth story here.




 Riggs birthday was a hot mess. He cried opening all of his presents and getting his cake. His cake smash was just as bad and he hated it! Don't let pictures fool you! He just wasn't in the birthday mood! However, he did love the balloons. 


(He is even cute when he cries!) 

Dad's favorite photos to take. 
We take pictures of the kids beside him each year to see how they grow.











Emmy is three!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy birthday to my sassy and sweet little miss Emmy Honey. She is the best. This girl is beyond beautiful in every way. I can't believe she is already 3. What a girl she is becoming! She loves to play dress up and be a princess 24/7. Multiple princesses a day too! She likes to have her nails painted but hates to get them cut. (she complains every single time...) I love watching Emmy be a big sister to Riggs. He is her "bubba" and she doesn't like to share him with others. Emmy can talk up a storm and has new words every day. As of now she claims she wants to play volleyball and do singing lessons and I am not arguing with her there! I'd love to see her do both of those things! She is a killer on the karaoke, especially her screamo version of "Let it Go," from Frozen. I love this girl so much. She has learned new ways to tell us no, including: Shushing us, saying never, and saying whatever. Heaven help us!! She still loves to color on everything she is not suppose to and gets her coloring things taken away on a regular basis. 

-Keep learning Emmy girl, you are something else and we love you!













 Oh, and pictures... They were difficult. She would either smile and look away from me or not smile and look right at me.. She would not listen!!! But I think we still got some cute pictures of our sweet little miss.