Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gracie's First Softball Game 3-30-2009

Last night was a BIG night for us. Gracie had opening ceremonies for her first year of softball at 6:00 and then her first game in Bryant at 8:00. Here is her biggest fan cheering her on!!! Go sissy!!

Gracie up to bat!! She didn't hit any, but she tried really hard and made some good swings!!

GET READY!! That's what I kept yelling out to her. She did a really good job stopping the ball when she wasn't twirling around or kicking her leg up in the air!!

ATTACK!! That's what I thought when they would go after the ball. Gracie is #31(her daddy's sports number!) in the middle, she got the ball but like everyone else was unsure what to do with the ball once she got it.

Well, they moved to quick for me to catch the right shot, but just before Gracie and Coach daddy were walking out and if I had to guess he was giving her a pep talk!

Unfortunately, we lost this game. I won't tell you the score because hey they're still little and it doesn't matter, right?! What's important is that they have fun and they learn something, and judging by what I saw last night we have A LOT to learn!! I will add that 8:00 is too late for these little girls to be playing ball!! I think that was a lot of the problem was that it was so late. One of the dugout moms told me that Gracie was crying for me in the dugout!!
We play again tonight at 6, and I hope that we do better!!!
Fingers crossed, we want Gracie to hit the ball tonight!!
Go Lil Sparks!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Time travel

These overalls were her daddy's when he was little. Too cute!!

Jadyn Parker McDade at one year old!! I wish I had a picture of Jerred in these to add to this. Maybe I can work on that!

more zoo pics

Jerred, Gracie, and Jadyn

Gracie looking at the rhinos. Gracie said " you know they are dinosaurs!"

Looking at the bird ( not really sure what it is). Jadyn saying her favorite word " Loooook!"

So, glad to be out of the wagon, but it didn't last long!!

Alexis, Gracie, and Jadyn

What a great day we had!! We slept in, lounged around the house, and then we were like " Let's get out of here!" So, we took the girls to the Little Rock Zoo. The zoo has gotten a bad rep due to all the construction, but they are making progress and there are not many exhibits closed. They have a new exhibit (well new to us since we haven't been in so long!) the lorikeets. You can walk in with all the birds and they fly all around you. Pretty neat, but I was worried one might land on the girls and bite them. It didn't happen! The weather was nice so most of the animals were out. The gorillas were out and playing, the bears had a birthday party so some were still playing with boxes and wrapping paper, and the river otters were out socializing with the kids. Jadyn got to get out of the wagon for a little while, but she didn't want to hold our hand, and she is still wobbly and of course fell and scraped her forehead up pretty good. Gracie really had a good time, and on the way home (we always talk about what we did) asked her what her favorite animal was, she said the lions. Then that became a game, " my favorite animal had stripes", so we had to try to guess, " Tiger", no, "zebra", no, and so on and so on. Until we heard a little whisper, "try the ant eater". Then we got it. Too funny she was helping us out!!
We did a little running around after that while the girls napped in the car. We had a gift card to eat at On the border. The food was good, but the service was awful. We got some free cheese dip out of the deal though.
Next was the weekend grocery shopping trip to walmart. That's always fun..........not. It was after 9 by the time we got home. Whew! What an exhausting day!!

First trip to Little Rock Zoo

Farmer Gracie

Watching for the birds!!

Jadyn was in some kind of a mood for the first half of the trip. She just had this look on her face like "I don't want to be here!" So, here she is pouting in the wagon!

The gorillas. The smaller one is baby Mosi (mo-see) he is two and a half years old and so cute and playful! He kept running around and trying to snatch the food out of the other (female) gorillas hands!! LOL!


Monday, March 9, 2009

More stuff from this weekend!

This was after we got home from the lake. Jadyn was laying on JoJo but she sat up to pose! What a ham!! Jo was wore out from our trip, but by the next day he was back to his old self and just walked right over Jadyn! Back outside for Jo!

Fun with a .75 cent toy mustache from a vending machine!! Too funny!!
As you can tell Jadyn didn't find it that funny!

Pink girls Gracie and Jadyn

Jerred in high school had this thing about superman. He had it across his windshield on his truck, and even now still has a couple of shirts. His mom even recently found a superman hairbrush that was Jerred's when he was little. So, when we see something superman that we can get for the girls we get it. I found some cute pink supergirl pjs at walmart and had to get them! They even have a cape!! Gracie said that they are pink girls!

What a great day for a picnic!!

We had a great weekend! Saturday we had a birthday party at Mills park in Bryant, and it was nice outside but very windy!! Then we did the dreaded grocery shopping at walmart! It was so nice outside that we went to Lake Katherine for an afternoon picnic with the family! We had hot dogs and chilli and chips and a great time visiting and relaxing and watching the kids play!!

I tell you this girl of mine Gracie is so hard to get pictures of her sometimes!! She thinks she's too busy or she just makes some of the silliest faces!! this one is actually good!

Jadyn loved playing in the leaves and rocks, but she also loved trying to eat them!

Jerred insisted that we bring our big great dane, JoJo with us. He was good and he loved being out with us! (Jo is only 1 year old and he is not full grown yet!)

My little baby is walking now! She really just decided this past week to get up and go!

Silly girls!! I love you!!

We ended our little trip with a walk by the lake! What a great Saturday!!