Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cubs 2017

My lucky boys get to be the Cubs again this year, mostly because their dad is on the Pony Little Leaugue Board and may or may not have first dibs on his team name. We have a new team, with some former team mates and some new ones. We kept two kids from last fall, one from last spring and got 4 new kids for a total of 10 players.

Coach Mike coaching Anthony at pitcher.


It must have been Anthony day because here he is hitting now.


One Saturday morning, despite the drizzling rain, the boys had a round robin scrimmage. It was pretty fun for everyone. It is really neat to see all the players that have been on our team that are now on other teams. The parents all like to hang out together and catch up. 

Sisters supporting their brothers. 


Anthony playing catcher

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Football

Another Friday Night Football game.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Bloody Possum!

**WARNING** blood and gore involved. Read at your own risk!**

Over the last several months we have lost 11 chickens and 1 rooster. We suspected the chickens were being eaten by an opossum but we weren't able to catch it. The rooster was eaten by a coyote. Well, we finally caught the possum red handed.

Michael and I went out one night to lock the chickens in their coop and there was something already in the coop. The chickens knew there was something in there and were refusing to go in. Michael was trying to pick each chicken up and put it in and they would fly out. Suddenly, something ran around in the coop and scared the wits out of Michael. He ran all the way into the house screaming. Poor kid. I pulled the ladder up on the coop and trapped whatever was inside of it, in it. It was our crazy chicken eating possum.

We got Mike out to help but he has the same healthy fear of possums as he does of rats and mice. He wasn't going near the coop, even with a loaded gun. Mamma, Annie Oakley here, using my purple shotgun shot the possum straight through the eye ball and then followed up with a couple more shots just to make sure the possum wasn't playing "possum". It was pretty gruesome and the boys were in bloody possum heaven! 

The next morning the boys went out and took about 100 pictures with my phone. I filtered them and combined them with my own that I took with my camera. Here is the best of the best.

The tail was so disgusting!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


The boys have filled up our schedule with baseball and flag football. The girls are doing tumbeling and dance with Annie in softball and Jaileigh in soccer.

Friday nights the boys have football games.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

100 Years Old!

The day we got back from Chicago it was 100 day of school celebration. The kids really, really wanted to dress up like a 100 year old and mom really, really didn't want to find 5 different costumes. Guess who won!?

We found everything in our house and they looked hilarious!

Jake, Michael, Jaileigh, Anthony and Annie







Monday, February 6, 2017

Dinner and Swim

After the mass and burial we headed back to our hotel. We ate appetizers and the kids played in the workout room. We swam and ate dinner at a delicious restaurant that I don't remember the name.

Mike and is princess, Jaileigh

Princess Annie

The wild and rambunctious boys.
Anthony, Michael and Jake

I love these kids!
Jaileigh, Annie, Anthony, Michael and Jakob

The waitress gave all the kids cool sunglasses.





Then we went back to the hotel for a swim,