Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Catching up with the Wheelers...

We are enjoying our summer break! Are you ready for a photo-filled post?

Kevin just wrapped up swim lessons. He went M/W/F for six sessions. One was rained out, but he wasn't able to attend the make up today because he was already scheduled for baseball camp at our high school.

One of these days, he'll figure out the proper way to dive. For now I guess it's just fun to jump "crazy-style"!

Both boys are now proud contact wearers. Kevin has done especially well with his. I was worried since he's only 9. I think he is most excited about getting to wear sunglasses now! For buying a year's supply of contacts on one order, he got a free pair of sunglasses. He LOVES them.

I am just enjoying seeing him without his glasses. He looks like "my" Kevin all the time now. I used to only see him without his glasses when he would climb into bed at night.

Our baseball season extended really far into June due to all of make up (rain) games. It's sort of sad seeing Blake wrap up his Little League "career." He and Tom seemed to really enjoy their coach/player relationship this year. Blake has turned into a really good pitcher. I have been so proud of him. After he broke his wrist earlier this year, I was worried about how it would affect him. He's a stronger player now than he was. And, BLAKE MADE THE ALL-STAR TEAM!!! We are so proud of him!!!

In other baseball news, one of Blake's teammates has a father stationed in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to see his son play a single game this season. Alex was our second baseman and he had a great season. The team all signed a ball to send to send to Alex's dad and then posed for a picture. This was after the game when we FINALLY beat our biggest rival - the Cubs.
That same night, it started to sprinkle at the ballpark. We saw the prettiest double rainbow. (Photo op...)Monday night wrapped up the regular season for our baseball league. Kevin's team finished UNDEFEATED!!! They are the NUMBER 1 seed in the tournament and will play tonight. Go Braves!

Blake's team came back from behind to go into an extra inning and then WIN their final game. They are going into the tournament tonight as the #4 seed. We'll take it. Hopefully we'll knock the #1 seed out to make it into the best of 3 tournament series. Go Tigers!Now if the rain will just hold off so we can get our games in...


Lydia said...

Great baseball pictures as always! It is always fun to drop in on your blog! Your family is very much like mine- always on the go :)

Melanie said...

Great recap of your summer so far. I so need to do this! I keep thinking I'm going to write about things but then I don't.

Props to your boys and their baseball success :)