Thursday, February 25, 2016

Baseball Time is Here

We are excited to be on the 5 year old Pirates this year.  Joey is the head coach.  He has turned our den into a baseball practice area. My parents were over one night and he told Andrew, "Don't hit your bat on the fireplace. It may hurt your bat!"  My dad laughed and said most people would say, " may hurt the fireplace!"  The last two seasons, Andrew has had the option of hitting off of the tee.  We tried to switch him over to coach pitch towards the end of the last season (fall) and he did pretty well.  He even had a homerun.  This season, he will be straight coach pitch, so that makes me a little nervous. 

Joey always finds a friend at the ballpark.  He seriously has ZERO interest in playing.  Son, when you look back one day and wonder why there are no pictures of you playing or in a team jersey, you were the one who refused!

On stormy, cold nights, we practice in our church gym.

Gatlinburg, part 2

Gatlinburg, part 1

         We had a long weekend over Presidents' Day not long ago.  After booking the vacation, Joey let me know he had to go to Austria for work during the first part of the trip.  The boys were already excited, so I decided to take them anyway.  Randi came with us, too.  Our hotel was so nice, and it had the best indoor pool ever!  Y'all really never wanted to leave.  It was pretty cold, so we got out some, but spent a lot of time swimming.  Big Joey flew in from Austria while we were there. Instead of going home and relaxing in a kid free home like a normal human, he was determined to get to his boys. He drove hours, only to find out the road was closed due to ice.  He had to take an hour to get to a new road to get to us, and it was closed.  I told him to find a hotel and stay there, but he kept trying. Boys, I can tell you I have never seen a dad love his sons like your dad does.  There is nothing he will not do to be with y'all.  He cannot stand to be away from his family.  The next post is just more pictures from our trip, too.  It was a LONG drive, but it was nice to get away for a few days. Each boy also bought a new stuffed bear.  Joey named his, Beary Glasgow.  Andrew named his bear, Andrew Drew Rew Glasgow.  We call the bear Andrew Drew for short!
Andrew is really into selfies right now!