Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Baseball Schedule & Summer Plans

As per request, I am posting Taylor's baseball game schedule on the Calendar link from this page. If you want to see when her games are being played, click on the Calendar link at the top of our home page, then click on the month or date you would like to view.

I am also trying to make our summer plans. Let us know if you have a request for specific dates, times or children and we will do our best to accommodate you. :) We won't be doing much traveling, if any, in June because of Baseball. And Scott likes to spend the fourth of July down here where there are lots of fun things to do! But after that, we are going to try to get up north where it is cooler. School starts up kind of early this year--August 12th--so there you go!

Taylor and Shaylie are already making full use of the summer months. I'm sure they will be little beach blonde babies by the time the summer is over. Look for pictures, since we are trying to keep them up a little better.

Love ya! Hope to see you soon!

It's a MonTues

I hate Monday's that are on Tuesdays. Something major always seems to go wrong. The day started off good, went to the gym and had a workout, and felt fine. After biking into work, I found out that richfield's server was down. Called Lance at 7:30, we weren't able to get it back up until he went in. Then I had a new user come in this morning. I couldn't get her user to move because my servers were not in timesync. So I spent 90 minutes trying to get that fixed, finally did. Then I found out that half of the power is off in Richfield, of course the half that the server is plugged into is the one that was off. What a morning!

We have baseball practice tonight at 6:00, hope I can get everyone playing to the best of their abilities.

The pool is wonderful (although still very cold), the nice thing is, it is keeping our patio cool.

Sunday, May 25, 2003

New Pool

We broke down and bought a new pool for the girls (and us). This pool has a filter so it will be easier to keep clean. It is also deep enough for Tonya and I to sit in and relax.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Game #1

We had our first game last night, it went ok for the team. I wish I could watch the game more, being pitcher is hard because you can't watch the game as a fan. Being first base coach last year was the best, because you got to be where the happy kids were because they just got a hit. Now the time I see them, they are nervous trying to hit my pitches. Some of the kids ran to first base and just kept running straight, a few kids on both team could not find 2nd base, but that was ok. Now for the big news: TAYLOR GOT A TRIPLE PLAY!!!!! She caught a fly ball, was standing on second base, so the kid on second basewas running with the hit, so he was out, Taylor threw the ball to first and that boy was out! It was so great!!!! I ran out and high-fived her there. That was a great moment.

This morning was the first-grade pancake breakfast. A few parents brought grills and I helped cook pancakes! (Yes me) By the end, I was actually doing pretty well. All four 1st-grade classes were out there, so we had a lot of kids, it was pretty fun. Afterwards, all the kids were going around getting signature books signed.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Practice #3

We had a practice last night, where we played a mock game. It went ok, the kids were starting to learn how to get people out, I just hope that the teams we play, don't hit the ball far. We haven't practiced defense much, but I can't imagine the other teams have either. We don't have a really big hitter yet, so the last batter is still up for grabs. Tara and Aubrey weren't there, so I hope they remember that there is a game tonight, especially Aubrey, as her family is bringing treats!

I am in Cedar City today, hope that nothing stops me from getting home by 6:45 tonight.

Friday, May 16, 2003

Practice #2

Our second practice went much better than the first, the kids and the adults understood the rotation, so that went well. I was able to get all the kids to hit, even if it only went a couple of feet (sometimes that actually goes better, because no one is standing that close. We are going to have another practice on Tuesday, in which we will play a mock game. I watched to see who can hit and throw well at practice and tried to divide up the team fairly. Our first game is Wednesday. It will be interesting to see how it goes.

Tonya is up in Provo with the PTA. So Taylor and Shaylie and I are having a father-daughter weekend. Things have been going well so far. We all miss you Tonya.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

1st Practice

We got our first practice under our belts. It is a lot different trying to get 15 kids to play baseball than just trying to get Taylor to play. We will definately practice on the grass next time as the dirt is just to weird to play on. It is hard to keep 14 kids interested when only one is batting. Next practice I will be more organized. Things went ok, I just want to be better next time.

Monday, May 12, 2003

It's a Monday

I couldn't wake up this morning, so no gym, but in the time I got up to turn off and reset the alarm, Taylor climbed onto my side of the bed. I pushed her out of the way, and went back to sleep. Except, Taylor is the loudest sleeper that I know. She snores, she breathes load and she kicks. So I still got up pretty early. So I biked into work, reached to unlock the door, and realized that I left the keys at home. This was a big problem as I am opening and closing the building. Fortunately, one of my co-workers showed up early. Hopefully the rest of the day will go better.

Thursday, May 8, 2003

Practice cancelled

The wind was blowing and the rain was falling (a little) so we cancelled practice for tonight. I wanted to have it, but we decided it would be better to start next week. Hopefully, Tuesday will have better weather. I can't decide who is more disappointed, Taylor or I. Oh well.

Tomorrow, I am again the only person in the building, so I have to work from 8-5.

Wednesday, May 7, 2003

New Design

I decided to change the way our page looked. I hope you like it. I fixed the dishwasher, again. I walked Taylor to School this morning, it is fun to walk with her to school. Later in the day, I walked back to school with Shaylie and she played at the slides until the bell rang and then walked them both home.

Shaylie and I went for a walk tonight. It was a wet and windy walk, as a storm was blowing in. Shaylie tends to start falling asleep around the dinosaur tracks, but I worked at keeping her awake, she didn't like that.

Tonya got a hold of the last kid on the team, I think at least 14 of the players will be there tomorrow night. Shaylie found another tee-ball, so now I have 7, which works out perfectly. We are going to make bases out of the gateway boxes. I just hope the weather is better tomorrow night than it was tonight. And I hope I don't mess up.....

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

And so it begins.....

Tonya called all of the parents of the kids on my baseball team, telling them that practice begins this Thursday at 6:00. 13 out of 15 parents said that they would be there, one said their other son has a game and will be there Tuesday, and one wasn't home. I am getting more and more nervous every day. I hope I don't mess up.

In other news, I have been going to the gym and 5:30 every morning. It is really nice to have my workout done before I go to work. I also swim and sit in the jacuzzi, so I feel really great by the time I bike to work.

Taylor lost one tooth on Thursday night, and then came home Friday from school with the other one out. It sure did make a mess, she had blood all over her sleeve and the front of her shirt, that must have been a joy to watch at school.

Shaylie only seems to hate me when she is tired now. She actually likes to play with me a lot of the time. Still won't go near me when she is mad or crying, however. Oh well, at least I can be in the same building with her now.