Birdies at Lake Quivira

I can’t resist this post!  Reece has been participating in a girls golf camp at Lake Quivira Golf Club.  It’s only one night a week and they focus on the basic fundamentals of golf in a fun manner.  First of all, it’s just adorable to see these little girls toting their golf clubs and dressed in their golf attire!6-13-18-reece-lq-foregirls-golf-camp.jpg6.6.18 Reece LQ Golf Camp (1)6.6.18 Reece LQ Golf Camp (3)The next best part is watching them completely get derailed from the camp trying to help these little birdies who’s nest fell out of the nearby tree…6.6.18 Reece LQ Golf Camp (2)We literally had 2 golf pros trying to save the nest and get it back safely in the tree!  I cannot make this stuff up.  This actually happened – so basically that’s one golf lesson that went down the tubes!  After little birdies are spotted in distress, there is no way to get these budding golfers back on track!

Jake Mother’s Day Classic & State Cup

Flashing back again to the May/June time frame.  You know that super busy time that becomes a blur!  If it wasn’t for my little notepad by my computer right now I might have forgotten to mention the tail end of Jake’s soccer season.  Sorry bud, I really couldn’t forget spending my Mother’s Day at your soccer tournament!  I arrived just after the start and missed the roses being handed out to the moms – yikes – that’s a mom fail for sure!  It was a hard fought battle which ended in a 2nd place finish.5.13.18 Jake U13 Mothers Day Classic_finalists (1)5.13.18 Jake U13 Mothers Day Classic_finalists (3)About 3 weeks later they competed in the U13 Kansas State Cup – the pinnacle of the season for the top teams in each age group.  The boys fought hard and had some success, making it to the semi-finals.  In the end, they were defeated by Sporting BV, Soccer Nation advanced to regionals in Indiana and the top 96 teams in the nation will compete in TX next week.6.3.18 Jake U13 State Cup_Game2 (1)6.4.18 Jake 2005 State Cup Semi Finals vs SBV (2)6.4.18 Jake 2005 State Cup Semi Finals vs SBV (3)6.4.18 Jake 2005 State Cup Semi Finals vs SBV (4)6.4.18 Jake 2005 State Cup Semi Finals vs SBV (5)6.4.18 Jake 2005 State Cup Semi Finals vs SBV (6)Don’t worry Jake, your State Cup championship is coming, I know it!

Drew-Heartland Division Winners!

6.3.18 Drew SKC tailgate-heartland champs (2).jpgThis is definitely a delayed post but I don’t want to forget about it!  Drew’s U10 Fusion Academy team was the division winner in the Heartland league.  The most exciting part is they got to accept their award at the Sporting KC game and walk across the field.  If you’re a soccer player, this is a pretty fun deal!6.3.18 Drew SKC tailgate-heartland champs (3)6.3.18 Drew SKC tailgate-heartland champs (3)

6.3.18 Drew 2008 Heartland Div 2 Champs
6.3.18 SKC game and also our 18th wedding anniversary…sounds exciting doesn’t it!?

This event is particularly bittersweet as this is a fantastic group of boys and Coach Mo has great relationship with Drew.  Drew has decided to try a new premier soccer club this upcoming soccer season so lots of changes are in store!5.20.18 Drew 08 Academy Division Champs! (1)5.20.18 Drew 08 Academy Division Champs! (2)5.20.18 Drew 08 Academy Division Champs! (3)

 

 

 

 

 

Drew-Strike Zone Bulldogs Baseball

5.16.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs (27).JPGAfter three seasons with the Strike Zone Bulldogs, Drew has decided to move on.  It’s been a great run, but it’s time for a change.  We have had an absolute blast watching Drew play baseball and we hope to continue to do so in the future.  Stay tuned on that!  For now, I want to share some memories of the last few games.  We love you #20!

5.16.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs (23)
who can resist this adorable smile!?

5.16.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs (26).JPG5.16.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs (9)5.16.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs (10)

5.25.18 Drew MVP_10U AAA baseball tourney
5.25.18 MVP!  MSP Memorial Day Tourney
5.26.18 Drew 10U SZ Bulldogs cookout
5.26.18 Team BBQ.  Coach Darin gave each player one of the championship trophies.  That’s a bunch of wins!

6.30.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs (1)6.30.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs (2)6.30.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs (3)6.30.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs (4)

6.30.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs_LS Tourney (1).JPG7.1.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs_LS Tourney (7)7.1.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs_LS Tourney (8)7.1.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs_LS Tourney (11)

7.1.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs_LS Tourney (13)
Holy cow that catcher could eat him for lunch!  Drew is still waiting for his growth spurt.  He asks me when it will happen about 3 times a week 😉

The last game of the season, the boys got to coach and play positions they wouldn’t normally play – just for fun!  For the record though, Drew’s favorite positions are pitcher and 2nd base.  Drew, you are a GREAT pitcher and second baseman!7.2.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs_3rd Base Coach (4)7.2.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs_3rd Base Coach (5)7.2.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs_Final League Game (3)7.2.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs_Final League Game (6)I couldn’t be more proud of my little ball player.  Hoping there’s more to come in the future, but if not, it’s been a fun ride!7.2.18 Drew U10 SZ Bulldogs_Final League Game (7)

 

 

KC Bulldogs 3and2 League Playoff Champions!

What a fun way to end the season!  The KC Bulldogs won the league playoff championship!7.11.18 Jake Bulldogs League Playoffs_Champions (4).JPGThere were several great games in this series and we had a blast watching them.  The conditions were so hot and we still had a big fan club!7.8.18 Jake KCBulldogs_League PlayoffJake pitched every pitch in the last game which I wasn’t so sure about especially since he had already spent several hours on the golf course earlier in the day.7.11.18 Jake Bulldogs League Playoffs_Champions (9)7.11.18 Jake Bulldogs League Playoffs_Champions (10)7.11.18 Jake Bulldogs League Playoffs_Champions (13)7.11.18 Jake Bulldogs League Playoffs_Champions (11)Congratulations KC Bulldogs!  You deserve this win so much!7.11.18 Jake Bulldogs League Playoffs_Champions (16)7.11.18 Jake Bulldogs League Playoffs_Champions (22)7.11.18 Jake Bulldogs League Playoffs_Champions (23).JPGOverall, we have played a lot of baseball this season, and been quite successful.  This was a rebuilding year for us with a handful of new players and it really came together!  We had three tourney wins, one 2nd place finish, and an MVP nomination for Jake (I think – I really should check with my stats guy before I make those quotes!)

5.19.18 Jake Hawaiian Hitfest MVP (1).jpg
Hawaiian HitFest MVP

What will I do without my baseball entertainment!?  These boys are so fun to watch!  I surely won’t miss washing these white baseball pants!!  Maybe I will get a couple things done that keep falling to the bottom of my list 😉

 

Burning Tree Golf Academy

I think this is our 3rd and final summer doing the Burning Tree Golf Academy in DeSoto, every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.  It is always boiling hot, but it’s a great time to see their cousin, Collin, and have a little fun on the golf course.

The culmination is a 2 day tournament with volunteer caddies and about 7 or 8 total holes played.

 

Morgan was too old to participate this year and we will be out of town for the awards ceremony, but of course all 3 of them are hoping for 1st place medals!

7.12.18 Burning Tree Kids Tourney_Round2 (2)
whoa Drew, I’m guessing that’s not the lie you were hoping for – glad you were able to chip that up to the green!
7.12.18 Burning Tree Kids Tourney_Round2 (3)
The greens were so slow, you had to really whack it.  Jake left so many putts short, he was about to go nuts.
7.12.18 Burning Tree Kids Tourney_Round2 (4)
Reece’s face was the color of her belt by the end of the hour.  The heat index was 110 degrees!
7-12-18-burning-tree-kids-tourney_round2-5.jpg
Collin

7.12.18 Burning Tree Kids Tourney_Round2 (1)

Summer Fun Sleepovers

Each year we make a summer fun list and rarely check very many of the boxes, but we still keep trying!  One item that never falls off the list is the summer sleepover with aunts and uncles.  This is a non-negotiable.  Everything else can fall by the wayside, but not that one!IMG_3127.jpgIMG_3128How is it nearly impossible to find a night to do this!?  We have all summer for heaven’s sake and we still struggle to get this on the calendar.  I, for one, am thrilled we got this accomplished because if I had to hear them ask one more time when the sleepover was, I was going to lose my mind!!7.6.18 SS Summer Fun Sleepover! (10)We are leaving for vacation tomorrow and I actually think the kids were more excited about the “summer fun sleepover” than going to Hilton Head for the first time!

They got pizza, did a little artwork on the driveway, watched a movie, and always a putting competition!  Apparently Jake lost to Shauna (the non-golfer of the group).  I think he will be asking for a re-match soon!

Jake had to sneak out at 7am for baseball but these lucky ones got to sleep in!7.6.18 SS Summer Fun Sleepover! (4)

And I love this little mirror image they did comparing 2012 to 2018.  Wow – I can’t believe how much they’ve changed!

IMG_3129.PNG

 

And last night Morgan got to have her sleepover at Aunt Jenn’s with her friend, Emily Kate.  Now that is a real miracle to get these two schedules to align!  They rarely get to see each other because we live in different areas, but they always have a blast!  We have gone from this…IMG_3118To Morgan driving her own car over the Aunt Jenn’s!!  With Brian in the back seat of course!  How is this happening!?

Thank you aunts and uncles for making my kids so happy this summer!  Now, I’ve really got to focus on getting them to my brother’s lake place or I’m going to be in really big trouble!!

Happy Summer!