Wednesday, May 22, 2013

School's Out For Summer!

I can smell the BBQ grills, sunscreen and bug spray.  So what are our big plans for summer?  Well, nothing really.  The boys will have swim team practice M-Th mornings and meets on Fridays until about mid-July.  In the afternoons, you will probably find us in the water, too.  When we aren't swimming, we'll be playing baseball, 4-wheeling, riding bikes, or just hanging out with good friends and family.  And that's what it's all about.

Today was the last day of school.  So I guess I officially have a Kindergartener and a 2nd grader.  I think I just threw up in my mouth a little typing that.  How can it be???

Baseball season is in full swing.  Both boys are playing 8U coach/machine pitch.  The coaches get to choose whether they pitch or use a machine.  Bodey's team uses the machine and Booker's coach pitches.  I see pros and cons to both sides.  If it were the other way around it would be a little better.  The machine is a lot faster, and Bodey struggles.  Booker gets a lot of hits off his coach, but is he falling behind the kids hitting off a machine?  I guess I don't really care either way, they are having fun and learning lots.  Booker has been hitting the ball fairly consistently.  It's awesome to watch and I can see him improving each game already.  Bodey is also improving.  After the first two practices I couldn't believe we put him in baseball.  The kid couldn't hit, catch or throw.  He is getting better at all three.  As a matter of fact, he hit his VERY FIRST BALL tonight!!!!!!!  It was so exciting.  However, I think it caught him as off guard as everyone else.  He just stood there.  Didn't run.  Just looked around.  Personally, I thought it was precious!  And, now he knows he has to run to first base when he hits the ball.

Dusty is currently wrapping up a fishing trip in Montana.  Can't wait for him to bring me home some Walleye and Northern Pike.  That just might be the only vacation the Feezell family sees anytime soon.  I think our first priority this summer should be to find a house.  Then maybe we can get out of Kansas for a break.

Last day at our old house.

We are enjoying living at my parent's old house.  It's nice and peaceful and the boys have plenty to do outside.  We are also only about a 1/4 - 1/2 mile down the road from Dusty's parents.  It's been really nice to hang out with them and let the boys head over there on their bikes or 4-wheelers.  They have also been feeding us a lot.  And.... fixing many a flat tire.  My tires are shot and the gravel roads are taking full advantage of them.  I've had a slow leak in one tire all week.  Then, Monday night when we pulled in the driveway I heard air whizzing.  A different tire was flat.  THEN, tonight, that same tire suffered again; but a different hole!  Needless to say, Booker, Bodey, the donut tire and I are headed to the tire shop in the morning.  It's going to be a long drive going no more than 50mph.

Hope everyone has a wonderful summer!