For the past two years Reed has been sitting in the stands with me while we cheer for Ryland. We have gone through seasons of blastball, soccer, and football. Today, he was finally the player, as Ryland watched. Reed started basketball camp, and he was so very excited.
Since basketball is something none of us have played before, we are all learning a ton. Reed was very engaged and soaked up every new skill they taught. He loves dribbling the ball and putting his "hand in the cookie jar".
Ridley was our cheerleader, but she really just wanted on the court with her brother and a ball. It is going to be a full time job to keep her on the sidelines.
We wanted to enjoy the gorgeous weather, so we headed to the park. We did a little fishing, but we didn't have much luck. It could have been the loud birthday party that was on the pond deck. We think the fish were hiding. We also played on the playground and soaked up a little sun.
The boys wanted to ride their 4-wheeler around the yard, and they talked us into taking Ridley on a ride. Ryland did a great job of driving, and Reed held on to her for dear life.
Ryland is enjoying another season of baseball, but he has decided he really just wants to hit. He has very little to no interest in fielding the ball. He is a pretty good hit and makes it to second base on most turns at bat.
Reed was all business this morning at blastball. It was the first time to meet his coach and teammates, but he quickly let them know he knew what to do. Coach told him that he could go first to show everyone how it is done, and he did just that. He creamed the ball and ran through first base, skipping the unnecessary first base honking.
When it was his turn to field the ball, he was baseball ready. The stopped the ball hit by the first kid and looked for a first baseman to through it to. Of course, no one plays the bases in blastball, so he ran to first. He beat the kid to the base, so he wanted the kid out.
He had a great morning, but he was confused when coach said he wasn't going to give out a game ball. Reed had to ask the coach twice just to make sure.
Ryland had his annual check up, and everything looked great. We was super nervous and did not want to wear the paper gown. In fact, he refused to wear the gown with little bears, so the nurse gave him a huge plain white one. He is so sensitive and soon his eyes were filled with tears. A few silly faces later, he was smiling and making silly faces back at me. Ryland weighed 50 lbs, which is 75 percentile and is 39.5" tall, which is 50 percentile.
It is baseball time! Ryland had his first game of the season since "leaguing up". It was a great game that really made us realize this is getting more serious. Even though they lost the game, Ryland was given the game ball for playing hard. It made his day!
Ryland wants in the mix, and he likes to play infield. He did great at shortstop.
Ridley found a perfect flowerbed to dig. We tried to keep her out of the dirt, but she eventually won.
Miss Ridley loves books and enjoys reading multiple times a day. Our favorite books are Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Mr. Brown Can Moo. She will grab a book and bring it to me. She turns around and backs up before sitting in my lap. It is adorable!
It was all about Ryland today in honor of his 6th birthday. We started celebrating with lunch from Chick-Fil-A at school.
After lunch, the Kinders go out for recess. Ryland requested donuts for his birthday treat to share with his class. Just what Ms. Hill needed, an afternoon of trying to teach a bunch of of children full of sugar.
For dinner, Ryland wanted sushi. He cracks us up with his refined palate.
To wrap up his big day, he enjoyed a yummy cupcake. He remains the sweet eater he was at his first birthday. Happy Birthday, RyRy!
Ryland had a couple cavities, so he had a little bit of dental work done today. It was a delight for me, because he got laughing gas. Hahaha! There were lots of laughs for me, too. Our trip home was filled with funny conversation, drooling, and a lot of funny faces.
We heard the snake guy was coming back to the library, and we couldn't wait to go see his show. He is always hilarious and full of knowledge. The boys were so intrigued and sat quietly for the entire show.
Ridley, on the other hand, was all out drama. She was laid out on the floor soaking up attention. I knew I was pushing her nap back, so I couldn't get too upset when she pulled out her Nonnie.
At the end of the show, the children could pet the reptiles. Both of the boys had to get their hands on this big snake. Yuck!
Reed practically chased down this massive lizard. With that, I was ready to go.