Sunday, April 27, 2014

Spring Sports

Yesterday was opening day for spring soccer and baseball.  It was a very early start for us - the baseball parade began at 8:30am, and we had to have all 3 kids ready for the entire day by 8am.  I am not a morning person and neither are my kids.  Alex was very excited to have his very first soccer game. He even volunteered to be the goalie! He did great and only allowed one goal and his team won!

Before game practice

 Drew on the other hand was extremely nervous about playing baseball for the 1st time. He seems to have fun at practice, and he has been practicing outside with Andy whenever they get a chance. He was worried he would strike out or not catch the ball, or know where to throw the ball if he did catch it (which I told him all of which would probably happen but it was no big deal). I didn't get to see much of his game, but he got walked twice and stole 2nd base!  He was much happier and I think relieved to be done with his 1st game, which his team won. I hope he gains some confidence and has more fun at his next game! What a coincidence he's on the Twins team - he is a twin, he was born in Minneapolis, and I even worked for the Twins (very briefly)!

Twins team at the parade

Start of the parade - it was about 45 degrees and Alex was in shorts!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Treats

Here is our bunny cake for Easter tomorrow. Faye and Alex helped decorate it while Drew and Andy were at baseball practice today. Its a super easy cake to make with little kids, and I think it's cute too.

We made the same cake 3 years ago!! Look how little they were!

Bunny cake 2011

We also decorated some egg shaped cakes I made. I try to find something for the kids to decorate each year since we don't do the traditional egg dyeing.  There were some interesting ideas...but as I told the kids, "you make it you eat it", so think about it before you decorate it.