Yankees baseball is upon us once again! That's both NY Yankees and Asheville Y Yankees, people! Here are Will and Mason on NYY opening day (4/6):
They lost that game, and the two that followed (swept by the Rays), but the three that came next were won by the Yanks (swept Baltimore), so we're happy now...
Mason also started COACH PITCH baseball! There's a tee, if the batters can't hit the pitches, but his team did extremely well without the tee! Our kid wowed his coach with his mad hitting skillz. His coach is super nice, which has been our experience every season. Tomorrow is the first game, he is so excited!
Mason's neighbor and friend Peyton is on the team, so that's extra fun. They were on the same soccer team last fall. Here are some pictures from practice #1 (4/11):
We gave Mason a buzz cut yesterday. It looks terrible, but the pictures below just look very very cute. In a week, it will look like an ok haircut. Meanwhile, he's still as sweet and sporty as ever. It was so long that (according to him) he could "see his hair". (It was totally in his eyes.) Before and after...
I planned a silent auction fundraiser with four other women, moms and teachers from Mason's school, this weekend. "Dreams and Chocolate, Deux" was our event, "Deux", because we had a similar event last year. It was an amazing time, and they were a great team! We got donations from about 80 different businesses and people. I am continuously amazed at how generous people are!There was massage, acupuncture, haircuts, jewelry, gift certificates to a lot of Asheville institutions, a huge package from the Biltmore, handmade knitted items, pottery, and so much more! Even the space was donated by the Chocolate Lounge, which was SO nice! We raised a lot of money for the Pre-K and K-1 classes, so yay!
My very talented friend (and mom from school) Jeannie made the poster/logo. See for yourself!
Here's the team for the Dreams, minus one (Meggan).
Mason earned his SIXTH heroic acheivement this week at school! The students set goals for themselves, and when they attain the goals, they get a certificate. He read 20 sentences (over the course of a couple of months) for this one, as you can see. The other five were for:
Reading 5 books
Writing 10 sentences
His IRP (Independent Research Project - I'll type about that soon)
Reading Put Me In the Zoo, by Dr. Seuss
Reading The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss
I think his current goal is to read Frog and Toad. Yay, tiny scholar!
Hey there! Remember me? I'm Erika, that girl who used to type about a sweet boy, a sweet husband, a sweet dog, a sweet life... It's still sweet, and there's still so much "newity" going on!
That sweet boy is way WAY into Star Wars. He plays the Lego Wii Star Wars game daily, we read Star Wars books, we talk about Star Wars. The one thing we don't do is watch Star Wars movies. We don't watch any movies, because he went to ONE movie when he was 3ish, the Ice Age movie with dinosaurs ('cause that really happened!) and the noise, the dinosaurs... freaked him out so much that he won't even consider a movie, two and a half years later. I've been priming him with random scenes from the Star Wars movies on starwars.com, and he's interested. Maybe he'll break down and watch one day with me!
Here's a picture from his 5.5 celebration. We celebrate half birthdays round these parts, do you remember that?