Monday, November 10, 2014

Fall Baseball

We finished up Collier's first ever 'fall ball'.  I can't remember if I shared before that we played this season in Hoover, rather than Homewood as we did in the Spring.  We live in the Hoover area of Birmingham and were hoping to get better exposed to friends that go to Collier's didn't end up being the case but he loved anyway!  We did Homewood before because that is where Collier was in preschool and all of his friends from that school are in Homewood.  Fall Ball is way more laid back and casual - no score keeping and only one base at a time - I would say not competitive at all!  which is hard for me, to be honest and Collier asked after each game who won!  But his coach was awesome and very funny.  It was at the discretion of each coach to give trophies or not...and I was so very thrilled to know that our couch was not going to....I'm not a huge fan of participation trophies.  Instead he did an amazing job of giving each boy an award (aka: toy and bouncy baseball)to point out their strength on the field.  Collier got MONSTER HITTER!    They were a cute little team and Collier just loves playing baseball, so he was happy to be on the field each week.


It is done until top court side!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


This song.  It stops me in my tracks. It is one of those ultimate and amazing praise songs.  It puts me in my place of worship!  It is truth!  Total praise of how Beautiful, Wonderful and Glorious that our God is.  It is good for my soul!

You are Beautiful, You are Beautiful
Oh God, there is no one more Beautiful
You are Beautiful, God you are the most Beautiful
You are Wonderful, You are Wonderful
Oh God, there is no one more Wonderful
You are Wonderful, God You are the most Wonderful
You are Glorious, You are Glorious
Oh God, there is no one more Glorious
You are Glorious, God you are the most Glorious
I delight myself in You
In the Glory of Your Presence
I'm overwhelmed, I'm overwhelmed by You
And God I run into Your arms
Unashamed because of mercy
I'm overwhelmed, I'm overwhelmed by You
I'm overwhelmed, I'm overwhelmed by You
There is no one more Beautiful
You are the most Beautiful
--Big Daddy Weave - Overwhelmed

Monday, November 3, 2014

Trick or Treat

I loved that Halloween was on Friday night this year.  It made it a lot less rushed and more laid back all the way around!  We were once again graciously hosted by the Booker's for Dinner and Trick or Treating.  It is great fun to have adult and kiddo friendships in one family!  Kenley and Deidre have a special bond - they pretty much adore each other and it melts my heart!
 Collier went as Toothless the Dragon from How to Train Your Dragon 2.  Kenley went as Tinkerbell.

 Justin actually pushed the stroller around...just to carry the cooler!  Kenley asked to get in it once and he told her no!  Ha. I also told her no, but for very different reasons - you can't get candy if you are in a stroller and brother doesn't share his candy!

 We wrapped up our evening with a quick trip to Nammy and Pops and the kids were only partially in their costumes as this point.  It was a fun night and nice to know that we could just sleep in and relax on Saturday morning (most of us anyway - Justin got up early to go play golf in the freezing cold).  Another Halloween in the books.  I told Collier this morning that Halloween was behind us and we now have thanksgiving to focus on!