Friday, April 20, 2018

Back at Llanerch Hills for a Game.

Man, yesterday was no joke. Game time temperature was 47 degrees and the wind made it feel much, much colder. But when I got to the field, Evan and Eliana ran up and hugged me, best feeling ever. Eliana is at Hilltop, a different league, playing against her old league, Llanerch Hills. Nevertheless, it was good to be back on Dermond Field B, where both Evan and Eliana played for several seasons. Despite the cold, Eliana nearly went 2 for 2. She belted a single, then at her next at bat, made great contact, but it went right to the girl playing first base, who beat her to the bag. No biggie, her slugging percentage is 1.000. Even one of the coached leaned over and said, "Do you think she wants to play on the tournament team?" The funny thing is, Eliana doesn't even really take it that seriously, but she gets it, and is getting better and better at softball.

Photos above depicting how serious Eliana is.

Eliana did a great job as catcher and seems to like that position. The coaches were impressed with her ability to stop the ball. Looking forward to a great season with the BUZZ!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Opening Day Parade (Hilltop Softball)

Eliana and Lizzy at the opening day parade. Finally the weather broke and we had a beautiful morning and a huge turnout. Eliana had batting practice later in the day and I let Eliana play with her teammates while Evan and I shot hoops. Looking forward to seeing Eliana's games this season, although today, the weather seems to have shifted back to winter. It's freezing and it's supposed to rain all afternoon. 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Evan Painting His Room

Evan wanted to paint his room. So we went out to Home Depot, he picked out his own color, watched it get mixed up, then we headed home to begin painting. Here's even screwing in the light switch cover. 

 Evan removing the blue paint strips. 

Flawless paint lines!

 I was a little nervous he would lose interest after a few minutes, but he was all about it. We began painting and he stayed with it all the way to the end. 

I think he was proud and felt a sense of accomplishment. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Easter Egg Hunt (at night, again.)

We started this a few years ago, and it has been quite a hit. We use clear easter eggs with mini glow sticks inside, then the kids grab their baskets, flashlights, and head outside to hunt. Lots of fun! 

Evan and Myah searching for hidden eggs. 

Photos didn't come out great. Clearly, it's hard to shoot at night without a flash or tripod, but you get the idea. Most importantly, the kids had fun!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday was so fun! At least it didn't snow! The kids in their Sunday best. 

The kids are allowed 1 goofy photo. 

Evan on his new skateboard scooter thing. 

The girls in their Easter dresses. 


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Neverending Winter

Seriously? More snow in April? What happened to spring? It seems like this winter is just dragging on and on. We've had a few warm days here and there since January but for the most part we've been getting a lot of snow late in the season with 4 nor'easters coming through in March. Now it looks like we might get hit again this weekend. 

Snow on January 5th

18 inches of snow on the Atlantic City Boardwalk Jan 7th.

Giant snow mounds everywhere!

Downed trees knocked out power in town during the March 2nd Nor'easter.

This neighbor's windshield was completely smashed by falling branches.

Trying to get some soccer practice in March 3rd.

More snow March 7th.

Snowboarding March 23rd. 

Now we might get more snow this weekend. :( 

Come on SPRING!