Friday, June 24, 2011

Some favorites...

So many posts brewing in my mind! Kyle's final regular season little league game (EVER), which resulted in a championship (second in his career as a Dodger!), the start of summer vacation, my girl and her incredible swimming abilities (the girl is absolutely excelling at swim lessons), Kyle being an usher at the 8th grade graduation, our 9th wedding anniversary, and the selection of BOTH Kyle and Jordan to LYNDON ALL-STAR teams!! So much is happening and I am having a hard time keeping up with blogging, and with two all-star schedules I will fall even further behind I'm sure. But that's okay because we are so enjoying the crazy hecticness that comes with raising a family!

So until I have time to sit down and actually put words to all that has gone on lately, I will just have to post some recent favorite pics...

Cracking up!!

Reason # 123 for loving him...wool socks. all. the. time.

She found this alien bug shedding...

and it wasn't enough to just hold it on her finger, nope, she had to further gross me out by putting on her nose and chasing me. Lovely child...

Friday, June 17, 2011


Jordan had to write something to her next year's teacher that would describe her. This is what she wrote.

Who is energetic, very athletic, caring and funny.
Who is sister to Kyle, my brother.
Who loves cheese and the color green.
Who feels happy all of the time.
Who needs my best friend.
Who gives respect to other people.
Who fears what other people think about me.
Who would like to see New Zealand.
Who shares laughs with people.
Who is a hard working athlete.

Oh baby girl. I love you so much.

...Who fears what other people think about me. That line hit me hard. Gonna work on that one.

The focus of my senior thesis is on sexual objectification and the impact it has on us, especially girls. Media, advertising, barbies, bratz dolls, beauty magazines etc....are all evil vehicles for our society's impossible ideal. Girls are being pushed to reach perfection instead of encouraged to accept themselves as perfect just the way they are. I am on a mission to save our girls. For my girl. Which is why this song makes me cry every. single. time. 


Made a wrong turn
once or twice.
Dug my way out,
blood and fire.
Bad decisions,
that's alright.
Welcome to my silly life.
Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood!
Miss "No wait, It's all good", it didn't slow me down
Mistaken, always second guessing, underestimated
Look, I'm still around...

Pretty pretty please
Don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than,
Less then Perfect
Pretty pretty please
If you ever ever feel like you're nothing
You are Perfect to me!

You're so mean
When you talk about yourself, you were wrong
Change the voices in your head
Make them like you instead
So complicated, look how how we all make it
Filled with so much hatred...such a tired game
It's enough! I've done all I can think of
Chased down all my demons, let's see you do the same.

Oh, pretty pretty please
Don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than
Less then Perfect
Pretty pretty please
If you ever ever feel like you're nothing
You are Perfect to me

The whole world's scared so I swallow the fear
The only thing I should be drinking is an ice cold beer
So cool in line, and we try try try,
But we try too hard and it's a waste of my time
Done looking for the critics, cause they're everywhere
They don't like my jeans, they don't get my hair
Exchange ourselves, and we do it all the time
Why do we do that? Why do I do that?

Why do I do that?

Yeah, oh, oh baby, pretty please
Pretty pretty please,
Don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than
Less then perfect
Pretty pretty please
If you ever ever feel
Like you're nothing, you are Perfect to me Yeaaahhh...
You are Perfect, you're Perfect!
Pretty pretty please, if you ever ever feel like you're nothing
You are Perfect to me.

You, Jordan Alexis, are perfect just the way you are. You make the world a better place simply by being you. So "pretty pretty please" don't ever change because you fear what other people think of you. You're Perfect.

Friday, June 3, 2011


I so love this time of year! Baseball and softball, the anticipation of: summer vacation, swimming lessons, lazy beach days, all-star baseball season, the kiddos athletic camps at XIP, and weekends spent swimming and relaxing at camp! We are crazy busy but we are loving every moment of it :)
We know that these are the days we will miss when Kyle and Jordan are all grown up and moved out (if I had it my way they would live with us forever...seriously).

Kyle is growing and maturing faster than ever. I blink and he's bigger, stronger, faster, smarter...its incredible. The greatest part is that (so far) his sweet, sensitive, compassionate, loving personality has not turned "teenage" yet. He is such a sweet boy. And he knows just how to make his momma smile. Our relationship is strong, and I hope that that doesn't change. I have this irrational fear that the moment he turns into a teenager (less than two months!) he is going to slip into "that" place...the snarky, my parents know nothing, I would rather be with my friends than my family, teenage place. UHG! One more year of middle school and my baby will be heading to highschool...I'm not ready and I'm pretty sure I never will be.

Jordan has also been growing faster than ever! And she is gaining skills like crazy! Last year during softball season she barely knew she was on the field let alone what she was supposed to be doing there! This year I expected a slight improvement just because she was older and had a year of softball under her belt. She wowed us. Girl can play some serious softball! She is amazing! She knows the rules, where the play is, who is supposed to do what, and she hits like crazy! Its super fun to watch her. She is so confident. I love to see that confidence that comes with mastery of a new skill. I love the pride that spills across her face in the form of a tiny grin that she always tries to hide. That modest little grin is one of my favorite things.

And now for some pictures that belong in older posts but oh well they are going in this one...

DANCE RECITAL! Jordan looking beautiful
& me still sweaty from running to and from the
 parking lot 4 times because we left out tickets at home!!

This is her "be serious for a second" face...after 700 intentionally goofy pictures

Signing dance yearbooks

The Adams Family

My girl on her perch watching her brother play ball

"enough with the pictures momma!"

I love that guy...

When he's not dominating on the pitchers mound,
the kid is a phenominal short stop!

Silly girl

Go K-man

We are looking forward to a weekend filled with ballgames and family. Both kiddos have games tonight and tomorrow, and Sunday will be spent at camp celebrating my cousin Desirae's graduation from highschool. Yay Des :)