Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Baseball Fever...and then some

Ok, so the Astros aren't doing so great and to be honest neither are our little cardinals. However, the boys are having so much fun, and they have met a couple of kids that will be friends of theirs for a good while to say the least. Hey it helps when the moms and dads get along too!!

They have yet to win a game, but to quote AJ, "We are learning how to be good losers". Ha!! Each game is a big improvement for their team, only 2 of the eleven had played before, and that was in T-Ball, this year they are all playing in the coach pitch division (we could use a better pitcher, but since I would do worse, we are better off with what we have).

AJ hits the ball almost every time he is at bat, and Jay is getting there! AJ had his first run this Monday, and even though there was no one on home plate trying to tag him out, he still slid!! I wish I had gotten a picture of it, but Jenna was not cooperating. Daddy was at class, and was very sad he missed seeing the game. AJ has not stopped talking about it! Since family was still in town from the Easter holiday, they all came to see the boys play. Our very sweet neighbor also came with her daughter as well! So the boys had quite an audience at this game. They loved it!!!

Let's talk about Jenna, the girl loves to watch her brothers!! When we are at the game her eyes are on them! Probably a good thing they are wearing red, she can probably see it better. She is on the verge of crawling, about to get her first tooth, eating much better, and having two BMs a day (at least for the last three days) - I know that is probably TMI, but hey when she wasn't going but a couple of times a week, it gets exciting!!! Jenna had her 6 month check up, she is 16 lbs 14 oz and 26.5 inches long. We are praising God that she has gained weight and we have been given the ok to start her on baby foods.

We are going to start with the meats since they are higher in protein and iron, then move to the veggies, and finally to the desserts. I made all the boys baby food but we started with veggies and fruits and then moved to meats with them, so by the time they were eating meat, they were eating finger foods. The long and the short of it - i have never made homemade meat baby food. Any suggestions??? We are feeding cereal with a spoon this week, to get her used to eating from a spoon again, so this weekend I will be making my first attempt to puree meat!! Please pray that I can get it right, and Jenna will eat and tolerate the meats well.

Jesse was given a promotion at work a little over a month ago. I think he is doing great, but I am asking for prayers to put his mind at ease. He is a worrier, and he does not like change very much. Prayers for him would be great!!

Also, my MIL had a mammogram that showed some areas of concern, she is due to have an additional diagnostic procedure done soon, please pray that all turns out well with this too.

I will leave you with my current favorite picture of the kiddos.