Saturday, May 30, 2009

Crazy Hair Day

Although I'm wishing summer vacation were here already, the end of the school year is pretty fun too. The kids do the AR reading program at school and if they achieve a certain goal each nine weeks, they get to participate in a special activity. This nine weeks goal earned a crazy hair day. And crazy hair we got!





All we're missing is the stars for his completed American flag!


Abbey's role models...Bethany and Rachel!




Saturday, May 16, 2009

More Wedding Bells!



Last weekend, my cousin got married and Abbey was one of the flower girls. The wedding was located at an outdoor "garden" area. It was a beautiful ceremony and all the girls looked absolutely adorable. Abbey got her hair done for the big occassion and thought she was BIG STUFF! I wasn't sure if she was going to make it to the wedding though, because she came down with a viral infection on Wednesday night. Finally on Friday morning her fever broke and she started to perk back up again. So we went to the rehearsal and after the rehearsal she started running a low grade fever again. We took her home and put her straight to bed. When she woke up Saturday morning, she said she felt much better. She went the rest of the day without a fever and was back to her old self again and has been fine every since.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Minor League Pitching Debut


I know you've already seen the video, but here are some other pictures that were taken at the game yesterday with the video added into it. Check out her wind-up! Garza better watch out! Oh and for those of you who didn't hear...she totally earned a fist bump from me yesterday!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

And the winner is....

Abbey! Today 3rd grade went on their fieldtrip to see the Flying Tigers (Detroit Tigers' minor league team) play the Dunedin Blue Jays. We got to the stadium around 9:25 this morning and at 9:30 Abbey's teachers' were told she had won the essay contest (I don't know how to link back to a previous post, but there's a long story that goes along with the essay see the April 13th post). So she got to throw out the first pitch at today's game. I had to hurry and get on the phone with Matthew to see if he could drive up to the stadium to see her! He made it with a few minutes to spare. There were about 10-15 schools from Polk County represented today and I assume all of them participated in the contest. She beat out about 500 kids from what we were estimating. The second place winner got to place the rosin bag on the pitchers mound and the third place winner got to yell "Play Ball" at the start of the game. Her teachers are working on getting a copy of the essay returned (none of us thought to make a copy of it before we turned it in). She did such a great job! And all the kids were chanting her name when she went out to the mound. The kids had a great time, but it was HOT HOT HOT!

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Her school was also chosen to sing "Take me out to the ballgame" durin the 7th inning stretch!


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Abbey getting a pep talk from Dad!







This is the catcher that Abbey threw to.



Abbey and her teacher!