Fall Ball | Proud of our Pitcher

The boys baseball team this spring/summer season left with threetrophies in hand. Currently the same team is in high gear this fall.  Love our Baseball. I listed some pitching quotes Rodney found while searching baseball reference.  If your baseball star collects baseball cards .. he's sure to love this site. Enjoy! :) ~M

To go the the site simply click on the author of the quote.
“Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.”  Warren Spahn

Put the right pitching mechanics together with good health, and there's nothing surprising about lasting a long time."  Nolan Ryan

"I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it."  Sandy Koufax

Homeschool | Shhh! Did you just shoosh me? + A Digital Scrapbook Page

At our local library, all four noses in their study books along with yours truly. I usually set in the middle of the two littlest ones...notice the empty chair at the table. While I (yes me) am in deep explaining mode at the table, one of the older ones decided it would be wise to throw a pencil.  no mention of names here. The pencil landed on my teacher's manual straight up like it was about to scribble me a note all by its self.  I let out a laugh that the building next door heard I'm sure.  Then of course all the kids followed my lead and ....  let out contagious giggles, ringing through the library.  I stopped, choked up and with a stern face, Shhhhhhhhhhhhh! 

The other older one no mention of names here either  wailed out loud,  "Did you just Shhhh-ooosh me?"
Remember the line from "Madagascar" ... By this time we were all letting out uncontrollable giggles yet again.  Lucky for us,  our local librarian knows who we are and the truth of the matter is we love our library!!   I choose to believe they love us back.  NO, we have never let our outbursting get to serious again.  Well, as long as we were far from ear shot of the librarian of course. 
[[[Books were meant to be enjoyed, laugh out loud at, taken seriously, researched,  studied and
even emotional at times.]]]

What if we were to read to live better lives...empowering our kids with Book Fun and Smarts!
Have a blast at your local library!!
P.S. the older one no mention of names here did receive a chat on why we are not to throw pencils! the end.

Find this Schoolin' quickpage and kit by KTeague at: Two Peas.

Behind every kick of the ball...

...there has to be ... a thought." - Dennis Bergkamp

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." - Pele

Soaking in every bit of soccer season!  
Bring on the stinky cleats and socks.  
I love being a soccer Mom!

Digital Scrapbook Page | Pears are Falling

Digital Scrapbook Page
above photo was my final inspiration for my fall 'blog-lift'. this is the second fall season for us to enjoy fresh pears, straight off the most fruitful of pear trees you have ever set eyes on.  and if you are thinking ..... to yourself "why don't you prune it" .. yes, exactly what we need to do.  when our list has been checked off and we are on to the landscaping list.. we'll be all over that pear tree.

I designed this layout last year for owl tree studio. Sorry. Link no longer available.

{l-o-v-e} fall..  and all the fresh air.. along with the renewing of seasons among us.. harvest.. pumpkin patches.. corn mazes.. hay rides..

- happy fall harvest ya'll -