Bombers World Series

USSSA {AA} World Series
Field of Dreams 
Noblesville, IN

We had played several USSSA tournaments this season and enjoyed their tourneys and we had qualified for their World Series tournament.  
The team and families arrived Thursday by 11 ready for a full weekend of fun.
First up was a parade of teams, it was fun seeing them out on the field.

There is our guy!
Sam and I had driven up just for the day because I needed to return for work on Friday and Saturday.
Sam was into this tournament and the activities going on, they were discussing teams here.

Then it was time to get out on the field, get the feel of their first turf infield

The skills competition was up next and while we didn't win any,
 we came away with tips for next year.

Around the Horn contest, we dropped the ball on throw from short to first...boo.
Joe got his part right!

And it was onto our first game at 4pm - Bombers played well and were up 7-1 
when ligtening was spotted and the forecast looked pretty grim.
And Sam and I and our wagon of stuff made it back to the steamy car
just in time for this.
So we waiting along with everyone else at the park until the games were called for the night
and then we left at the same time as everyone else, everyone - ha!
But really I was bummed because we were supposed to see 2 games and then drive home late.

Sent this {awful} but real life picture of us to Dan and Joe (who were stuck in the dugout),
after a full day of steamy baseball followed by getting wet
and then waiting in a steamy car -we were still happy.

And then we grabbed a burger before we headed home so we could wait out more storms and traffic.
Really, I could have skipped the burger but I wanted the kisses!
Sam and I headed home around 7:30 much earlier then we expected!
I was thankful for GameChanger and updates from Dan throughout the work day Friday.
And Uncle Will was following along on the app as well!

DH and Joe hung out the rest of the weekend together playing ball
and eating apparently.
This picture.
My word.
And they enjoyed an Indians game together

And the final day saw  our Bombers in 5th place in the state.
Not bad at all.
What a season we have had.
It has went fast.
We have made friends.
We have learned baseball
and life lessons, more life lessons.
It has been one to remember.
This one will be the "Remember that Bomber Season" tale that we will relive.
I love this picture and those 3 Loogootee guys turned baseball coaches that have shaped this team, looking forward to many more years of baseball.

Goggles Make Giggles

One favorite day this summer these two sweet babes came to swim.
Their mama and I ended up with a Monday off {together}, never happens.
So we pretended to play hookie, the legal kind
and enjoy a Monday afternoon swim!

They can touch the bottom now and swim so well with floaties.
And they loved Sam and Joe's goggles, which of course lead to giggles.

Love them, almost 4!


More Summer Days!

More summer days and it has been a hot and dry one for the most part means more pool days.
Blake pulled Sam in this day so he swam in his clothes. 
Many giggles from that.
We talked baby names and summer plans this day, cherish those times!
And the next day was spent with sis - Dan and the boys went fishing with the Memerings.
Morgan had a hair trial and turned her rings in to be put together {forever}

Sunday afternoon, Will and Jill came over after their vacation to Lake of the Ozarks.
Pax and Mason came after practice as well.
Love having a pool full!

Sam wouldn't leave Will alone and he is getting harder to handle, left them both laughing!

These 3 bomber musketeers. 
Good days, the best of summer!

Celebrating America

Our 4th of July was low key with NO plans
but plenty of fun things to make memories and fill in-between.
After work on Saturday before the 4th, we ate supper with Greg and Lela
and had fun playing with Tori and Dylan (and their toys)

Neighbors Jeff and Sally and their daughter came over and we did some fireworks!

This picture cracks me up, Joe is relaxed!
We snuck in a trip to our friends cabin in Washington after this - we stayed out until the wee hours of the morning and we had the tired kids in church the next morning!
But, we had a great time visiting with friends.
Sunday was back to relaxing, Joe and I by the pool
everyone else had plans.
We did some hit stick, which I am not good at!
Sam, Dan and Noah went out on the golf course.
It was Sam's second trip out and of course he loved it.

Monday was the 3rd and it was back to work for this crew - of course we made the best of it!
We dressed festive and ate some DQ dilly bars to boot!
The boys left Monday morning with Grandma and Grandpa and the grands
for a trip to a St. Louis game.

We found them in the bleacher seats on TV,  Grandpa is right behind the white hat in the middle of the screen and Joe is 2 to the left - ha fun times.
They stayed for fireworks after the game and rode the train back over  to IL where their hotel was...
they had a great time.
We relaxed on the 4th and waited for our boys to come home - and THIS happened
my beloved 5 year old pool float bit the dust.
The seams came apart and I sewed it once...but then it ripped again the the pool.
Just imagine me the pool float and 1000s of white beads.
We all swam once the boys made it home
And had some energy left for a 4th festival in Odon.
DH helped fry elephant ears and the boys and I milled around.
Everything was free and we (I while they played 9 square)
 stood in this line for 1hr15min for a snow cone.

The fireworks were very worth it.

We had a great 4th celebrating America!