Adeline and Andrew

Adeline and Andrew

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Andrew's Fifth T-Ball Game 2015

This little guy just keeps getting better and better.  He sure does love baseball.  It has been fun for our family too.  Every night (if it's not raining) we are out playing catch.  All of us!

Tonight with coach pitch Andrew had the big hit!  Be sure to watch the second video.  The best part about this was how pumped Andrew was.  He was on cloud nine.  As soon as the game the over he came right to me and wanted to watch it on video.  And we watched it again and again.  I just love his excitement and if you can't tell I'm pretty excited too.

Good job Andrew Thomas!  What a hit!!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Adeline's Wax Museum #2

Parents Night!
Tonight all of the kids got to perform their wax museum for their families.  And this is how we found little Miss. Adeline.  All smiles, and ready for us to push her basket of bread button.

Proud Daddy and Proud Mommy! 
 James and I were talking tonight about the joy we have watching our children.  Watching them in moments with friends, with family, watching them play sports, watching them in school activities.  Cheering them on, participating with them..when I asked Adeline later that night if I had told her how proud we were of her, her response was "like ten times".    And we'll keep telling her, because we are so proud of her!  She is beautiful, kind, loving , caring, smart, dedicated, passionate, sensitive, compassionate, and the list could go on and on.  I am proud to be her Mommy. 

How great it has been to have the same teacher two years in a row.  We love Mrs. Hazekamp so much.  She definitely has a special place in this little girls heart.

This is Mr. McLoed's last year as Lincoln Parks Principal.  He is a very good guy who puts the children and their learning first.  We will miss him.

Adeline's Wax Museum #1

Adeline worked very hard on her American Hero Project.  She had about a month to read, gather research, complete her display, get and memorize ten facts.  As many of you know Adeline LOVES Little House on the Prairie so choosing Laura Ingalls Wilder as her American hero was an easy decision. 

I was volunteering in Andrew's class today so when the 3rd graders did their wax museum for the whole school I got to go down with Andrew's class.

Adeline was very excited to perform for Andrew and his friends.  Making sure she was the first one he came to.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Andrew's Fourth T-ball Game 2015

Andrew had a great game tonight.  He got to stand on the pitchers mound which means he got to field most all of the balls hit by the other team.  He did really well and was up for the challenge.  Tonight was also the first night of coach pitch.  The first two innings were with the T and the last was with coach pitch.  Andrew had two good cuts and then a nice grounder.  Lucky for him though no one gets out.  His hit went right to the first baseman who tagged the base before Andrew got there.  Thankfully that didn't phase Andrew and he was proud of his hit.  Just as he should be.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Andrew's own library card....

This guy was pretty pumped about getting his own library card.  Now he doesn't have to use Mommy's card.  He wants to carry it in his wallet.  We'll keep it in Mommy's wallet for now but I know it will be just a blink of the eye and Andrew will be carrying his own wallet around all the time.  Because there will be a license to carry around in it.

This is how I spent my day!

I got to spend my day playing with and snuggling this sweet little guy!  So much fun.  I was able to give Silas' Mommy a much needed day to herself.  I'll have to schedule another one again soon.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

First day for the sprinkler on the trampoline

So warm...we surprised the kids with setting up the sprinkler.  They quickly got their suits on and were ready.

Post Race Pictures

Someone looks pretty proud!!!

A sweet rose from Grandma and Grandpa Bean

Addy and I after the fun run.

Addy and her pal Mallory
(photo bomb by Andrew)

Addy with her certificate for completing the race

Mrs. Hazekamp and her girls.

Grandma and Grandpa with Adeline.
Thank you for coming all the way up to support Adeline.

Celebration lunch and ice cream!!!

And we're off!!!

And she did it!  Adeline Kay Bean ran her first 5k!!  I am so proud of her.  As a Mom who absolutely adores my daughter and loves to run, this morning was beyond words.  I found myself getting emotional many times.  This girl worked hard to train and always maintained a positive attitude.  Her hard work paid off.
Good job Adeline Kay!!!!!
I love you!!!!!

And here she is about to cross the finish!!!!

Andrew had a friend with him

Andrew's friend Jacob was there with his Mom handing out waters to the girls.  Andrew was able to help too.

Girls on the Run pictures with friends.....

My baby girl and I.  I am so happy that I get to run this race with her.

 Adeline and her teacher/coach Mrs. Hazekamp.
They've formed a pretty special bond.
 Adeline and Jersey
 Adeline and Olivia (Churchill Elementary)
 Adeline and Anna (New Era Christian)
 Adeline and Maya (North Muskegon Elementary)
 Angela and I....go Moms!!!!
 Grace, Mallory, Jersey and Adeline.
 Goofy girls!!!
Most of the Lincoln Park Elementary GOTR Girls!
There were over 1,000 girls involved in this program.  And that is just for our county.  There were other races going on all over Michigan.  I don't know if this is just a Michigan thing or not....I'll have to check it out.  But what a great program.  A program that builds up the girls self esteem and encourages them to run.  Just Awesome!

Girls on the Run....early morning festivities...

Wow, it's early!  Adeline and I got to the field at 7:30 all ready to have some fun.  It was already packed with girls and their families.  We immediately got in line for Adeline to get her hair done and tattoo put on.  This is going to be a fun morning.  Adeline is so excited and so am I.

Pink and purple hair and a cute I love GOTR tattoo.
This girl is ready to run!

Friday, May 15, 2015

My pizza helper

This guy was my little helper tonight.  Adeline wasn't feeling well and laid on the couch watching Little House.  He helped me roll the dough, and once that was baked he helped put all the toppings on.  He even set the table for me.  All on his own.
Thanks Buddy!