Jul 11, 2011

World Series - Crossville Style

This past weekend, the Lady Wildcat 8s and 10s competed in the ISA World Series in Crossville, TN (about a 5.5 hour drive). We did not get to leave as early as we wanted to on Friday and ended up in Nashville rush hour and several rain storms on our way. Needless to say, we were late. We missed most of the opening ceremonies but we were just so happy we made it there. After the opening ceremony there were skill challenges in each age group. We had some super fast runners on our team for the base running challenge. 

Brooklyn competed in the throwing accuracy challenge. There are some very skilled little 7 & 8 year olds out there!

After the challenges were completed that night, we headed back to the hotel. We still had to check in. We made it to our room and the door was already decorated with a great Wildcat poster and the #4. It was so nice!

Saturday morning, it was game time! We started the day off with a bang! A big win in the first game and a present swap with the first team of the day. There were a few rule changes the girls had to get used to out there, but all in all they did a great job. 

It was a very long, hot day for the girls and families. We even had an umpire throwing up during one of the games, it was just that hot! We spend most of our time under tents with something with ice in it and a frog tog when we weren't playing. Despite the heat, the girls took a little break from the tents to get their faces painted though. 

By the end of Saturday, we were playing in the championship game against the team we beat at the beginning of the day. Now, all of us went to Crossville under the impression this would be a two day tournament. Unfortunately it was a 2 day for every age group except the 8 year olds. We ended up playing past 11pm that night and lost a heartbreaking game. I really believe our girls could have taken home the trophy if we had the chance to play that team Sunday morning instead of late late Saturday. 

To lift their spirits after the game though, the coaches ordered pizza for the girls and somehow talked the night manager into letting the girls into the pool at midnight! He gave us 5 minutes although I think it ended up being more like 15, but whatever. I'm pretty sure he told the guy if we didn't get to jump in the pool at least once that night he would feed them all Mountain Dews and chocolate and let them run loose :) 

Jul 10, 2011

More celebrations

Besides Independence Day, we had another celebration in our little WP family. Nat and Brad got hitched! That was one of the big celebrations and reasons for us all getting together for some fun times. We are all so happy for them, and they deserve to live happily ever after. 

It was a co-ed party but most of the pics are just us girls. The men heard there was going to be a game and they quickly snuck outside to have drinks instead. Sneaky boys! We had tons of fun playing a traditional game of Loaded Questions. We seriously have the best time when we all get together. Unfortunately, I think I'm not such a good player at LQs anymore. They have figured out mine too easily now. Basically the most ridiculous answer that doesn't sound at all like me....is me. Dang it. I've gotta go bland for a while. 

All the girls
Me & LA
haha I love this picture. This would be when we decided to go out the back and drive around to the front of the house to "scare" the boys....good times

Jul 5, 2011

A Dailey Fourth!

My friend Erin was in town for the 4th of July this year. Her husband is in the Navy and they are stationed in Virginia Beach right now. Erin's parents host a 4th of July party each year for all their friends, Erin's friends and her brother's friends. Everyone is welcome. This year we went over a few days before to catch up and enjoy some pool time before the big party. This was the first time I got to introduce Jeremy to Erin. It was nice to catch up and the party was great because so many friends were there with their families. 

Like my BFF and her adorable family. 

All the kiddos had a blast playing in the pool

Even the big kids had fun too!

"Would you like some water?" lol

Throwing around the football

And last but not least, the watermelon seed spitting contest.  

Independence Day

Happy {day after} 4th of July! This year we got to take Jeremy to his first firework show in Munford. Can I just take a moment to say how I love spending holidays as a family of 3? Brooklyn and I have so many traditions for each holiday or each little community event. It has been such a nice transition to going to things as a family now. 

We packed up a quilt and our cameras, put on something to try to keep cool in this insane heat(!!) and headed to the park in Munford. The annual celebration usually starts early with the Navy band playing patriotic songs. There are little booths for food and glow in the dark necklaces, etc. Lots of teeny boppers meet up to socialize. Needless to say, we skipped most of that and just showed up in time to get a good spot in the grass and watch the fireworks. We had a good time and once Brooklyn got ahold of the camera/iPhone she took nearly 400 pictures....not sure where she gets that from. Most of the ones of the actual fireworks were taken by her. 

We got lots of pictures like this. The flash was so bright she kept closing her eyes in the picture, so this was her attempt at keeping them open. Silly girl. 

Look how tan!