The Sterling Heights tournament is always fun. The fields are shady and bathrooms close. As a mama those things are important! My family is close enough to stay with and then make the drive daily to the fields. I looked back at last year's post and I was shocked at how BIG my kids have gotten this year. This is Snug showing off his new handcuffs. He had to show "the guys".
This is a favorite tournament also because the purpose of it is to remember fallen officers and their families. Several families were present this year who have lost an officer since last year's tournament. It is always very humbling to stand during the ceremony and hear all the names read. I get choked up when a child of a fallen officer is chosen to throw the first pitch to start the tournament. You always pray your child isn't throwing the ball next year.
While in Michigan we also celebrated Snug's birthday. Along with handcuffs he got a new quilt for his bed. My mom made it and he loves it. Something must have been on my lens, and I didn't realize it.
This picture has nothing to do with anything (besides the fact that Rosebud wears the handcuff keys on a pink string around her neck). She just loves the camera. (Panda ears from Grandmommy's vacation Bible school).
Snug loves life. At eight years old, he is a big brother four times over, a role he takes very seriously. He loves to read, swim, run, play Legos, and hear stories. He is sensitive to the needs of others and has a very kind heart.
Little Monkey Man
Watch out world! This middle child is not about to be left out of anything! Formally known on this blog as "Baby J" he is a baby no longer. His sense of adventure is downright dangerous and he will push your buttons all day long. This six year old is very generous and has a sweet smile that will light up a room. Don't let him use his "eyes" on you or you may fall under his spell!
Four years old and quite the little lady. Not sure what we'll do with all of her emotions, but loving watching her grow. She loves ballet, preschool, and church and all of her friends-both real and stuffed variety.
She's three! Hard to believe how fast time goes by. She's my girl and she's demands lots of my love. Growing, changing, and making us all laugh (and scream...not gonna lie), this little one is so precious.
Oh this baby. Easiest one, cheeriest one. Laid back, happy, sweet.