Friday, June 24, 2016

All Stars Tournament #1

 After we finished our regular spring season of baseball, Easton was nominated to try out for All Stars. Our county has two All Star teams and Easton made one of the teams! We've had a lot of baseball practices and scrimmages. Last weekend we traveled about an hour away for our first baseball tournament. 

It was a lot of fun and I can just imagine the many tournaments we will have over the next few years. We ended up playing three games in the tournament before we went home. We lost the first game, won the second game, and lost the third game. The last game was a tough loss because it sent us home and we played a team that displayed really poor sportsmanship. Tough loss. 

We had a good bit of time to waste between games so we stayed cool under our tents with water, fans, snacks, lunch, etc. 

Easton has played in left field during All Stars and it was good for him to learn a new position and see how the outfield works with the infield. He learned a lot and we really saw the game of baseball being played.

We have one tournament to go and then we'll be taking a break from baseball until Fall ball begins. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pool Time

 After we took Easton to the aquatic center, we decided to go back and let him take a friend with him. They had such a fun time swimming and playing together. 

They spent a lot of time jumping off the side of the pool into the water. These pictures show you just how fun the summer is! I love it!  

Hopefully next year we'll have a pool in our own backyard and won't have to go anywhere, but for now - this works! They had a blast!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pool Day

 It has been so hot lately that without a pool to get in, you almost can't enjoy the mid-day temperatures lately. We recently took Easton to an aquatic center to swim in. It's the only way to beat this heat! He LOVES to swim and he had a great time.

He enjoyed going down the slide over and over! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

15 Weeks Pregnant

When I was pregnant with Easton, I did weekly pregnancy photos and updates on my blog so I wanted to do the same with the twins. It'll be fun to look back and compare. I started updates at 14 weeks with Easton, but then missed 15 and 16 weeks with him so no real comparisons this week. 

I am officially 15 weeks pregnant and am thrilled to be in the second trimester! 

How far along
? 15 weeks
How big are babies? Babies are about 4 inches long and the size of an apple or an avocado. That's 8 inches of baby - no wonder I'm getting a pooch! 
How I’m feeling? This week I've been up and down with how I'm feeling. I've had some bad days with nausea and vomiting, and some good days where I have felt well. 
How I’m changing? My stomach is definitely beginning to get a little more round. It's at that weird point where I don't really look pregnant to others (maybe it looks like I just ate too much?!), but I can tell. I can still wear my regular clothes and plan on wearing them as long as I can.
What I miss? The only thing I miss is feeling well all the time. 
Symptoms? I woke up Saturday and felt awful and was on the couch for about 4 hours. I got sick that morning and just had horrible nausea pretty much the rest of the day. Then on Sunday and Monday I felt great! It varies day by day. I've also felt tired this week at times. 
Cravings? I haven't craved anything this week. 
Food Aversions? I mentioned before that I had a weird aversion to meat. I've been able to eat meat again this week as long as it's with something else (no plain grilled chicken, etc). I haven't really had any aversions this week. 
Highlights this week? I haven't felt a lot of movements (some every now and then), but at times I can tell where the babies are just by how my stomach feels and where it's sticking out. Yesterday I was laying down and I felt them towards the left bottom part of my belly button. It felt like they were both crowded right there. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Easton's 6th Birthday Party

 At the end of May we celebrated Easton's birthday. We went to Tennessee to celebrate with family and friends there. We rented a local indoor pool for two hours so we had a room for the food/cake and then the kids could swim. 

Easton loves to swim, so it was right up his ally. He had a great time. The bigger kids swam in the deeper pool and jumped off of the diving boards, while the younger kids stayed in a more shallow area. Everyone seemed to have a good time!

It's hard to believe that our little boy is six years old! Time flies when you are having fun!