Monday, November 3, 2008

Co Champions!!!!!

2008 PRYAA Pee Wee Co Champion D'backs!

Well, after not winning too many games during the actual season, Joshua's Pee Wee team came back something fierce in the tournament. It was double elimination. They won the first game, then the next. Before they knew it, they found themselves in the championship game against the 1 loss Yankee team. With Joshua pitching (very proud to say that!) and some good hitting to back him up, our D'backs pummeled the Yankees 17-5! The game went 5 innings and lasted about 2 1/2 hours.

However, because that was only the Yankee's first loss in a double elimination tournament, we were going to have to play them AGAIN, right after the first game! We all agreed that we didn't want to do that. Too long for us and the kids. I know they were exhausted! So the coaches agreed to be called Co-Champs and leave it at that. (Secretly I think the Yankees coach knew that they couldn't beat us, so they made a compromise. But that's ok. Joshua was pumped!)

So everyone got another trophy. Exciting! We took Joshua out to his choice of restaurants...McDonald's. I am so proud of him for sticking with it and being a good sport. It was a great team and a great season. Now we'll just wait until Spring!

Halloween 2008

The kids were so ready for Halloween. They have had their costumes for over a month, using them to play in. Now it was finally time to put them on and accomplish their one major goal...GET CANDY!
First, we went to a neighborhood Halloween party. They had pizza and cookies and games. It was a lot of fun. We got to spend time with our neighbors and meet some that we didn't know.

This is the pile afterwards...and this is just Elijah's. Steven took the kids out while I stayed home and handed out the candy. I thought I would be pretty busy considering all the kids in our neighborhood. However, they were either doing other things or came in big groups because I only answered the door about 4 or 5 times. But those kids got lots of candy from me! I don't need to have any left over!

Steven brought Zach and Eljah back early. They were done. Then he and Joshua went out to a few more houses. Of course, when everyone got back, we had a candy feast! Yum!