Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Last Baseball Game

Baseball season is over for A. He played on the White Sox and Phil was the assistant coach. This year was a learning experience with the batters trying to hit from a kid pitching. If the pitcher threw four balls, then the coach would pitch to the batter. A. played in all positions but catching was a good fit for him. He did a nice job of catching the balls and throwing the ball accurately to the pitcher. Still at this point in baseball, the kids come in at all different skills and abilities. Hitting the ball wasn't ever a problem for A. He consistently hit the ball in the outfield and ran quickly to the bases. A. also liked to steal bases. This was new for the kids this year in baseball.

Warming up before an inning.

Throw a strike.

Coach Dad had to come in to pitch.

A. just caught a ball in his glove.

About to hit the ball.

Running to third base.

Another run crosses homeplate.

Time to go home. R. slept through the whole game. This was her first game. The weather was perfect, low 80's.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Baptism Day

Today was R's baptism along with 3 other babies. Here we are at the back of the church at the baptismal font. Gathered with us today to celebrate were grandmas, Godparents Raye and Danny, and my sister-in-law, Sara.

Godmother, Raye, is holding R. while she is being baptized.

The Nord Clan

We celebrated R's baptism with a meal following the ceremony. Here is R. all tuckered out from all of the excitement from the day. Most of our celebrations are with a Dairy Queen ice cream cake.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Park Outing

This morning we went to our neighborhood park before it got hot.

Three weeks old today.

Right in our neighborhood park there are two horses. They come to the children every time wanting them to feed them grass. The kids always make time to visit the horses. It's a little country in the city.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Love to Sleep

Like all babies, they love their sleep. R. gets plenty of sleep time during the day. At times it is hard to keep her siblings away. They are constantly wanting to check on her and see if she is awake. Over the past week, they have been doing better with leaving her be. The newness is wearing off...a little.

Every morning C. comes in our bedroom to see if her sister is awake or not. If R. is sleeping, then C. will often lay on the floor by her bassinet or on our bed. Yesterday, I had R. on our bed and C. put a pillow by her sister to watch her sleep. So precious that I had to take some photos.

Lots of Holding Time

Grandmas getting their 'fix' for holding the new baby.

Uncle Chris and Uncle Danny checking out the newest Nord.

Aunt Raye and Aunt Sara love holding their niece.

Some of my co-workers stopped over to see Baby R.

Proud Siblings

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Arrival of...


June 3, 2009
2:50 AM
7 pounds, 11 ounces
20 1/4 inches long

So cute

Aunt Sara brought down a "It's a Girl" balloon and tied at the bottom was this Baby R. candy bar.

Our new crew

O. was so excited to hold her new baby sister.

A proud BIG brother

C. no longer the baby of the family. I think there will be an adjustment to this.

The cousins met their new little cousin.

Aunt Sara watched the kids while we were at the hospital. What a big help that was.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Dancing Queen

This was O.'s first year back into dance since we moved to the DM area. She took a combination class with tap, jazz, and ballet. Every Thursday she had class for an hour and a half. Over the summer she will need to decide which type of dance specialize in. I know she is interested in taking a hip-hop class and then possibly a tap or jazz class. It will depend on scheduling too. For now, she will break for summer and will just have to have her dance and singing concerts in our garage. She along with a couple of neighborhood girls love performing for our neighbors.

Ready to tap

3/4 Combo Class