Saturday morning, both boys were scheduled to have games but Liam's was cancelled due to the cold temps, so we were all able to go to Jake's. He moved up a league this year (7-8 year olds) and it's the first year that they do both outs and strikes, so it's definitely an adjustment, but he had a few good hits and kept his chin up when he did strike out, so we were super proud!
Everyone was pretty wiped on Saturday afternoon, and we had plans that evening with some friends, so I told Jake he needed to take it easy for awhile while Liam napped and I got some stuff done around the house. My little book-loving heart skipped a beat when he said, "Ok, I think I'll read my new book for awhile" and picked up the Magic Treehouse book he'd checked out of the school library. He's been independently reading for awhile, and he will do it on occasion, but it's usually something more that I have to suggest he do....it's been amazing to see his reading progress over the past few months.
Gracie doesn't have to be told twice to get some rest:
|I can't look at this shot without laughing, it's like he's auditioning for the next "Zoolander"!!|
|some signs of spring at our house!|
After naptime, we headed to a park near our house that has a trail with a waterfall...the highlight for the boys, as always, was launching rocks into the stream. (we finally talked Liam into getting out of his church clothes for this adventure!)