Friday, October 5, 2012

Soccer and Dance

The kids are going to be busy the next couple of months. On September 8th, the kids started playing soccer again. This is a whole new team with all new kids, including their cousin Drew which made them very excited.

On top of soccer, we have the kids in a Polish Dance group which we started yesterday night and will be on Thursday nights. We all went to the St. Anne's Festival a few weeks ago to see them dance and meet their teacher. They have all been very excited about starting dance, but no one was more excited than Helena after she saw the "Princess Dresses" at the festival. They had a great time last night, and Mary and I were both relieved when we learned they was a seamstress to make the costumes. Neither one of us can really sew, although Mary is better than me... she can fix buttons. So, we have two days of activities planed on top of 5 day a week preschool. We may have lost our minds.

Lets Go Tigers!

On Saturday after our weekly soccer game, we took the kids and met up with Grandma and Grandpa Huddas,Uncle Ed, Clay, Drew, Aunt Becca, and Uncle John at our Church for a tailgate party and Tigers game outing. After eating and playing for a while, we boarded the busses and headed down to the old Ballpark. I think the kids enjoyed the bus ride as much as the baseball game.

Seamus latched on to Uncle Ed, and got to play Angry Birds and take pictures the entire way to the game. Helena and Katie soon followed suit and got Mary and I to let them play games on our phones as well. The kids made it through about 4 innings before they needed to get up and move. First we went on the Tiger Carousel. Seamus and Helena loved it, but Katie had had enough of it by about halfway through and tried to climb off her tiger.

After that we all went to the Ferris Wheel, but Katie already had enough excitement from the carousel, so Seamus, Helena and I went on it on our own. They loved it and thought it was funny that we were riding in giant baseballs.

After the rides, the girls got to pick out Tigers hats to wear (Seamus and Mary bought one at Meijer earlier so no on missed out). Both of them wanted pink hats with sparkles on it, they are such girls. After all that it was somehow only the bottom of the 6th inning, and the kids did something strange. The actually watched some of the baseball game. Afterwards we rode the bus back and had a pizza dinner. By the time we got home it was well past bedtime. It was a long day, but everyone had fun and we got to see a victory. Go Tigers!

Happy Birthday to Mommy

Last Tuesday we celebrated Mary's 35th birthday. After we got home from work we went apple picking, along with the kids and Grandma and Grandpa Huddas. The weather called for rain, but it held out until we finished picking apples.

After picking we stopped and got our cider and donuts (no day off U-Pick is complete without cider and donuts). After apple picking we went to one of our favorite restaurants for Mary's Birthday dinner, Cheeseburger in Paradise. When we got home we were going to sing happy birthday, but the kids had such a long a day so they were too cranky to sing that night. So the next day after dinner we got out the traditional Blake's Birthday Donuts with a candle and sang happy birthday to Mommy.