It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. We’ve been doing pretty well and staying fairly busy. Taylor played softball through Upward Sports and absolutely LOVED it. After some batting practice with daddy, she hit pretty well even! We went with Upward because of their focus on learning the game and having fun. With that in mind, the kids get to play various positions throughout the season. The one she looked most natural in (in our humble, non-biased opinion) was catcher. Where most of the other kids waddled in all the pads, she walked like a natural. She was able to squat for most of each inning she was catcher for even (though her legs were sore afterward).
She also ended her fifth year of dance. I can’t believe she’s been dancing for five years! This was her first year on a dancing team and she did very well. We had a long grueling dress rehearsal. We got there about 12:30, didn’t get home til around 7 and little girl’s legs hurt so badly that mama took pity and gave her a massage that was followed by pool time at Grandma & Grandpa’s hotel pool. Poor baby…. yeah. This year’s theme was Disney. As usual, she & I attended an earlier show so we could just sit and watch. Then it was our turn. It went surprisingly smooth. We had plenty of time between numbers for once. That turned out to be a very good thing because just before her second routine, I was getting her finale costume ready and realized I’d left a piece of it in the car! Thankfully, I’d gotten a good spot fairly close by. I also now know how to do a low bun. Just be sure you give me LOTS of bobby pins. And a hair net (to contain those pesky pieces of hair that don’t cooperate!).
Brian & I are doing well. We’re actually getting some quality “us” time this week because when my parents headed back to GA, they took Girly with them!
There’s not really been anymore progress on the garden. The nandina are in place, the red buds and the weeping yaupon are planted. All the bulbs we pulled? Yeah, they’re still in pots. The lilies? Still in pots – one of them actually bloomed! It’s beautiful too. I’ve since learned that it’s an Asiatic lily. The shocking part is that that puppy bloomed despite the fact there was no potting soil in the pot. We’d dug up lilies and hosta with the intention of moving them. Then life happened and the poor things are still sitting in pots.