March 18, 2011

Busy Blogging

I’m really not as bad of a blogger as it probably appears.  Believe it or not, I’m constantly on my computer updating one of my other blogs.

First, there is my class blog . . . which I feel obligated to keep up since my kiddos at school {and their parents, grandparents} love checking it all the time to see all of the fun things we’ve been doing.Mrs. Bumgardner\

Then there’s my new blog that my friend Diane and I launched last month for other 1st grade teachers.  It’s linked to our TpT {Teachers Pay Teachers} store and it has been quite popular this past week.  Thanks to some fun giveaways that we offered there have been teachers from all over the country checking in and buying our products.  It’s been very exciting . . . but it also feels like another full time job!!! made for 1st grade header

March 6, 2011

Our Busy Weekend {In Pictures}

This was a jammed pack weekend of sporting events for us.  Besides playing in the 2-1 Tournament at Westurban, Grant also had two basketball games.  We finally charged the batteries in our {good} camera and got some great shots during last night’s basketball game . . . which we just happened to win 29-21.

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Today we headed out to the ballpark early . . . all bundled up again!!!  Grant had three games back to back {10:30, 12:00, 2:00}.  They won one, tied one & lost one.  We had our first experience playing the Cardinal’s.  It seems so weird seeing Grant dressed in green in all of these pictures instead of red.  He played the majority of the day on 1st base and did a great job!!! Copy of DSCN4396DSCN4394DSCN4396DSCN4397

Here he is up to bat against the Cardinal’s.   It’s still very weird seeing all of his buddies in the outfield when he’s batting. DSCN4393

Grant also got to make his pitching debut of the season in our final game.DSCN4401DSCN4402            

March 5, 2011

Baseball is Back {already}

Even though it’s officially still winter we got back to baseball today.  It was a day full of new beginnings.  Not only was it Grant’s first baseball game of the season, but it was also his first time playing with his new team {The Wichita Athletics}.

This is a 2-1 tournament so every kid steps up to the plate with a 2-1 pitch count.  Luckily, he cranked one of his first pitches out into right field and it actually got stuck in the fence!!!DSC_0539 DSC_0540    DSC_0538

Jeff helped out on first base today and I was kind of hoping to get a picture of him and Grant there together.   {I don’t think I’ve had one of those shots since the early days of tee ball.}  I guess I’ll have to keep waiting though because Jeff flagged him on around to second base before I could get my camera ready.


Here he is on third base with one of his {new} coaches . . . Gary!!!DSC_0547

I even got a little smile after he crossed the plate and was running into the dugout!!!DSC_0548

From these pictures you can probably tell that Grant had to bulk up for the game.  Thanks to the cold Kansas wind he had 5 layers on top and 3 on the bottom.  We are crossing our fingers for much warmer temperatures tomorrow.  Since our first game got cancelled this morning due to the wind-chill we have three games left to play tomorrow.