Friday, April 30, 2010

Double Header Bible Verse Friday

Last week I videoed Gehrig's verse with Chris' phone and couldnt get it to email, so this morning, Gehrig recited both last weeks and this weeks!
Last week his verse was, "Honor your Father and your Mother, and love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 19:19
This week his verse is, "The Lord crowns the humble with salvation." Psalm 149:4

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Little League T-Ball Opening Day

Well, the day Gehrig had been waiting for finally came. You may remember this post reporting that we had signed Gehrig up for T-Ball. No sooner had we signed him up, he was on the phone with both sets of grandparents inviting them to Opening Day! So, you can imagine how special it was that all four of them were able to make the day-long road trip to come out and cheer him on! It was a special day for Gehrig!
Here he is posing for a few pictures before the ceremony began.
Gehrig with his Grandma Joan and Grandpa Dub!

Gehrig with his Grandma Carole and Grandpa Jerry!

We were so sad that Daddy had to miss his opening day, but lately Chris has been having such a crazy work schedule!

After his obligatory photo shoot, he headed over to the dugout with his team to get ready! He was so happy to score the #4 jersey. You can't be named after Lou Gehrig and not wear the #4 jersey!!! All set, waiting with his team in the dugout.
Colin was all set to go, too! Hmmmm, when is this thing going to start????Guess I will take some ground balls while I wait.
Gehrig's biggest fans and cheering section.The Marlins were the first team to take the field! The announcer introduced the team and called each player out by name. The head of the association gave them a high-five and handed them their official Little League pin.
Number 4....Gehrig Gesch!!!!After receiving his pin. He looks so proud.
Marlins on three! ONE!!!! TWO!!!!! THREE ........
MARLINS!!!! Taking a knee in the outfield to enjoy the rest of the ceremony. They were the first team called, so they had a long wait out there. Gehrig was chosen as the T-Ball representative to say the Little League Pledge.

Look who was able to show up!! DADDY!!!One group shot!!After enjoying the free hot dogs at the stadium, the Marlins headed out to the outfield to take team and individual pictures.What a good looking little team!Of course, I made Gehrig pose for one more!

Thank you so much to Grandma Joan, Grandpa Dub, Grandma Carole, and Grandpa Jerry for sharing in this special day with us! I know that it meant so much to Gehrig to have you here! We love you!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bible Verse Friday

Wow! It has been a week since my last post. I need to get my Opening Day T-ball pictures organized and posted and then, of course, get the Doggie Party posted, too!
Until then, enjoy this week's Bible verse. "Cast all your worries upon Him, because He care for you." I Peter 5:7

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Bible Verse Friday

Well, I cut off thebeginning part, sorry. This week's verse is, "I will do whatever you ask in my name so that I might bring glory to the Father." John 14:13

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Birthday

TO MY HANDSOME LITTLE PRINCE!!
It was just two short years ago, today, that Colin entered this world, blessed us beyond our wildest dreams, and made our family complete! What fun, sweet, fiesty little boy you have become, Colin. Your little tooth-filled smile just lights up our life.
With Daddy working nights, we didnt have any family time to celebrate the occasion, but we do have a little shindig planned for Sunday, complete with both sets of grandparents!
Tonight I took the boys to Burger King and let the run around to tire them out. I snapped this picture of the birthday boy and just had to share it!

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Today's post has been brought to you by CANDY!!!

Or, "Nan-nee" as Colin would say it! The Gesch household has been infultrated by Easter candy this week. Colin asks for it first thing in the morning and doesnt stop thinking about it until he goes to bed at night. He actually probably dreams about it too!
The reason we have so much candy might be directly related to the fact that we went to THREE Easter Egg hunts this week!

EGG HUNT #1
First we had Chris's squadron Easter Party. There was a lot food, fun, a photo op....and an egg hunt! Colin was in the first group to go with all the little kids. It was first time he participated in a real egg hunt, but he had a lot of pracitice and coaching from his big brother at home ahead of time.
Off he goes!



He liked to inspect each one and check out what was inside before he put them in his basket...makes for a slow hunt, but he had a good time!


Gehrig's turn...Gerhig was in the 4 and older group!

On your mak....Get set....


...GO!!!....

I didn't get too many of Gehrig because he was too quick!

The boys after the hunt...as you can see, Colin has already started to enjoy some of his loot!
I am just including this picture so that you can see how TERRIBLY windy it was that day! We were supposed to have a bouncey house, but we decided that it wasnt such a good idea!
They had a prize drawing. Colin picked a puzzle and sidewalk chalk.
And Gehrig picked a frisbee and sidewalk chalk!
EGG HUNT #2
I have been so impressed with local library here in Clovis. Each Wednesday, Miss Crissie holds a storytime for the little ones. In addition to story time this week, she held a practice Easter egg hunt. Each of the little ones decorated their own Easter bag with crayons and stickers. Then Miss Crissie put some Easter grass in the bottom of it.

Colin's decorated Easter bag

After decorating their bags and leaving them on the table, they went out into the childrens' section of the library to hunt for eggs. Colin only found one, but he was fine with that

He would rather look at the fish anyway!When they finished the hunt and got back to the room they found that a little surprise treat had been left in their bags. Of course, it was none other than......CANDY!!!

After waiting in line so patiently, he finally "claimed" his cupcake by sticking his finger in the frosting! That's one way to make sure you get what you want!

EGG HUNT #3
Our final egg hunt took place at the Hillcrest Zoo her in Clovis, and let me tell you, everyone and their grandmother was there!
They had the kids surround the grassy area where the eggs where hid.

Waiting is so hard!
I got a few shots of Colin, but it was such total mass chaos, that I didnt even see Gehrig go (Chris had his eyeballs on him though).
The hunt literally took less than a minute!
I wanted to get a cute picture of the two of them, but all I could get was the tops of their heads because they couldnt resist checking out their eggs. Inside they found plastic animals, animal tatoos, jelly bracelets, tops, and, yes, MORE CANDY!

As we sat their enjoy the beautiful day, a reporter from the Clovis New Journal came by and interviewed Gehrig. She said that the interview would be on their website that evening, but we have yet to find it.
For some reason, I can see a career with the microphone in his future.

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